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The Stone Chamber

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349425702

Price: £20.99

ON SALE: 5th August 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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

On a summer evening, Robert and Greta Gerdner are shot dead at their home in the Devon countryside.

DI Wesley Peterson suspects the execution-style murders might be linked to Robert’s past police career – until Robert’s name is found on a list of people who’ve been sent tickets anonymously for a tour of Darkhole Grange, a former asylum on Dartmoor.

Wesley discovers that other names on the list have also died in mysterious circumstances and, as he is drawn into the chilling history of the asylum, he becomes convinced that it holds the key to the case.

When his friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, finds the skeleton of a woman buried in a sealed chamber dating back to the fifteenth century at his nearby dig, Wesley wonders whether there might be a connection between the ancient cell and the tragic events at Darkhole Grange.

With the clock ticking, Wesley must solve the puzzle, before the next person on the list meets a terrible end . . .

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.

Reviews

Praise for Kate Ellis:
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
Haunting
Independent
I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
Ann Cleeves
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end
Closer
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
A traditional detective story with an intriguing historical twist . . . Ellis is a fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
I absolutely loved this book . . . A perfectly paced crime novel that beautifully evokes both time and place. Kate Ellis keeps you guessing all the way through to the final unexpected twist
L. C. Tyler
A splendidly macabre thriller with a very dark heart and a hugely effective twist at the end
Andrew Taylor
Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist
Martin Edwards
Imagine a plot as devious as anything Agatha Christie devised, locate it in a Derbyshire village in 1919 and with writing as close to the pulse as Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth and you will have some idea of the extraordinary power of Kate Ellis's new novel
Peter Lovesey