The Bone Garden

The Bone Garden

by Kate Ellis

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ISBN-13: 9780749937058
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Wesley Peterson Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. Kate has twice been nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Short Story Dagger and the novel, THE PLAGUE MAIDEN, was nominated for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2005.

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Bone Garden 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
devenish on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Several bodies are found buried beneath the gardens of Earlseacre Hall. These have been in place for several hundred years,unlike a more recent corpse discovered in a caravan in the same area. DS Wesley Peterson investigates. Not up to the standard of some others in the same series. Rather labored towards the end and just too much cricket.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Restoration has begun on the gardens of the seventeenth century Earlasacre country house in Devon. However, the digging turns macabre when the excavation team uncovers the remains of a woman interred three centuries ago. Not long afterward more human remains are found. The archaeologists begin putting together the grisly account of what happened at this locale during the initial construction of the gardens.

Trinidad Detective Sergeant Wesley Petersen would prefer to work on the historical mystery. However, he soon has a modern day who-done-it to contend with when a solicitor dies during a tea break at a cricket match. As Wesley and other police investigate the present-day homicide, patterns form that links the current death with those of the past, but who is the culprit today remains the question.

With several archeological mysteries already investigated by the hero, one would think this series would grow staler than some of the remains encountered in these books. Instead, Kate Ellis makes each new tale different and quite fresh with the two common themes being Peterson and duality of who-done-its in the past and present. THE BONE GARDEN is a superb British police procedural with both eras' mysteries well done and gripping even as the historical sub-plot opens up each chapter with a strong sequence followed by a powerful modern day string. Ms. Ellis will please fans of both sub-genres with her latest DS Peterson novel.

Harriet Klausner