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The Blood Pit

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748126651

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 6th January 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

‘A beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ The Times

Never has DI Wesley Peterson witnessed such a bizarre crime scene. A man has been brutally murdered by two precise wounds to his neck and his body drained of blood.

It seems that the victim, Charles Marrick, was not a popular man in the Devon area and Wesley doesn’t have a shortage of suspects. But then another victim is found killed in an identical fashion and a third body is also discovered.

As if Wesley didn’t have enough to investigate, Wesley’s friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, begins to receive disturbing anonymous letters about macabre events at a medieval abbey. The gory details bare resemblance to the recent murders and Neil fears they are being sent by the killer.

Wesley and Neil are forced to face tragedy and shocking revelations as sinister truths unfold, and they come face to face with a killer scarred by past sins.

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.

PRAISE FOR KATE ELLIS:

I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deceptionAnn Cleeves

‘Haunting’ Independent

‘Unputdownable’ Bookseller

‘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

Reviews

A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
A gripping read
Best Magazine
Skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative
Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
Traditional detective fiction with a historical twist - fans will love it
Scotland on Sunday
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller