- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (2 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749958049
- ISBN-13: 978-0749958046
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 648,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Shroud Maker (Wesley Peterson) Hardcover – 2 Jan 2014
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Well worth a read for anyone who enjoys a traditional detective story with an intriguing historical twist . . . Ellis is a fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on (Evening Telegraph (Peterborough))
The 18th Wesley Peterson crime novel . . . and they just get better and better!See all Product Description
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Wesley’s friend, Neil – an archaeologist – is conducting a dig at a property which is about to be renovated by a local businessman, Chris Butcher when a skeleton is found. Ancient or modern? Could it be the missing girl from a year ago? Missing people in the twenty first century, Medieval goings on and a Victorian historian whose private life seems a little odd – not to speak of a suspicious website which has a large cult following – provide plenty of mysteries for the reader of this latest offering in the Wesley Peterson series.
I enjoyed reading this book but I had the feeling that there were just too many strands in the mysteries and the ending was a little rushed as though the book should have been longer – which is why I have not given it five stars. It is well written and the main characters are well drawn but there were too many characters which remained undeveloped – or that is how I felt about the book. It has not put me off the series but I felt a little disappointed by this book.
Dereham (Dittisham) Totnes(Neston). etc., Kate Ellis is a wonderful writer and long may she, and Wesley continue,
I always enjoy Ellis's use of past and present storylines within her novels, mixing archaeological finds, forgotten manuscripts with present day sources to intricately weave the plot. This storyline took the notion one step further with the present timeline focussing on a computer game and how the victim linked with it.
The story itself focusses on two similar young women who have gone missing in the town, one of whom has been found dead. This happens at a time when a yearly historic festival is taking place, meaning a surge of incomers, the majority of whom are in fancy dress. How can the police pull together a suspect list?
The only minor criticism is this storyline has similarities with "The Cadaver Game" with the life imitating video games theme, but this doesn't take anything away from this really enjoyable read with a lot of twist and a good range of characters/character viewpoints.
With enough clues (and a few surprise twists) dropped along the way to keep the reader guessing, this is another well written who-dunnit.
Here is another Wesley Peterson story, and as usual the past intertwined with the present.
A brilliant story with the usual twists and turns, and an ending that very few would guess. Difficult to,put down once started, this authors work is of a standard many can only dream of. Well worth looking at the whole series of Wesley Peterson books. Highly recommended.
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As with all the Wesley Peterson books, this has a good feel to it. Knowing the South Devon area well is very helpful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. K. J. Alexander
I always enjoy the Wesley Peterson series and this is no exception. I like the way the stories in the present raise echoes of similar stories in the past.Published 18 months ago by Ms. E. Marshall