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The Killing Place

(2023)
(Book 27 in the DI Wesley Peterson series)
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Million-copy bestselling author Kate Ellis returns with the brand new book in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series.


'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' THE TIMES

November. With the tourist season over in South Devon, Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson is looking forward to a quieter month in the CID. But when a man is shot dead on Bonfire Night, he finds he has a complex murder case on his hands.

The body of Patrick North was found in woodland connected to Nesbaraton Hall, a grand estate dating back to the eighteenth century. The Smithson family, who own the estate, are away on holiday. However, when an anonymous letter threatening to abduct the Smithson son is uncovered, Wesley fears North's death might have been collateral damage in a sinister kidnap plot.

Meanwhile, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson discovers a hidden grotto in a developer's field - land that was once part of the Nesbaraton estate. Evidence of past rituals and the discovery of a skeleton buried next to the grotto raise questions about strange occurrences, past and present, on the estate.

Then, just when Wesley's team seem to be making progress in their investigation, a resident of the nearby village is killed in a near identical shooting. A race is on to find a ruthless killer, before they strike again . . .

Whether you've read the whole series, or are discovering Kate Ellis's DI Wesley Peterson novels for the first time, this is the perfect page-turner if you love reading Ann Cleeves and Elly Griffiths.

Praise for Kate Ellis . . .


'Clever plotting hides a powerful story of loss, malice and deception'
Ann Cleeves

'Haunting'
Independent

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

'Unputdownable'
Bookseller

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

Genre: Mystery

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