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, an historical novel and many short stories.

Kate Ellis is the author of two exciting series of crime novels, an historical novel 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 Season & The House of Eyes

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.

Quick News

Exclusive short story at THE CRIME VAULT

Kate's 20th Wesley Peterson novel The House of Eyes is now available as an e-book and in paperback.

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 historical crime novel The Devil's Priest is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.99 ($2.99 US)

Kate's short story, 'The Confessions of Edward Prime', is in the latest Crime Writers' Association anthology Guilty Parties

 

 

Kate's Diary

Out Now in Paperback & e-book

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Click here to read a sample

When Darren Hatman reports his daughter missing, DI Wesley Peterson isn't too concerned. Leanne Hatman is an aspiring model, keen to abandon her native Devon for the bright lights of London. However, Darren's claim that a photographer has been stalking Leanne soon changes Wesley's opinion.

Leanne works at Eyecliffe Castle, once home to the wealthy D'Arles family and now converted into a luxury hotel. When Darren himself is found brutally murdered in the castle grounds, the police fear is that Leanne has met a similar fate. But, if so, where is her body?

Meanwhile, Wesley's friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, recently returned from a thrilling Sicilian excavation, makes a disturbing discovery near Eyecliffe Castle and surprises Wesley with the news that, while in Sicily, he met Leanne's alleged stalker.

With Eyecliffe Castle becoming the scene of another violent death, Wesley suspects a connection between the recent crimes, the disappearance of two girls back in the 1950s and a mysterious Sicilian ruin called the House of Eyes, a place feared by superstitious locals.

As he works to solve one of his most challenging cases yet, Wesley must face alarming revelations, rooted in centuries of fear and evil . . . as well as dealing with a nightmare of his own.