The Jackal Man by Kate EllisThe Jackal Man by Kate Ellis

The Jackal Man

byKate Ellis

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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When a teenage girl is strangled and left for dead on a lonely country lane, by an attacker she describes has having the head of a dog, the police are baffled. But when the body of another young woman is found mutilated and wrapped in a white linen sheet, DI Wesley Peterson suspects that the killer is performing an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification.

Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has been called to Varley Castle to catalogue the collection of Edwardian amateur Egyptologist, Sir Frederick Varley. However, as his research progresses, Neil discovers that Wesley's strange murder case bears sinister similarities to four murders that took place near Varley Castle in 1903 - murders said to have been committed by Sir Frederick's son.

As the Jackal Man's identity remains a frustrating enigma, it seems that the killer has yet another victim in mind. A victim close to Wesley Peterson himself . . .

Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. Kate has twice been nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Short Story Dagger and the novel, THE PLAGUE MAIDEN, was nominated for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2005.
Title:The Jackal ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.88 × 5 × 1.12 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749955937

ISBN - 13:9780749955939


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ancient ritual mystery Set in both modern times and in 1903 in Castle Varley through flashbacks, a murderer has been lurking linked to ancient Egyptian rituals. This novel was captivating for its believable characters, the mysterious 100 year old murder and the current murder that seems to be linked together in a bizarre way. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Date published: 2017-06-02