The brutal massacre of the Harford family at Potwoolstan Hall in Devon in 1985 shocked the country and passed into local folklore. And when a journalist researching the case is murdered twenty years later, the horror is reawakened.
Sixteenth century Potwoolstan Hall, now a New Age healing centre, is reputed to be cursed because of the crimes of its builder, and it seems that inheritance of evil lives on as DI Wesley Peterson is faced with his most disturbing case yet. As more people die violently, Wesley needs to discover why a young woman has transformed a dolls house into a miniature reconstruction of the massacre scene. And could the solution to his case lie across the Atlantic Ocean, in the ruined remains of an early English settlement in Virginia USA?
When the truth is finally revealed, it turns out to be as horrifying as it is dangerous...
Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries.
In 2019 Kate was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for the second time. She has also twice been shortlisted for CWA Short Story Dagger.
Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present—The Times
Traditional detective fiction with a twist - fans will love it—Scotland on Sunday
The guesswork goes on until the end in the latest of this excellent series—The Good Book Guide
Star author. Unputdownable—Bookseller
Skilfully weaves past and present into a seamless narrative—Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
A gripping read—Best Magazine
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