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The Shroud Maker

(Book 18 in the DI Wesley Peterson series)
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'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times

A year on from the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in South Devon.

The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a fourteenth-century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. It seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town.

When archaeologist Neil Watson makes a grim discovery on the site of Palkin's warehouse, it looks as if history might have inspired a killer. It is only by delving into the past that Wesley can come close to uncovering the truth . . .

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 Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves.


I loved this novel . . . 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

'A gripping read' Best

'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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