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The Merchant's House
on 18 May 2011
DS Wesley Peterson has moved from London to the West Country town of Tradmouth. His wife, Pam, is a supply teacher who is obsessed with her desire to have a baby and their lack of success is damaging their relationship. It is a very emotive subject, but Pam is not a very sympathetic character, especially at the beginning of the book. If Peterson thought Tradmouth would be quieter than London, he is in for a shock. There is a young woman found brutally killed on a cliff top and a young toddler is snatched from a garden. Wesley Peterson is also interested in a nearby archeological dig at a former Merchant's House, run by an old friend of his. When bodies are found buried there, the historical mystery ties in with those Peterson is investigating.
This is a well written mystery, with great characters. Wesley Peterson is a thoughtful, intelligent detective and all the characters in the book are believable and give the book depth. This is the first in the series and I certainly want to read more. I read the kindle edition of this book and it was well edited, with information on further books at the end to whet the appetite!