- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (7 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749908815
- ISBN-13: 978-0749908812
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Blood Pit: Number 12 in series (Wesley Peterson) Mass Market Paperback – 7 Aug 2008
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Then another man is murdered in a similar fashion and Neil discovers what appears to be evidence of the regular blood-letting of the monks who formerly owned the site he is investigating. Both Neil and Wesley start to think there are far too many references to blood around; and Gerry Heffernan - Wesley's boss - is worried that the local paper seems to have inside information about how the investigation is progressing.
I thought this book was perhaps the most disturbing so far in the series and there is a thoroughly eerie feeling to the whole story. It is far from clear who is the murderer and the majority of readers will be left as much in the dark as the police are until very close to the end of the book. The dramatic ending is one of the best I've read so far in this series.
If you want believable characters and dialogue and a complex plot with a historical dimension then this is a book worth trying. The books can be read in any order but if you want to follow the development of the characters and their personal lives then the books are best read in the order in which they were published starting with The Merchant's House (The Wesley Peterson Series)
The story is well put together and there isn't a wasted word in my opinion! Bit by bit titbits of information are revealed but it had me stumped right up to the end.
A thoroughly entertaining and well plotted crime novel.
I really enjoyed this book, and am eagerly awaiting the next one in the series!
This is gripping from the first to the last page with the identity of the villians masked to the end.
There are several characters, from all walks of life, expertly depicted and woven into the plots that at no point leave the reader confused. There is a high level of mystery throughout interspersed with insight into Wesley's home life and emotions that continue to make him very real.
The dialogue and prose is unforced and relevant.
On top of all this the historical element adds something very different to the modern day crime novel.
Two minor culinary quibbles p.55 "Petronella could smell alcohol on her breath".
This is always written in books,newspapers etc but alcohol is odourless. What you smell in Whisky,Gin,Rum.Beer etc is the flavourings, a spirit such as Vodka would be undetectable.
P.297 has tomato soup being doled out to the homeless. Very tasty and nutritious no doubt but I feel something more like a Irish Stew would better meet their needs.
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As we all the others in this series. I cannot put them down once l start. The plot keeps you enthralled and interested throughoutPublished 2 months ago by Ms. Susan M. Heeley
BRILLIANT SERIES! I would love to see them televised. So different from the usual detective stories. Loads of twist and turns at the end. Excellent.Published 4 months ago by Guilders the great
Having read all the prvious books I can reccomend this Kate Ellis book. Her distinct syle makes you want to real right to the end of the book. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Rita McIntosh
As usual a good read. A convincing plot linked to the past and a mystery solved by the swave but thoughtful DI Wesley Peterson.Published 24 months ago by L Burnett