The Boy Who Lived with the Dead
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The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

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A child haunted by the past. A village troubled by secrets.


'A powerful story of loss, malice and deception' Ann Cleeves

The second historical thriller in the Albert Lincoln series by bestselling crime writer Kate Ellis.

1920. Scotland Yard detective DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year when he's called away from London to a new case in the North West of England. Before the War he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge. Now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge. Albert is determined that this time him he will find the truth . . . and the missing child.

When Albert delves into the lives of the village residents he uncovers shocking secrets and obsessions. Then, as more bodies are discovered, he realises that his young witness from the cemetery lodge is in grave danger, from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'.

As Albert discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer not only to Jimmy's killer but to solving a mystery of his own: the whereabouts of his lost son.


What readers are saying about The Boy Who Lived with the Dead:

'Outstanding' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A fantastic read which kept me guessing right until the last few pages' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Superb!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Compulsive reading . . . very cleverly constructed with plenty of twists' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Hard to put the book down' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'[Kate Ellis] must be a genius' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Excellent' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 32mm | 260g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0349418357
  • 9780349418353
  • 189,648

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A splendidly macabre thriller -- Andrew Taylor Extraordinarily powerful -- Peter Lovesey This could be an instant classic -- L. C. Tyler Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist -- Martin Edwards A powerful story of loss, malice and deception -- Ann Cleeves Praise for the Albert Lincoln novels:
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About Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries as well as the Joe Plantagenet mysteries and the Albert Lincoln Trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War.


She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library award.


Visit Kate online at: www.kateellis.co.uk
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