Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Death Season by Kate Ellis

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Death Wish' by Kate Ellis, a book I read in January 2015.

About the Book:
Detective Weslet Peterson investigates another mysterious and deathly case on his 19th adventure in Kate Ellis's captivating crime series.

When a middle-aged man is found dead in a hotel room, it seems like a routine matter—until it becomes clear to DI Wesley Peterson that it is a case of cold blooded murder and that the identity the victim has been using isn't his own. Then DCI Gerry Heffeman, frustrated at being given only cold cases during his recovery from being shot in the line of duty, discovers from a DNA review that Wesley's mystery man was responsible for the murder of a child back in 1979. But soon, as Wesley delves in to the events of the past more people die.

Meanwhile archeologist Neil Watson is investigating a ruined village that tumbled into the sea during a storm at the time of World War I. Events take a cryptic turn when he encounters a 100-year-old mystery with echoes in the present.\

As a terrifying truth is revealed, Wesley has to face a great danger, especially if he is to save someone very precious to him.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 1st, 2015
Wesley Peterson #19
Crime, Mystery
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
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Praise for 'The Death Season':

The characters are all well written, the storyline is excellent, and I absolutely loved the book.

I find The Death Season thoroughly enjoying. At one point, I gave myself a pat on the back when I’ve discovered the culprit before it was revealed in the book. Of course, the author totally outsmarts me. It’s so hard to write this review, because I know that it’s bound to give the plot away. What I loved so much about the book was the ending.
- Priscilla and her Books

Brilliantly plotted.  Most highly recommended.

This book was definitely a nice read. I never got bored and I really loved the search towards the killer. There were a lot of secrets in this book and I loved how everything became clear towards the end.

About the Author:

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. Kate was elected a member of The Detection Club in 2014. She is a member of the Crime Writers Association and Murder Squad. Kate is currently working on her nineteenth Wesley Peterson novel.

For more information about Kate Ellis and 'The Death Season' please visit her website and Twitter.


  1. I have heard of Kate Ellis, but haven't read any of her books. I think I would really like this one. I'm a sucker for crime series. :-)

    1. You should definitely start reading this series then.. I loved it. I have read two of her books now, and they were really good. And you can read them as a standalone if you don't want to start with the first book! ;)


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