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 LaneThe Burial CircleThe Stone Chamber & Serpent's Point

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 DOVESTHE BOY WHO LIVED WITH THE DEAD & THE HOUSE OF THE HANGED WOMAN are available in paperback and ebook

Quick News

Kate's short story, 'Not a Note' is in the latest CWA Anthology 'Music of the Night'

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 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

serpents point

Serpent’s Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends. The large house on the headland is shrouded in an ancient tale of evil, and when a woman is found strangled on the coastal path DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate.

The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent’s Point and Wesley is surprised to discover that she was conducting an investigation into unsolved missing persons cases. Could these enquires have led to her murder?

While the case takes Wesley to Yorkshire and the Cotswolds, archaeologist Neil Watson is making a dramatic discovery of his own in the fields near the house.

When a skeleton is uncovered, the pressure rises to find a killer, and Wesley and Neil realise that Serpent’s Point holds more secrets than anyone could have imagined.