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 the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold three-quarters of 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 Scream & The Mechanical Devil

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  is available in paperback and THE BOY WHO LIVED WITH THE DEAD is now out in hardback and ebook.

Quick News

THE MECHANICAL DEVIL is now available as an e-book and in paperback.

Kate's short Story TOP DECK is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for 99p ($0.99 US)

Kate's historical crime novel The Devil's Priest is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for 99p ($0.99 US)

Kate's collection of 10 short stories Dark and Merciless Things is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.99 ($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

 

 

Out Now in Hardback & e-book

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It is 1920 and Scotland Yard detective, DI Albert Lincoln, is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Trapped in a loveless marriage and tired of his life in London, he's pleased when he's called to a new case in the North West of England.

Before the War, he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge in Cheshire and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge. Albert's first investigation was a failure but this time he is determined to find the truth... and the missing child.

As Albert delves into the lives of the village residents, many of whom are wealthy cotton manufacturers from nearby Manchester, he uncovers shocking secrets and obsessions. Then there is the dramatic scenery of the Ridge itself which conceals its own disturbing mysteries while the wealthy residents of big houses nearby pursue pleasure relentlessly, trying to forget the hell of the war years.

With the help of a village schoolmistress with her own secret past, Albert closes in on Jimmy's killer. Then, as more bodies are discovered, he realises that his young witness from the cemetery lodge is in grave danger, possibly from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'. And as he discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own - the whereabouts of his lost son.