The Merchant's House
A gripping, detective thriller with a heart-stopping twist
By Kate Ellis
The first book in The Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery series
DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a strangled woman and a new born baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby.
As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy...
Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive series of West Country set crime novels feature Wesley Peterson, one of Devon's first black detectives.
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
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21 Jan 2010
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A beguiling author who interweaves past and present. — THE TIMES
Detective fiction with a historical twist- fans... will love it. — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY