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 more than half a million books worldwide. She has also written two 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's historical crime novel THE DEVIL'S PRIEST is set in 16th century Liverpool and A HIGH MORTALITY OF DOVES, a powerful & stunning crime novel set in the aftermath of World War I, is now available in paperback.

Quick News

A HIGH MORTALITY OF DOVES 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

 

 

Kate's Diary

Out Now in Paperback & e-book

mechanical devil

When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find.

Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when two people with no apparent connection to each other are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field, seemingly victims of an execution-style double murder.

DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the two murders aren't his only problem. The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it's revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims. And Wesley's own life is thrown into turmoil when a woman he helped on a previous investigation finds herself subjected to a campaign of terror...

Is there a link between the double murder and the accidental death of a young history student in Manor Field twenty years ago? And just what is the true identity of the Mechanical Devil?