The Merchant's House: The Wesley Peterson Series, Book 1 by Kate EllisThe Merchant's House: The Wesley Peterson Series, Book 1 by Kate Ellis

The Merchant's House: The Wesley Peterson Series, Book 1

byKate Ellis

Mass Market Paperback | April 21, 2010

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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 strangled woman and a new born baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby.

As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy...

Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive series of West Country set crime novels feature Wesley Peterson, one of Devon's first black detectives.

Kate Ellis first enjoyed literary success as a winner of the North West Playwrights competition. She was nominated twice for the CWA Short Story Dagger 2003 and THE PLAGUE MAIDEN was nominated for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2005.
Title:The Merchant's House: The Wesley Peterson Series, Book 1Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 0.75 inPublished:April 21, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074995275X

ISBN - 13:9780749952754


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wesley Peterson #1 Do I need another series to read? Absolutely not. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t resist adding another one anyway. This first book in Kate Ellis’ crime series featuring Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson is good, better than many first books often are in a series. I like the strong, crisp writing. The plot moves along very quickly so I was never bored or wondering where the story line was heading. Ellis blends a historical mystery in with a modern one, making the plot even more interesting, something that is essential for a first novel to keep readers coming back for more. The main characters in the book are interesting enough for me to want to continue reading about them in the next book.
Date published: 2013-06-01

Editorial Reviews

Detective fiction with a historical twist- fans... will love it.-SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY