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 Mermaid'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 completed a powerful and stunning 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 available in paperback and ebook. THE HOUSE OF THE HANGED WOMAN is now out in hardback and ebook

Quick News

The Kindle edition of A Painted Doom will be $0.99 in the US and Canada from 1st-30th September 2021

Kate has three short stoties in the new MURDERSQUAD anthology MANY DEADLY RETURNS

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, TOP DECK is featured in VINTAGE CRIME, the latest Crime Writers' Association anthology.

Kate has written about the art of plotting in the new Detection Club publication HOWDUNIT - a masterclass in crime writing from the UK's leading crime authors. 

 

Kate's Diary

Out Now in Hardback & e-book

The Stone Chamber LoRes

On a summers' evening, Robert and Greta Gerdner are shot dead at their isolated home in the Devon countryside.

DI Wesley Peterson suspects the execution-style murders might be linked to Robert's past career in the police - until Robert's name is found on a list of people who've been sent tickets anonymously for a tour of Darkhole Grange, a former asylum on Dartmoor.

Wesley discovers that others on the list have also died in mysterious circumstances and, as he is drawn into the chilling history of the asylum, he becomes increasingly convinced that it holds the key to the case.

When his friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, finds the skeleton of a woman buried in a sealed chamber dating back to the fifteenth century at his nearby dig, Wesley wonders whether there might be a connection between the mysterious stone cell and the tragic events at Darkhole Grange.

With the clock ticking, Wesley must solve the puzzle before the next person on the list meets a terrible end...