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    • The Bone Garden

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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    An excavation at the lost gardens of Earlsacre Hall is called to a halt when a skeleton is discovered under a 300-year-old stone plinth, a corpse that seems to have been buried alive. But DS Wesley has a more recent murder case to solve. A man has been found stabbed to death in a caravan at a popular holiday park, and the only clue to his identity is a newspaper cutting about the restoration of Earlsacre. Does local solicitor Brian Willerby have the answer?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • An Unhallowed Grave

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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    When the body of Pauline Brent is found hanging from a yew tree in a local graveyard, DS Wesley Peterson immediately suspects foul play. Then history provides him with a clue. Wesley's archaeologist friend, Neil Watson, has excavated a corpse at his nearby dig - a young woman who, local legend has it, had been publicly hanged from the very same tree before being buried on unhallowed ground five centuries ago. Wesley is now forced to consider the possibility that the killer knows the tree's dark history.

    Regular price: $20.56

    • The Shadow Collector

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lilith Benley and her mother, rumoured to be witches, were convicted of the murder of two teenage girls. Eighteen years later Lilith is released from prison, and shortly after she returns to her old home, a young woman is found dead. DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson discovers a gruesome wax doll at a house that once belonged to a woman hanged for witchcraft. And when Neil has a near-fatal accident, some suspect a supernatural connection.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Cadaver Game

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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    When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered following an anonymous tip off, DI Wesley Peterson has problems establishing her identity. But as he digs deeper, he has another more disturbing case to investigate – the naked bodies of two teenagers have been found with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff. Both cases become stranger when Wesley realises they are linked to a sinister manhunt, mirroring events from the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Skeleton Room

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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    When workmen converting former girls' boarding school Chadleigh Hall into a luxury hotel discover a skeleton in a sealed room, DI Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan, are called in to investigate. But within minutes they have a second suspicious death on their hands: a team of marine archaeologists working on a nearby shipwreck have dragged a woman's body from the sea. And it becomes clear that her death was no accident. The dead woman's husband may be linked with a brutal robbery of computer equipment, but Wesley soon discovers that the victim had secrets of her own....

    Regular price: $23.34

    • The Funeral Boat

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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    When a skeleton is discovered on a Devon smallholding, DS Wesley Peterson, a keen amateur archaeologist, is intrigued by the possibility that it is a Viking corpse, buried in keeping with ancient traditions. But he has a rather more urgent crime to solve - the disappearance of a Danish tourist. Wesley finds disturbing evidence that the attractive Dane has been abducted. His boss, Gerry Heffernan, believes that Ingeborg's disappearance is linked to a spate of brutal robberies and that she witnessed something she shouldn't have.

    Regular price: $20.56

    • The Armada Boy

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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    Archaeologist Neil Watson did not expect to find the body of American veteran Norman Openheim in the ruins of the old chantry chapel. He turns to his old student friend, Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson, for help. Ironically, both men are looking at an invading force - Wes the WWII Yanks and Neil a group of Spaniards killed by outraged locals as they limped from the wreckage of the Armada. 400 years apart two strangers in a strange land have died violently - could the same motives of hatred, jealousy and revenge be at work? Wes is running out of time to find out....

    Regular price: $20.56

    • A High Mortality of Doves

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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    It's 1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons when the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquility. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove. During the war Myrtle volunteered as a nurse, working at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London.

    Regular price: $21.37

    • The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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    It is 1920, and DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Before the war, he'd investigated the murder of a child in a Cheshire village, and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing. With the help of the village schoolmistress, Albert closes in on the original prewar killer. He soon realises the only witness is in grave danger, possibly from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'. And as he discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own.

    Regular price: $22.57

    • The Merchant's House

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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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 newborn 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.

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Kissing the Demons

    • Joe Plantagenet Murder Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Thirteen Torland Place was the scene of five terrible murders back in the 19th century, and was also linked to the more recent disappearance of two teenage girls. When a student living in the house is found murdered, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether her death has anything to do with the house’s grim history. Then other, similar deaths come to light and he fears a ruthless killer is at work in the ancient Yorkshire city of Eborby; a killer who deprives each victim of one of their five senses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent British Mystery Author

    • By Jean on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Walking by Night

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Taking a shortcut home beneath the ruined abbey in the centre of the city, a teenage girl reports stumbling across a body. She also claims to have seen a mysterious nun-like figure watching her from the shadows. But during the subsequent search, no body is found. The girl's inebriated state and her troubled history make the police sceptical, and only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Plague Maiden

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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    When a letter arrives at Tradmouth police station addressed to a DCI Norbert it causes quite a stir. For though DCI Norbert has long since moved on, the letter claims to have evidence that the man convicted of murdering the Rev. Shipbourne, Vicar of Belsham, during a robbery in 1991 is innocent. Despite having a full caseload, DI Wesley Peterson is forced to at least follow up on the claims. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson is excavating a site in Pest Field. He discovers a mass grave that leads him to conclude that the site is one of an ancient medieval plague pit. But, more disturbing, is the discovery that the grave is home to a more recent resident....

    Regular price: $24.86

    • Watching the Ghosts

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Boothgate House is a recently converted apartment building with a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane known as Havenby Hall, it was where serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent on his release from prison. But three years later, Havenby Hall closed. And Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Solicitor Melanie Hawkes is investigating Havenby Hall when her young daughter is kidnapped.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bland Entry Into Joe Plantagenet Series

    • By Sires on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $15.34

    • The Devil's Priest

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Liverpool, 1539. A pregnant novice nun, Agnes Moore, ejected from her convent, claims to have been attacked in the ancient chapel of St Mary del Quay by Satan himself. Her former abbess, Lady Katheryn Lukeley, comes to her aid, but Agnes refuses to identify her lover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but slow (not an action plot)

    • By Kathy on 08-14-08

    Regular price: $27.19

    • A Painted Doom

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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    Teenager Lewis Hoxworthy discovers a disturbing painting in a medieval barn - a discovery which excites archaeologist Neil Watson, who is excavating an ancient manor house nearby. But when former rock star Jonny Shellmer is found shot through the head in Lewis' father's field and Lewis himself goes missing after contacting a man on the Internet, Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan, face one of their most intriguing cases yet. It seems that the Devon village of Derenham is not only full of resident celebrities seeking the rural idyll but also of secrets, ancient and modern. 

    Regular price: $23.34

    • The Mechanical Devil

    • Wesley Patterson, Book 22
    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find. Soon, however, the village becomes the focus of press attention when two people are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field. DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the murders aren't his only problem.

    Regular price: $22.57

    • The Mermaid's Scream

    • Wesley Peterson, Book 21
    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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    Why did literary legend Wynn Staniland suddenly become a recluse in the 1980s? Most assumed he stopped writing because of his wife's bizarre suicide. And now a promising young author called Zac Wilkinson is working on Staniland's biography and hopes to reveal the true story to a waiting world. When Wilkinson is found brutally murdered, DI Wesley Peterson finds links to the unexplained poisoning of a middle-aged couple - and Staniland appears to be the connection.

    Regular price: $22.10

    • The Death Season

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When DI Wesley Peterson is summoned to investigate a killing, he assumes that it is a routine case. But soon dark secrets start to emerge from the victim's past.... Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson is pulled from the historic Paradise Court to a ruined village from World War One.

    Regular price: $22.10

    • The Shroud Maker

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A year on from the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a 14th-century mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. Could there be a link between the two women?

    Regular price: $22.10

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