Serpent's Point

Book 26 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

Kate Ellis author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:2nd Mar '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

DI Wesley Peterson returns in the enthralling new crime novel set in South Devon by Kate Ellis, the million-copy bestselling author.

'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times

Serpent's Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends. The large house on the headland is shrouded in an ancient tale of evil, and when a woman is found strangled on the coastal path, DI Wesley Peterson is called to investigate.

The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent's Point and Wesley is surprised to discover that she was conducting an investigation into unsolved missing person cases. Could these enquires have led to her murder?

While the case takes Wesley to Yorkshire and the Cotswolds, archaeologist Neil Watson is making a dramatic discovery of his own in the fields near the house.

When a skeleton is uncovered, the pressure rises to find a killer, and Wesley and Neil realise that Serpent's Point holds more secrets than anyone could have imagined.

Praise for Kate Ellis:
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present * The Times *
Haunting * Independent *
I loved this novel . . . Clever plotting hides a powerful story of loss malice and deception -- Ann Cleeves
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end * Closer *
Star author. Unputdownable. * Bookseller *
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 *
A perfectly paced crime novel thatbeautifully evokes both time and place. Kate Elliskeeps you guessing all the way through to the final unexpected twist -- L. C. Tyler
A splendidly macabre thrillerwith a very dark heart and a hugely effective twist at the end -- Andrew Taylor
Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist -- Martin Edwards

ISBN: 9780349425757

Dimensions: 196mm x 124mm x 32mm

Weight: 260g

368 pages