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The Mechanical Devil

The Mechanical Devil

The compelling twenty-second mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series, by acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis. ‘A beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ The Times


Secrets never stay buried for long . . .

When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find.

Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when two people with no apparent connection to each other are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field, seemingly victims of an execution-style double murder.

DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the two murders aren’t his only problem. The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it’s revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims. And Wesley’s own life is thrown into turmoil when a woman he helped on a previous investigation finds herself subjected to a campaign of terror . . .

Is there a link between the double murder and the accidental death of a young history student in Manor Field twenty years ago? And just what is the true identity of the Mechanical Devil?


What readers are saying about The Mechanical Devil:

An excellent read with lots of interesting twists and turns and a historic mystery woven through it’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Another superb story from Kate Ellis . . . One of my favourite writers‘ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

‘This series is my all time favourite – superb . . . Intelligent and exciting stories’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Kate Ellis never disappoints‘ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliant book, thoroughly enjoyed it‘ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

I really enjoy the Wesley Peterson books . . . they keep you guessing right to the end . . . a fantastic series‘ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

One of my favourites . . . Incredibly skilled plotting . . . fans of Elly Griffiths and traditional murder mysteries will love this one’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Fascinating historical plot line and twists and turns all the way through’ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Very entertaining . . . Another great book from my favourite author‘ Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st February 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349413143

Reviews

Kate Ellis skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative...The plotting is intricate and the finale totally unexpected
Bookseller
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end
Closer
Well worth a read 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
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times