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Wesley Peterson Books In Order

Publication Order of Wesley Peterson Books

The Merchant's House (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Armada Boy (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unhallowed Grave (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Funeral Boat (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bone Garden (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Painted Doom (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Skeleton Room (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plague Maiden (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cursed Inheritance (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage Hearse (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shining Skull (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood Pit (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Death (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flesh Tailor (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jackal Man (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cadaver Game (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Collector (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shroud Maker (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Season (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Eyes (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Kate Elis a renowned author was born in Liverpool and went to school in the city of Manchester where she studied drama. Kate Elis has worked in different fields which include; teaching, marketing and accountancy before she became an author. Her love for writing has enabled her to win several competitions, for instance, she won the North West Playwrights competition. Most of her stories are based on crime and mystery and she mostly like to slot in medieval history archaeology in her books. Kate is married and was blessed with two grown up sons. She currently lives in North Cheshire, England with her husband.

Kate Ellis novels feature an archaeology graduate police officer who is working as a detective sergeant Wesley Peterson who is dedicated in fighting crimes in the most lethal streets of South Devon. Each story contains a captivating contemporary murder obscurity with a separate historical case. A part from Wesley Peterson series, she has written several other books in a series known as Spooky Joe Plantagenet which was developed in North Yorkshire alongside several other short stories about crime fiction anthologies and magazines. She was elected as a member of the Detection Club in 2014. A part from being elected as a member of the Detection Club, she is also a member of the Crime Writers Association and Murder Squad. She is presently working on her number nineteen Wesley Peterson novel.

Kate has appeared in several TV shows key among them is when she presented herself for interview with TEDx Event at Stockport College. The content of the interview is available in the You Tube. She also appeared on Legal TV interview on October 7th 2014, and the content for that interview is there in the You Tube. That interview only lasted for ten minutes. She also availed herself for an interview on Sunflower fm.

Kate has written a total of eighteen books in the Wesley Peterson Series. The first novel in the series is known as The Merchant’s house. The story in this novel is above your expectation especially to those who enjoy reading stories about crime and mysteries. Kate wonderfully put together addictive series of West Country-set crime novel that features Wesley Peterson, who is the first detective in Devon. Wesley the first black detective from the Met is anticipating meeting some resistance, but surprisingly, for Wesley he is feeling very much at home. The first person that Wesley meets is his long time friend called Neil Watson. Mr. Watson is the head of an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant’s house, and Wesley is forced to go separately from other policemen who are searching for the missing child to investigate the brutal death of a young mother. The tension is slowly piling up when a dead body is found, but to Wesley’s relief, the discovered body is more than four hundred years old. All in all, the body seems to be tragic murder, this is because the bones resembles those of a strangled young woman together with a new born baby.

It was even more confusing when another body, in fact the most current one is found, the circumstances that engulfed the child’s disappearance became even more ambiguous. This makes Wesley to strongly believe that the ancient motives of jealousy, frantic longing for a child and sexual obsession are some of the reasons for crimes in Devon. In both of the modern and old deaths, Wesley is determined to unravel mysteries surrounding these deaths if such ugly incidences are to be averted in the future. If you would wish to know more about the story, it would only be prudent if you purchase the book and read it on your own. You can be assured that the book is captivating and if you get hold of it especially if you love stories about mysteries and crimes you will not think of putting it down.

The second book in the Wesley Peterson series is called The Armada Boy. This novel was published in 1999 by Piatkus. The story is about Norman Openhelm who is an American veteran of the D Day Landings, on an over-romantic journey with his ancient unit to their west county base. This is the final body that the archeologist Neil Watson is anticipating to get in the ruins of an ancient chantry chapel. Neil knows that, for him to be successful in his quest, he has to turn to his friend Sergeant Wesley Peterson for assistance.

Ironically, both Wesley and Neil are looking at an invading force; Wesley the Second World War American veteran and Neil being a group of shipwrecked Spaniards supposed to have met a rough end at the hands of the fuming locals as they move slowly from the ruins of the great Armada in 1558. Local memories shown to be retentive and Peterson is soon caught up passed accusations, romances and resentments from fifty years ago. But the poise of Openheim’s wife, Dorinda, and her reliance on a comrade veteran in the party, provides an all-too-familiar reason for killing.

A part from Dorinda the wife to Openheim, there is another quarrelsome group of homeless youths who are also under surveillance; then another veteran’s wife goes missing. This makes the case of Peterson to be even more confounding, as Neil unravels a disastrous story from the distant past. Four hundred years have now gone when two strangers in a bizarre land dies violently, this makes Wesley to ask himself if the same motives of hatred, jealousy and revenge be at work? Peterson has got no time left to find out. For more about this book, it would only be prudent if you buy it and read the fascinating story.

Finally, it is good to give credit where it is due. Kate Ellis deserves all the credit for the job well done. She has put together a series that anybody who likes to spend his or her free time reading books would not want to put down. If your hobby is reading then you surely need a whole collection under Wesley Peterson series.

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