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.

Either the doll strangler's back, or there's a copycat killer on the loose....

Singmass Close has a sinister past. Reputedly haunted by ghosts of children, in the '50s it was the hunting ground of the Doll Strangler, a ruthless killer who was never brought to justice. When the strangled body of teenager Natalie Parkes is found in the same close, a mutilated doll lying by her side, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether a copycat killer is at work.

With the recent disappearance of a local model and an escaped convict at large, this new, horrific murder stretches Joe's team to its limit. But as the bodies start mounting up and Joe's questioning brings him closer to the real strangler, he comes to suspect a shockingly creepy connection between all three cases...

The second book in an exciting and spooky new series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet.

Reviews

"The story grips. I read the book in two sittings, completely unable to stay away from it. The plot is expertly built - all the clues are there but the chilling finale was completely unexpected". Highly recommended." The bookbag

"After the ruthless killing spree of the infamous Doll Strangler in the '50s, it now looks like a copycat killer is on the loose when similar murders start happening again. DI Joe Plantagenet and his team are desperate to find the brute, but it won't be easy... The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end." Closer Magazine

Playing With Bones

First published 2009 by Piatkus

Hardback ISBN 978074990932
Paperback ISBN 9780749909338

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