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The Mechanical Devil : Book 22 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 30mm | 260g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0349413126
  • 9780349413129
  • 43,326

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

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the award-winning author of the DI Wesley Peterson detective novels, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries.

In 2019 Kate won the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her crime writing. It was the second time she had been shortlisted for the award, and she has also twice been shortlisted for CWA Short Story Dagger.

Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk
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414 ratings
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3 20% (83)
2 2% (9)
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