The first gripping mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series by award-winning author Kate Ellis.'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times
'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times
DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby.
As they begin to investigate the murders, Wesley starts to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy and sexual obsession. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy . . .
Discover your new favourite crime series by reading the first gripping mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series by award-winning author Kate Ellis. The perfect page-turner for fans of Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves.
What readers are saying about The Merchant's House . . .
'I couldn't stop turning the pages . . . Something about this book just hooked me!' Goodreads Review, 5 stars
'Superb . . . Five stars' Reader review, 5 stars
'If you like Ian Rankin, LJ Ross, Elly Griffiths and James Oswald, you will enjoy Kate Ellis' Reader review, 5 stars
'Gripping . . . Love how the past and present bring the story together' Reader review, 5 stars
'You'll fall in love with coastal England and find yourself walking the cobbled lanes in your imagination . . . Do not miss this series!' Reader review, 5 stars
'The first in an outstanding series of contemporary crime fiction' Reader review, 5 stars
'Fantastic read' Reader review, 5 stars
'Compelling . . Kept you guessing from start to finish. I would highly recommend it' Reader review, 5 stars
'Loved it!!' Reader review, 5 stars
'Kate Ellis has certainly got a talent for story telling which can grab the imagination from the start' Reader review, 5 stars
'Really unputdownable' Reader review, 5 stars
'Gripping. Kate Ellis is my new favourite author' Reader review, 5 stars
'A page-turner' Reader review, 5 stars
Praise for Kate Ellis:
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present - The Times
Haunting - Independent
I loved this book . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
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 the CWA Short Story Dagger.
Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk