Welcome to the official website of the author Kate Ellis

Welcome to the official website of Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis is the author of two exciting series of crime novels, an historical novel and many short stories.

Kate Ellis is the author of two exciting series of crime novels, an historical novel and many short stories.

Her books in the Wesley Peterson series, containing an intriguing blend of mystery and history, include:

The Merchant's HouseThe Armada BoyAn Unhallowed GraveThe Funeral BoatThe Bone Garden, A Painted DoomThe Skeleton Room, The Plague Maiden, A Cursed Inheritance, The Marriage Hearse, The Shining Skull, The Blood PitA Perfect Death, The Flesh Tailor, The Jackal Man, The Cadaver GameThe Shadow Collector & The Shroud Maker. Wesley's 19th adventure, The Death Season, will be available on 1 January 2015.

Also available are four books in her spooky and mysterious series set in the ancient city of Eborby in North Yorshire and featuring DI Joe Plantagenet. SEEKING THE DEAD, PLAYING WITH BONESKISSING THE DEMONS & WATCHING THE GHOSTS are all available in paperback and e-book. The fifth book in the series, WALKING BY NIGHT, will be published in March 2015.

Kate's historical crime novel THE DEVIL'S PRIEST is set in 16th century Liverpool.

Quick News

Kate's 18th Wesley Peterson novel The Shroud Maker is now available as an e-book and in paperback

Kate's collection of 10 short stories Dark and Merciless Things is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.53 ($2.60 US)

Kate's historical crime novel The Devil's Priest is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.47 ($2.48 US)

Kate's short story, 'The Confessions of Edward Prime', is in the latest Crime Writers' Association anthology Guilty Parties

 

 

Out Now in Paperback & e-book

         TheShroudMaker

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 floating out to sea in a dinghy.The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a fourteenth century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. And now it seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town.

Could there be a link between the two women? One missing, one brutally murdered? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister, faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker?

When archaeologist Neil Watson makes a grim discovery on the site of Palkin's warehouse, it looks as if history might have inspired the killer.And it is only by delving into the past that Wesley comes to learn the truth... a truth that will bring mortal danger in its wake.