skip to content

Ellis, Kate 1953-

Works: 81 works in 384 publications in 3 languages and 13,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6055.L495, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Publications about Kate Ellis
Publications by Kate Ellis
Most widely held works about Kate Ellis
Most widely held works by Kate Ellis
The merchant's house by Kate Ellis( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 824 libraries worldwide
As he investigates the death of a woman, the British black detective Wesley Peterson stumbles on two 17th century murders. An archeologist by training, Peterson sets out to solve them
The armada boy by Kate Ellis( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
Archaeologist Neil Watson and Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson investivate the death of Norman Openheim, an American on a sentimental journey to his West Country World War II base
The funeral boat : a mystery by Kate Ellis( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Amateur archaeologist Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson and his boss Gerry Heffernan investigate the appearance of a skeleton that may be more than one thousand years old and the disappearance of an attractive Danish tourist
An unhallowed grave : a Wesley Peterson crime novel by Kate Ellis( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson investigates the death of a local woman in the quiet West Country village of Stokeworthy. He begins to suspect a connection between the murder and the discovery of a woman executed in Stokeworthy five hundred years before
The bone garden by Kate Ellis( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Detective Sargeant Wesley Peterson investigates a series of brutal deaths connected to an archeaological excavation, but may be too late to save a beloved member of his own force, who is about to become the latest victim
Kissing the Demons : a Joe Plantagenet mystery by Kate Ellis( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Thirteen Torland Place is a house with a disturbing past. When a student living there is found murdered, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether her death has anything to do with its grim history. Then other, similar deaths come to light and he fears that a ruthless serial killer is at work. Could the deaths be connected to Obediah Shrowton, an executed murderer whose presence still seems to linger in the house? Or is there a yet more sinister and dangerous explanation?
Watching the ghosts by Kate Ellis( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Boothgate House has a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent there on his release from prison in 1978. Three years later, it closed, and Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Soliciter Melanie Hawkes is investigating the suspicious events when her young daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Boothgate House resident Lydia Brookes is burgled. And why is a paranormal researcher fascinated by the building's basement? As Joe uncovers the appalling truth, he faces an evil that threatens those closest to him, and puts his own life in jeopardy
Walking by night by Kate Ellis( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Late one evening, a drunk teenage girl reports stumbling across a body in the local ruined abbey while taking a short cut home. But when no body is found, only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet believes her. Then a woman is reported missing, and Joe finds himself caught up in a complex investigation, where nothing is as it first appears
The Jackal Man by Kate Ellis( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
"When a teenage girl is strangled and left for dead on a lonely country lane by an attacker she describes as having the head of a dog, the police are baffled. But when the body of another young woman is found mutilated and wrapped in a white linen sheet, DI Wesley Peterson suspects that the killer is performing an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification."--Page 4 of cover
The Shadow Collector by Kate Ellis( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Lilith Benley and her mother, rumoured to be witches, were convicted of the brutal murder of two teenage girls. Eighteen years later Lilith is released from prison, and shortly after she returns to her old home, a young woman is found dead at a neighbouring farm where a celebrity reality TV show is being filmed. When DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate he has to deal with fragile egos and hidden truths, as well as the possibility that Lilith Benley has killed again. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson discovers a gruesome wax doll at a house that once belonged to a woman hanged for witchcraft in the seventeenth century. And when Neil has a near fatal accident, some suspect a supernatural connection. Even though Wesley has problems closer to home to solve, it is up to him to uncover terrible secrets, banish dark shadows collected in the past and bring a dangerous killer to justice - a killer who will stop at nothing to dispense vengeance and death
The cadaver game by Kate Ellis( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered in a suburban house Wesley Peterson has problems establishing her true identity. But as he tries to find out more about the mysterious woman he has another more disturbing case to investigate. The naked bodies of two teenagers have been found with shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff. As Wesley searches for the truth, both cases become stranger, especially when he finds a link to a sinister manhunt mirroring events from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Why did the teenage victims take part in an online game called Blood Hunt which they were eventually persuaded to play for real? Then a skeleton is found near the place where the dead teenagers were last seen alive and Wesley finally has to face a terrible truth - and a hunt to the death
The shroud maker by Kate Ellis( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
A year on from the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in a dinghy. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a fourteenth-century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. And now it seems as if death and mystery have returned to haunt the town. It is only by delving into the past that Wesley comes to learn the truth ... a truth that will bring mortal danger in its wake
A perfect death by Kate Ellis( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
A woman is burned to death in Grandal Field in Devon. Investigating, DI Wesley Peterson learns of a legend involving a French woman who burned to death there in the 13th century. Then he discovers that two archaeologists involved in a previous excavation of the site died in tragic circumstances
The flesh tailor by Kate Ellis( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
When Dr James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. And as DI Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the victim's life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor has been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in nearby Tailors Court that bear marks of dissection and might be linked to tales of body snatching by a rogue physician in the sixteenth century. But when Neil finds the bones of a child buried with a 1930s coin, the investigation takes a sinister turn. Who were the children evacuated to Tailors Court during World War II?
