Dead Man's Lane
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Dead Man's Lane

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The gripping new mystery in the DI Wesley Peterson series from acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.

Some paths lead only to the grave . . .

Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since artist Jackson Temples lured young women there to model for disturbing works of art. Some of those girls never left the house alive.

Now, decades later, Strangefields is to be transformed into a holiday village, but the developer's hopes of its dark history being forgotten are dashed when a skull is found on the site. And when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples' crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears that a copy-cat killer is at large. Especially when another brutal murder in a nearby village appears to be linked.

As Wesley's friend, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson, uncovers the secrets of Strangefields' grisly past, it seems that an ancient tale of the dead returning to torment the living might not be as fantastical as it seems. And Wesley must work fast to discover who's behind the recent murders . . . before someone close to him is put in danger.

What readers are saying about Kate Ellis:

'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times

'Kate Ellis has got to be one of my favourite authors' Reader review, 5 stars

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

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

'Another brilliant book that keeps you gripped' Reader review, 5 stars

'Haunting' Independent

'Kate has you spellbound' Reader review, 5 stars

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

'Unputdownable' Bookseller
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 26mm | 280g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0349418284
  • 9780349418285
  • 105,595

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Kate Ellis skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative...The plotting is intricate and the finale totally unexpected * Bookseller * 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 * The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end * Closer * I loved this . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception -- Ann Cleeves Haunting * Independent * A beguiling author who interweaves past and present * The Times * Praise for Kate Ellis:
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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 Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries.

In 2019 Kate was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for the second time. She has also twice been shortlisted for CWA Short Story Dagger.

Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk
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232 ratings
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