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May 2019 Fiction: Mystery & Thrillers

Wesley Peterson
A Cursed Inheritance
By (author): Kate Ellis
9780349418957 Paperback English General Trade FICTION / Crime May 07, 2019
$15.99 CAD
Active 5 x 7.88 x 1 in 368 pages Little, Brown and Company Piatkus

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 Joe Plantagenet mysteries and the Albert Lincoln Trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War.

She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library award.

Visit Kate online at:

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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