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The Merchant's House

The Merchant's House

*THE FIRST MYSTERY IN THE WESLEY PETERSON SERIES*


A history of secrets and lies . . .

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 woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant’s house nearby.

As they begin to investigate the murders, Wesley starts to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy and sexual obsession. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy . . .


What readers are saying about Kate Ellis:



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

I couldn’t stop turning the pages… Something about this book just hooked me!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Unputdownable’ Bookseller

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

‘A really good read… could not put it down. I bought the second book as soon as I finished this one!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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

‘Very well put together and still managed to surprise me at the end – highly recommended’ In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

‘You’ll fall in love with coastal England and find yourself walking the cobbled lanes in your imagination . . . Do not miss this series!’ Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st January 2010

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780749952754

Reviews

Praise for Kate Ellis:
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
Haunting
Independent
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present.
THE TIMES
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end
Closer
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
I loved this book . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
Ann Cleeves
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
Detective fiction with a historical twist- fans... will love it.
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