The Shining Skull

Paperback edition released 01/03/2018

by Kate Ellis

Part of the DI Wesley Peterson Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Shining Skull

A good convoluted West Country tale starring the black detective Wesley Peterson of her previous titles and mixing ancient and modern crimes together as is her norm.  There is lots going on, lots of strands, lots of intrigue, lots to keep you hooked.  I love her.

Comparison: W J Burley, Peter James, Ann Granger.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Shining Skull Synopsis

Little Marcus Fallbrook was kidnapped in 1976 and when he never returned home, his grieving family assumed the worst. Then, thirty years later, teenage singing star Leah Wakefield disappears and DI Wesley Peterson has reason to suspect that the same kidnapper is responsible. And another abductor is at work in the area - a man who tricks blonde women into a bogus taxi and cuts off their hair. Has Leah fallen prey to the man the newspapers call 'The Barber' or has she suffered a more sinister fate? But then Marcus Fallbrook returns from the dead. And when DNA evidence confirms his identity, the investigation takes a new twist. Meanwhile, archaeologist, Neil Watson's gruesome task of exhuming the dead from a local churchyard yields a mystery of its own when a coffin is found to contain one corpse too many - a corpse that may be linked to a strange religious sect dating back to Regency times. Wesley has his hands full elsewhere - slowly, Marcus Fallbrook begins to recover memories that Wesley hopes will lead him to cunning and dangerous murderer. But he is about to discover that the past can be a very dangerous place indeed.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780349418964
Publication date: 1st March 2018
Author: Kate Ellis
Publisher: Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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About Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the award-winning author of the DI Wesley Peterson detective novels, as well the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries. Kate has won the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her crime writing. She has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and been longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk

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