Kissing the Demons

Kissing the Demons

by Kate Ellis
     
 

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A Joe Plantagenet murder mystery - 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

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A Joe Plantagenet murder mystery - 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?

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Publishers Weekly
In Ellis's weak third Joe Plantagenet Mystery (after 2009's Playing with Bones), the titular detective inspector investigates the macabre events surrounding an allegedly cursed old house in his North Yorkshire hometown of Eborby. Just as new DNA evidence surfaces linking local MP Barrington Jenks to two missing teenage girls (last seen 12 years before in the woods behind the house), one of the students now living there, Petulia Ferribie, is murdered. Joe and his superior, Det. Chief Insp. Emily Thwaite, discover that the building's bloody legacy goes back to the 19th century, when its owner killed his entire family, and is being revived in the 21st by Petulia's killer in a series of murders that symbolically obliterate the five senses. The ostensible protagonist makes little impression amid a large cast of characters, while the convoluted story line fails to convince. (Aug.)
Library Journal
A spooky house with a checkered history leads DI Plantagenet (Playing with Bones) into danger as he untangles a sinister trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780290010
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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