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The Mermaid's Scream (Wesley Peterson)

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    Kate Ellis(Author)

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Why did Wynn Staniland, a legend in the literary world, suddenly become a recluse in the 1980s? Most assumed he stopped writing because of his wife's bizarre suicide; a death that mirrored a murder case from the nineteenth century. And now a promising young author called Zac Wilkinson is working on Staniland's biography and hopes to reveal the true story to a waiting world - while at the same time keeping his own troubled past hidden from public view.

When Wilkinson is found brutally murdered, DI Wesley Peterson finds links to the unexplained poisoning of a middle-aged couple at a local caravan park - and Wynn Staniland appears to be the connection.

As Wesley delves further into the case he suspects a sinister puppet show might provide the solution: a grim re-enactment of the murder of Mary Field, a cause celebre from the reign of Queen Victoria that inspired Staniland's best-known novel.

The case becomes personal for Wesley when he discovers his son is involved, and as he begins to unravel decades of secrets and deception, the shocking truth proves almost too much to bear . . .

A beguiling author who interweaves past and present (The Times)Kate Ellis skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative...The plotting is intricate and the finale totally unexpected (Bookseller)The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end (Closer)Well worth a read for anyone who enjoys a traditional detective story with an intriguing historical twist . . . Ellis is a fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)

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Book details

  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Kate Ellis(Author)
  • Piatkus; Reprint edition (3 Aug. 2017)
  • English
  • 5
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By Guest on 10 April 2017

    Brilliant twists and turns. Well worth reading, as usual, another great instalment of the "Wesley Peterson" series. The intertwining of the historical mystery and the modern day mystery was excellent.

  • By janet dermidy on 17 April 2017

    excellent as one would expect from kate ellis. good storyteller as well as good setter of puzzles

  • By Chris Manion on 17 May 2017

    Love Kate Ellis and this book was no exception

  • By Bri on 15 June 2017

    Really good story

  • By Sally Holmes on 20 May 2017

    As usual a very good book by Kate Ellis, intrigue, history and murder the order of the day

  • By franyliz on 13 February 2017

    Thank you Ms Ellis, the Wesley stories just get better an better,, You have a great gift for interweaving all the plot lines so we cannot really guess the ultimate outcome. What a pleasure !!. I'm looking forward already to the next one but take your time as I would want it to be at least as good as this one

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