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. As he investigates Chadleigh Hall's past and the woman's violent death, both trails lead in surprising directions and matters are further complicated when a man wanted for a murder in London appears on the scene, a man who may know more about Wesley's cases than he admits...
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 twist with a historical twist - fans will love it—Scotland on Sunday
Star author. Unputdownable—Bookseller
Skilfully interweaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative—Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
A gripping read—Best Magazine
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