Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and she studied drama in Manchester. She worked in teaching, marketing and accountancy before first enjoying writing success as a winner of the North West Playwrights competition. Crime and mystery stories have always fascinated her, as have medieval history and archaeology which she likes to incorporate in her books. She is married with two grown up sons and she lives in North Cheshire, England, with her husband.
Kate's novels feature archaeology graduate Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson who fights crime in the "mean streets" (or should it be "mean lanes"?) of South Devon. Each story combines an intriguing contemporary murder mystery with a parallel historical case. She has also written four books in the spooky Joe Plantagenet series set up in North Yorkshire as well as many short stories for crime fiction anthologies and magazines. She is a member of the Crime Writers Association and Murder Squad. Kate is currently working on her nineteenth Wesley Peterson novel.
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The Devil's Priest
by Kate Ellis
Approx. 78,810 words.
Published on August 20, 2013.
In 1539 King Henry VIII is completing his ruthless destruction of England's monasteries. And the ripples of this seismic change are felt even in the small northern port of Liverpool.
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