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The Mermaid's Scream

(2017)
(Book 21 in the Wesley Peterson series)
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Why did Wynn Staniland, a legend in the literary world, suddenly become a recluse in the 1980s? Most assumed he stopped writing because of his wife's bizarre suicide; a death that mirrored a murder case from the nineteenth century. And now a promising young author called Zac Wilkinson is working on Staniland's biography and hopes to reveal the true story to a waiting world - while at the same time keeping his own troubled past hidden from public view.

When Wilkinson is found brutally murdered, DI Wesley Peterson finds links to the unexplained poisoning of a middle-aged couple at a local caravan park - and Wynn Staniland appears to be the connection.

As Wesley delves further into the case he suspects a sinister puppet show might provide the solution: a grim re-enactment of the murder of Mary Field, a cause celebre from the reign of Queen Victoria that inspired Staniland's best-known novel.

The case becomes personal for Wesley when he discovers his son is involved, and as he begins to unravel decades of secrets and deception, the shocking truth proves almost too much to bear . . .

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream
Author(s): Kate Ellis
ISBN: 1-4448-3833-4 / 978-1-4448-3833-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream (Wesley Peterson)
Author(s): Kate Ellis
ISBN: 0-349-41309-6 / 978-0-349-41309-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Book 21 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series
Author(s): Kate Ellis
ISBN: 0-349-41311-8 / 978-0-349-41311-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Mermaid's Scream
Author(s): Kate Ellis
ISBN: 1-4079-7051-8 / 978-1-4079-7051-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Mermaid's Scream
Author(s): Kate Ellis
ISBN: 1-4079-7052-6 / 978-1-4079-7052-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Wesley Peterson, Book 21
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Soundings
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Wesley Peterson, Book 21
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Soundings
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Wesley Peterson, Book 21
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Soundings
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Wesley Peterson, Book 21
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Book 21 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Piatkus
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February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid's Scream: Book 21 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series
Author(s): Kate Ellis
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU