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, two historical novels and many short stories.

Kate Ellis is an award winning author of two thrilling crime series and has sold over a million books worldwide. She has also written three historical crime novels 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 CollectorThe Shroud MakerThe Death SeasonThe House of Eyes , The Meover rmaid's ScreamThe Mechanical Devil , Dead Man's Lane & The Burial Circle

Also available are five 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 DEMONSWATCHING THE GHOSTS & WALKING BY NIGHT

Kate has also written the first two novels in a powerful and stunning new historical trilogy set in the aftermath of the First World War. A HIGH MORTALITY OF DOVES  and THE BOY WHO LIVED WITH THE DEAD are now out in paperback and ebook.

Quick News

Kate is delighted that she was the winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library award 2019

Kate's historical crime novel The Devil's Priest is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.77p ($2.99 US)

Kate's collection of 10 short stories Dark and Merciless Things is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.77p ($2.99 US)

Kate's short story, THE MOLE CATCHER'S DAUGHTER is featured in MOTIVES FOR MURDER - A Detection Club anthology, published to celebrate the 80th birthday of Peter Lovesey.

Kate's short story, THE NAKED LADY OF PRAGUE is featured in The Crime Writer's Association Anthology MYSTERY TOUR

 

 

Kate's Diary

Out Now in Paperback & e-book

the burial circle

On a stormy night in December, a tree is blown down on an isolated Devon farm. And when the fallen tree is dragged away a rucksack is found caught amongst the roots - and next to it is a human skeleton.

The discovery of the body and the rucksack revives memories for DI Wesley Peterson. A young hitchhiker who went missing twelve years ago was last seen carrying a similar backpack. Suddenly a half-forgotten cold case has turned into a murder investigation.

Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Petherham, a famous TV psychic is found dead in suspicious circumstances whilst staying at a local guesthouse. Wesley's friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, is studying Petherham's ancient mill and uncovering the village's sinister history. Could the string of mysterious deaths in Petherham over a hundred years ago be connected to the recent killings?

As Wesley digs deeper into the case, it seems that the dark whisperings of a Burial Circle in the village might not be merely legend after all . . .