The Merchant's House

The Merchant's House

Book - 1998
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DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a strangled woman and a new born baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby.

As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing. And the pressure is on if he is going to prevent a further tragedy...

Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive series of West Country set crime novels feature Wesley Peterson, one of Devon's first black detectives.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9780749952754
9780312205621
0312205627
Branch Call Number: ELLI
Characteristics: 246 p

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maipenrai
Jul 06, 2017

The first book in the Wesley Peterson series

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fantasyqueen
Jun 30, 2017

very good story

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ilovewhippets
Aug 26, 2013

Enjoyable mystery!

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Palomino
Nov 01, 2011

New detective to me -- pretty good read. I'll go looking for the next in this series. It reminds me a lot of Mad Max Maxwell, and the Bone Detective guy.

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melbl8tr
Sep 21, 2010

This is the first book in the Wesley Peterson mystery series. It combines a current day police procedural with a 17th century archaeological mystery. A very enjoyable read.

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