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Serpent's Point: Book 26 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

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The number of potential suspects and the work Gerry, Wesley and the rest of the team have to put into whittle them down keeps you guessing to the end. Overall I enjoyed it - it told a good story with a few good strands which come together at the end in a nice way - but could've done with fewer niggles. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Interspersed with Wesley’s investigation there are several diary entries dating from May to June 1921 from the journal of Dr Aldus Claye, who at that time was also excited at a possible Roman settlement in his field.

This is extremely difficult to do because author Kate Ellis is one of the best at supplying some first-class misdirection. I can’t count the number of books I’ve read and the plot is over in 50 pages, where the author is cramming the ending like a pack of sardines in.Of course the width and breadth of this evil only becomes evident after the team begins investigation of one death near a very busy location where a Regency script is being acted and filmed.

The three have been good friends since their university days, and it doesn't take much for Pam to realize that she chose the right man: ". But I was surprised at how well the book went, how easy it was to pick up the plot considering this series has been going on with this book being number 26. The book starts with the friend of a woman getting married at the courthouse without family or friends attending. A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times__________________Serpent's Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends.

When a woman is found strangled on a coastal path in South Devon, the police suspect at first that she's the random victim of a stranger. The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent's Point and Wesley is surprised to discover that she was conducting an investigation into unsolved missing persons cases.

I've been a devoted fan of this series since the first book, and by this time, the entire cast has become family. Whether you've read the whole series, or are discovering Kate Ellis's DI Wesley Peterson novels for the first time, this is the perfect page-turner if you love reading Ann Cleeves and Elly Griffiths. I wouldn't say this story gripped and intrigued me as much as some of the others but still a solid, very readable instalment. While the case takes Wesley to Yorkshire and the Cotswolds, archaeologist Neil Watson is making a dramatic discovery of his own in the fields near the house.

Susan was quite attractive and empathetic and, at one point, had an admirer who she thought of as a stalker.

Kate Ellis has created a likeable and interesting set of characters that develop as the series continues. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.It turns out that Susan is on a quest to learn more about her friend's husband who has disappeared completely. As he delves into the case, he starts to notice that there are other murders from around England that could be linked to why Susan had been killed.

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