The Funeral Boat: A Mystery (West Country Murder Mysteries) Hardcover – 1 Jul 2002
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""Ellis skillfully interweaves ancient and contemporary crimes in an impeccably composed tale . . . an absorbing plot smoothly blends archaeology with current forensic procedures."" Publishers Weekly"
""An exciting blend of historical and present-day police procedural . . . Peterson's skill and intuition make this is an involving, adventurous, nicely detailed work for all collections." "Library Journal" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The 4th book in the exciting Wesley Peterson Series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Wesley wonders whether all these things are connected but even he cannot find any sort of plausible connection. It soon becomes clear that the skeleton is a Viking and Wesley's friend Neil, the archaeologist becomes involved in tracking down how the grave came to be where it is.
As ever with this series ancient and modern are skilfully interwoven with some excellent plotting and believable characters. I did not work out what was going on until very close to the end of the story and the last few chapters are a race against time which had me reading faster and faster to find out what happened. This is a well written series with likeable characters and intricate plots and I would recommend it to anyone who likes their crime stories not too violent and with an historical aspect.
Wesley's wife Pam is coming across as selfish,resenting the unsocial hours his job entails despite it providing the bulk of the family's income. Detective Constable Rachel Tracey succumbs so often to the neo-fascist doctrine of political correctness and thinks of herself as too good for tasks she considers beneath her.
But that is the beauty of Kate Ellis' work, that even the "good" guys have all too human flaws.
Highly recommended reading.
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I didn't buy this book from amazon but I wanted to share my opinion about it on here. it's the first kate ellis book I've read and it was really good. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Hannah
Very good ,Ialways enjoy her books,and read them far too quicklyPublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love the Wesley Peterson series, the mix of crime and history is a nice. Just shame that the historical facts take light hearted. Otherwise great story line and entertaining.Published 2 months ago by Blank Brussock
I am enjoying the series with the mix of detective work and archaeology. Wesley Peterson and Neil Watson are an interesting pair. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Petrova
Kept me guessing right to the end! Every time I thought I had worked it out, there was another twist. Love tne combination of crime and archaeologyPublished 3 months ago by Granny worm
Another good read I really enjoy this series of books featuring Wesley Peterson.Published 7 months ago by fleetweld
These books keep you guessing and the more I read about the characters the more I like them, warts and all.Published 9 months ago by LORNA