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The Flesh Tailor (Wesley Peterson #14)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  161 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Piatkus Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Cathy Cole
First Line: November. The month of the dead. The month of remembrance and funerals.

Once again Kate Ellis has written a wonderful blend of new and ancient mysteries occurring in the south of England. Dr. James Dalcott is found shot dead in his cottage, and when Detective Inspector Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the facts of the victim's life, he finds the well-liked doctor had been hiding some very strange family secrets.

While Peterson is working on the Dalcott murder, archaeologist Ne
A very enjoyable crime mystery, a cross between Midsomer Murders and Lewis. The setting in Devon where I have just been added to the enjoyment.
Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson series is a fascinating blend of historical mystery and modern. In this case a doctor shot just as he was going out to dinner. Meanwhile Wesley's archaeologist friend from university has been called in to look at some bones unearthed by a couple having a power cable laid on their recently purchased farm. The story takes place in three time periods: that of the early bones (late 16th cent.), that of the new bones (1940ish) and that of the doctor (1950 & present).It ...more
Sherry Mackay
This book was so-so. You never get a feel for the main characters. The main detective is very wishy-washy. I had no idea he was meant to be a black person and when they did bring it up suddenly they kept on and on repeating the fact that he was black. Yep the whole thing was just very wishy-washy.
Jennifer Mitchell
If you enjoy British mysteries, the Wesley Peterson series by Kate Ellis is a good one. Nice, quick reads. You might want to start with the first in the series, The Merchant's House, though. There are ongoing plot lines with the regular characters.
When a well-liked Devonshire physician is killed, the police think they can just find the one or two people who didn't care for him, and easily identify the murderer. But that's before they learn that he's been researching his genealogy, and come up with a strange death. And it's before a trench dug for electrical cable reveals skeletons from the distant past, and one from much more recently. As Wes Peterson investigates the doctor, his friend, archaeologist Neil, looks into the skeletons, and a ...more
Fun, quick read. I like the historical mysteries which run alongside the modern murder (there's an element of archivist's fantasy about these books - imagine actually being able to solve ancient puzzles and know who everyone was! It is often not that straightforward in reality, but it could be!if only more clergymen had actually written a bit more in the parish registers ...) There are three different stories here, and they interconnect - the Elizabethan mystery (involving skeletons dug up aroun ...more
Hitomi Ferguson
Liked this book quite a bit as i'm into archaeology. Hard to put down, so a quick read.
Les Wilson
A recommended read. I enjoyed from start to finish.
Continuation of D.I. Wesley Peterson's life as an English Detective in the Devon countryside.

Mysteries going back to WWII, English children being evacuated during the blitz, a young boys body is found in a field, who was he, who killed him, yet another mystery for Wesley! Neil pays a visit, Wesley's sister and hubby play a part in this mystery, and alas, we find out Steve has died, and a new player comes into the police department. Who killed the doctor, and why?

As always a good plot.
Sue Thomas
First Kate Ellis book I've read Really enjoyed it so I'll have to read some more of her earlier ones Well written Interesting and kept me hooked
This Wesley Peterson mystery should have been more interesting than it was. Ancient bones, a World War II murder and a current day murder should have flowed together with Ms. Ellis's usual deft touch but instead it fell flat. We didn't see enough of Neil and the rest of the characters just seemed to be going through the motions. Quite disappointing really.
Although enjoyable this instalment of the series didn't grab my attention as much as the last few in the series. Not certain why this should be, maybe the plot a little too complex or felt Wesley and Co weren't quite on form.
Dec 11, 2010 Helen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crime-thriller/mystery fans
Shelves: crime-thriller
Immersive and easy to read style, plenty of intriguing twists and turns.
Good enough for me to seek out more by this author.
Kari Cooper
First time I've read this author and really enjoyed it - strong characters and an interesting plot line. Will read more
Donna Irwin
Havent read a Wesley Peterson for a while, felt like meeting up with an old friend. Really enjoyed it.
I have read this before, just can't remember when. It was a good thriller!
Terry Norton
Another good read
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Kate Ellis was born and brought up 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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Wesley Peterson (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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  • The Armada Boy (Wesley Peterson, #2)
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The Merchant's House (Wesley Peterson, #1) The Armada Boy (Wesley Peterson, #2) An Unhallowed Grave (Wesley Peterson, #3) The Bone Garden (Wesley Peterson, #5) The Funeral Boat (Wesley Peterson, #4)

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