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Dead Man's Lane

Dead Man's Lane

The gripping new mystery in the DI Wesley Peterson series from acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.

Some paths lead only to the grave . . .

Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since artist Jackson Temples lured young women there to model for disturbing works of art. Some of those girls never left the house alive.

Now, decades later, Strangefields is to be transformed into a holiday village, but the developer’s hopes of its dark history being forgotten are dashed when a skull is found on the site. And when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples’ crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears that a copy-cat killer is at large. Especially when another brutal murder in a nearby village appears to be linked.

As Wesley’s friend, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson, uncovers the secrets of Strangefields’ grisly past, it seems that an ancient tale of the dead returning to torment the living might not be as fantastical as it seems. And Wesley must work fast to discover who’s behind the recent murders . . . before someone close to him is put in danger.

What readers are saying about Kate Ellis:

‘A beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ The Times

Kate Ellis has got to be one of my favourite authors’ Reader review, 5 stars

I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception’ Ann Cleeves

‘The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end’ Closer

‘Another brilliant book that keeps you gripped’ Reader review, 5 stars

‘Haunting’ Independent

Kate has you spellbound’ Reader review, 5 stars

‘A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph

‘Unputdownable’ Bookseller
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th February 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780349418292

Reviews

Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
Praise for Kate Ellis:
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end
Closer
For anyone who enjoys a traditional detective story with an intriguing historical twist . . . Ellis is a fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
I loved this . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
Ann Cleeves
Kate Ellis skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative...The plotting is intricate and the finale totally unexpected
Bookseller
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
Haunting
Independent