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Dead Man's Lane : Book 23 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series, Paperback / softback Book

Dead Man's Lane : Book 23 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series Paperback / softback

Part of the DI Wesley Peterson series


Some paths lead only to the grave . . . Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since artist Jackson Temples lured young women there to model for disturbing works of art.

Some of those girls never left the house alive. Now, decades later, Strangefields is to be transformed into a holiday village, but the developer's hopes of its dark history being forgotten are dashed when a skull is found on the site. And when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples' crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears that a copy-cat killer is at large.

Especially when another brutal murder in a nearby village appears to be linked. As Wesley's friend, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson, uncovers the secrets of Strangefields' grisly past, it seems that an ancient tale of the dead returning to torment the living might not be as fantastical as it seems. And Wesley must work fast to discover who's behind the recent murders . . . before someone close to him is put in danger. The latest gripping mystery in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series from Kate Ellis, the award-winning author of the 2019 CWA Dagger in the Library. What readers are saying about Kate Ellis:'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times'Kate Ellis has got to be one of my favourite authors' Reader review, 5 stars'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'Another brilliant book that keeps you gripped' Reader review, 5 stars'Haunting' Independent'Kate has you spellbound' Reader review, 5 stars'A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on' Peterborough Evening Telegraph'Unputdownable' Bookseller


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780349418285

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