Playing with bones by Kate Ellis( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Singmass Close has a sinister past, the hunting ground for the Doll Strangler in the 50s who was never brought to justice. Now DI Joe Plantagenet wonders if a copycat killer is at work when the body of Natalie Parkes is found, a mutilated doll at her side. As bodies mount up Joe suspects a shocking connection between all the cases
The blood pit by Kate Ellis( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"DI Wesley Peterson is called to an unusual crime scene. The victim, Charles Marrick, has been murdered, his body drained of blood. Described by those who knew him as 'evil', it seems that Wesley isn't going to have any shortage of suspects. But when a popular local vet is murdered in an identical fashion, Wesley wonders what the two men could possibly have in common. Meanwhile Wesley's archaeologist friend Neil Watson is alarmed when he starts getting disturbing anonymous letters writing in gory detail about macabre events at a medieval abbey. Neil fears that his letters are being sent by the killer Wesley is looking for. However, Wesley's investigation takes an unexpected twist when a third body is discovered many miles away. And Wesley has the additional problem of a skeleton found in nearby woodland, possibly that of a sex offender who disappeared twenty years before. Could there be a connection between all these deaths and Neil's letters? And could Neil himself be in danger? As the sinister truth unfolds, both Wesley and Neil are forced to face tragedy and shocking revelations? And a killer who bears the scars of past sins."--Jacket
The shining skull by Kate Ellis( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Little Marcus Fallbrook has been missing since 1976. Now teenage singing star Leah Wakefield disappears. Wesley has reason to suspect that the same kidnapper is responsible, but then Marcus returns after 30 years. Wesley has to find out everything and the dangerous murderer
The death season by Kate Ellis( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
When a middle-aged man is found dead in a hotel room, it seems like a routine matter, until it becomes clear to DI Wesley Peterson that it is a case of cold blooded murder and that the identity the victim has been using isn't his own. Then DCI Gerry Heffeman, frustrated at being given only cold cases during his recovery from being shot in the line of duty, discovers from a DNA review that Wesley's mystery man was responsible for the murder of a child back in 1979. But soon, as Wesley delves in to the events of the past, more people die
The marriage hearse by Kate Ellis( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. Kirsten was being pursued by an obsessed stalker and she had dark secrets that her doting fiance, Peter, knew nothing about. But Kirsten's wasn't the only wedding planned to take place that July day. At Morbay register office, a terrified young girl makes her wedding vows. Days later, her bridegroom is found dead in a seedy seaside hotel. Meanwhile, the discovery of a skeleton unearths connections with an Elizabethan playwright and a rarely performed play that may be a confession to an age-old murder or may cast light on recent mysteries
A painted doom by Kate Ellis( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Teenager Lewis Hoxworthy discovers a disturbing painting in a medieval barn; a discovery which excites archaeologist Neil Watson who is excavating an ancient manor house nearby. But when former rock star Jonny Shellmer is found shot through the head in Lewis's father's field and Lewis himself goes missing after contacting a man on the internet, Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan face one of their most intriguing cases yet. It seems that the Devon village of Derenham is not only full of resident celebrities seeking the rural idyll, but full of secrets, ancient and modern. Lewis's distraught parents seem to have something to hide. Then the mysterious owner of a new age shop is silenced before she can reveal what she knows about Jonny Shellmer. Is Jonny's death linked to Lewis's disappearance? And does Jonny's best known song, 'Angel' contain a clue? As Neil Watson uncovers the story of Derenham's medieval past, it becomes clear that the Derenham Doom - a painted portrayal of hell and judgement more than half a millennium old - holds the key to the mystery. And as events reach a terrifying climax, Wesley Peterson has to act swiftly if he is to save a young life
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Bullock, Kate 1953-
Bullock, Katherine Jane 1953-
Ellis, Katherine Jane 1953-
English (195)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.