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The Killing Place : Book 27 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

Part of the DI Wesley Peterson series
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Million-copy bestselling author Kate Ellis returns with the new mystery in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series. 'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' THE TIMESNovember.

With the tourist season over in South Devon, Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson is looking forward to a quieter month in the CID.

But when a man is shot dead on Bonfire Night, he finds he has a complex murder case on his hands. The body of Patrick North was found in woodland connected to Nesbaraton Hall, a grand estate dating back to the eighteenth century.

The Smithson family, who own the estate, are away on holiday.

However, when an anonymous letter threatening to abduct the Smithson son is uncovered, Wesley fears North's death might have been collateral damage in a sinister kidnap plot. Meanwhile, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson discovers a hidden grotto in a developer's field - land that was once part of the Nesbaraton estate.

Evidence of past rituals and the discovery of a skeleton buried next to the grotto raise questions about strange occurrences, past and present, on the estate. Then, just when Wesley's team seem to be making progress in their investigation, a resident of the nearby village is killed in a near identical shooting.

A race is on to find a ruthless killer, before they strike again . . .

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Piatkus Books
0349433151 / 9780349433158
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Modern crime
359 pages
20 cm
Reprint. Originally published: 2023.