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A Cursed Inheritance

Number 9 in series

By Kate Ellis

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  • £9.99

The 9th book in Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson Series

The brutal massacre of the Harford family at Potwoolstan Hall in Devon in 1985 shocked the country and passed into local folklore. And when a journalist researching the case is murdered twenty years later, the horror is reawakened. Sixteenth century Potwoolstan Hall, now a New Age healing centre, is reputed to be cursed because of the crimes of its builder, and it seems that inheritance of evil lives on as DI Wesley Peterson is faced with his most disturbing case yet. As more people die violently, Wesley needs to discover why a young woman has transformed a dolls house into a miniature reconstruction of the massacre scene. And could the solution to his case lie across the Atlantic Ocean, in the ruined remains of an early English settlement in Virginia USA? When the truth is finally revealed, it turns out to be as horrifying as it is dangerous.

Biographical Notes

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries as well as the Joe Plantagenet mysteries and the Albert Lincoln Trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War.


She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library award.


Visit Kate online at: www.kateellis.co.uk

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749936068
  • Publication date: 08 Sep 2005
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
The guesswork goes on until the end in the latest of this excellent series — The Good Book Guide
Star author. Unputdownable — Bookseller
A gripping read — Best Magazine
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present — The Times
Traditional detective fiction with a twist - fans will love it — Scotland on Sunday
Skilfully weaves past and present into a seamless narrative — Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
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