The Boy Who Lived with the Dead
It is 1920 and Scotland Yard detective, DI Albert Lincoln, is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Trapped in a loveless marriage and tired of his life in London, he's pleased when he's called to a new case in the North West of England.
Before the War, he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village...more
The plot is quite complex, actually there are several subplots, interestingly ...more
When Patience Bailey is killed in the village of Mabley Ridge DI Albert Lincoln is sent north to lead the investigation, due to his familiarity with area. He has mixed feelings about the secondment, glad to escape the pressure of his failing marriage but apprehensive about returning to the scene of ...more
This enjoyable historical crime thriller was set in 1920 and DI Albert Lincoln is sent ...more
Once more, DI Albert Lincoln has to venture into a rural village to investigate the murder of a young woman and the disappearance of her baby. One of the key witnesses is Peter, a young boy who seems confused between fantasy and reality and whose tales are not believed by others. He talks of a "Shadow Man" he has seen in the cemetery near his home. Peter is also the brother of a ...more
The novel opens in September 1920, at the village of Mabley ...more
Kate Ellis is mainly known for her 'Wesley Peterson' archaeological mystery series - set in the present day but with a historical mystery threading through the stories. The Boy Who Lived with the Dead is the second in her 'Albert Lincoln' series and is set during ...more
Kate Ellis pitches things just right and there's a convincing sense of atmosphere and place. I think that this book is even better than the first Lincoln story.
Koplowitz 2019 ...more
Such a good book really enjoyed it, very atmospheric
It all came back to me.
While it is a convoluted murder mystery, an interesting side note is that every couple portrayed in unhappy.