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The Burial Circle

The Burial Circle

The brand new crime novel from Kate Ellis, the award-winning author of the 2019 CWA Dagger in the Library.

The dead don’t always rest in peace . . .

On a stormy night in December, a tree is blown down on an isolated Devon farm. And when the fallen tree is dragged away a rucksack is found caught amongst the roots – and next to it is a human skeleton.

The discovery of the body and the rucksack revives memories for DI Wesley Peterson. A young hitchhiker who went missing twelve years ago was last seen carrying a similar backpack. Suddenly a half-forgotten cold case has turned into a murder investigation.

Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Petherham, a famous TV psychic is found dead in suspicious circumstances whilst staying at a local guesthouse. Wesley’s friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, is studying Petherham’s ancient mill and uncovering the village’s sinister history. Could the string of mysterious deaths in Petherham over a hundred years ago be connected to the recent killings?

As Wesley digs deeper into the case, it seems that the dark whisperings of a Burial Circle in the village might not be merely legend after all . . .

Praise for Kate Ellis’s gripping mysteries:

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

‘Haunting’ Independent

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

‘Unputdownable’ Bookseller

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

‘A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 6th February 2020

Price: £20.99

ISBN-13: 9780349418315

Reviews

Praise for Kate Ellis:
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
Haunting
Independent
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end
Closer
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
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 novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
Ann Cleeves
I absolutely loved this book . . . A perfectly paced crime novel that beautifully evokes both time and place. Kate Ellis keeps you guessing all the way through to the final unexpected twist
L. C. Tyler
A splendidly macabre thriller with a very dark heart and a hugely effective twist at the end
Andrew Taylor
Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist
Martin Edwards
Imagine a plot as devious as anything Agatha Christie devised, locate it in a Derbyshire village in 1919 and with writing as close to the pulse as Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth and you will have some idea of the extraordinary power of Kate Ellis's new novel
Peter Lovesey