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Kate Ellis

The House of Eyes by Kate Ellis

January 1, 2017

Piatkus:  London 2016 (HC) Kate Ellis’s twentieth Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery follows the pattern she has established in the previous volumes:  A contemporary crime and its solution is inextricably tied to the past—and very often, the distant past.  While in…


The Death Season by Kate Ellis

July 1, 2016

Piatkus Publishers:  London 2015 (PB) Kate Ellis continues her unbroken string of complex and fascinating studies of the nature of evil—in both contemporary and past times—featuring the criminal investigation of Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson and the archaeological investigations of his…


The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis

August 1, 2015

Piatkus Publishers:  London 2014 (HC) In this, the eighteenth Wesley Peterson mystery novel, author Kate Ellis continues her mastery of spinning tales of contemporary murder and mayhem that are intricately and integrally entwined with sins committed in the distant past.…


The Shadow Collector by Kate Ellis

October 1, 2013

Piatkus: London, England 2013 (HC) Lilith Benley has been released from prison after serving eighteen years for the brutal murders of teenagers Gabby Soames and Joanne Trelisip and has returned, some say inexplicably, to her rural smallholding aptly named Devil’s…


The Cadaver Game by Kate Ellis

January 1, 2013

Piatkus: London, England 2012 (pb) Kate Ellis is, by any definition, a formulaic writer. She presents the investigations of Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson of the Tradmouth CID in a contemporary murder, the archaeological investigations of Wesley’s best friend, Neil Watson,…


The Jackal Man by Kate Ellis

November 1, 2011

Piatkus Publishing: London 2011 (HC) In this, the fifteenth novel in the Wesley Peterson mysteries, Kate Ellis explores the dark side of family relationships and whether evil can be handed down through the generations. This brooding novel opens with the…


The Flesh Tailor by Kate Ellis

April 1, 2011

Piatkus Books: London 2010 (HC) It is not unusual for even the most skilled writer to occasionally publish a work that even his/her most ardent fan must admit is not quite up to the high standards he/she has previously established.…


The Blood Pit by Kate Ellis

January 1, 2009

Piatkus Books: London 2008 (pb) I have greatly enjoyed the Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery series since discovering it several years ago while vacationing in Great Britain. It has, however, been a constant source of dismay that this fine series is…


The Shining Skull by Kate Ellis

November 1, 2008

Piatkus Books Ltd: London, UK 2007 (pb) In this, the eleventh “Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery,” Kate Ellis continues what I think is one of the truly outstanding mystery/archaeology series that can be found on bookseller shelves today. Unfortunately, those booksellers…


The Plague Maiden by Kate Ellis

September 1, 2004

Piatkus Publisher Ltd, London 2004 (hc) In this, the eighth “Wesley Peterson murder mystery,” author Kate Ellis shows herself to be in top form. If her ploy of linking mysterious happenings from the ancient past with contemporary crime would seem…