The House of the Hanged Woman - Albert Lincoln (Paperback)Kate Ellis (author)
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'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times
'A powerful story of loss, malice and deception' Ann Cleeves
1921. When a Member of Parliament goes missing in a small Derbyshire village, Scotland Yard detective Albert Lincoln is sent up North to investigate. This isn't Albert's first visit to Wenfield. He once solved a traumatic case there at great personal cost and now, two years later, it seems that darkness still lurks in the village. The naked body of a man has been discovered, mutilated beyond recognition, by an ancient stone circle called the Devil's Dancers.
The local police assume the body is that of the missing politician, but when that identification proves false and more strange deaths occur, Albert realises his case is far more complex than a simple disappearance. But, as he reawakens ghosts from the past, will he be able to solve the mystery surrounding Wenfield once and for all?
The third and final historical thriller in the Albert Lincoln series by award-winning crime writer Kate Ellis. An atmospheric, spellbinding mystery set in the aftermath of the Great War.
Praise for Kate Ellis:
'Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist' Martin Edwards
'The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end' Closer
'A splendidly macabre thriller' Andrew Taylor
'Extraordinarily powerful' Peter Lovesey
'This could be an instant classic' L. C. Tyler
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present * The Times *
Haunting * Independent *
I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception -- Ann Cleeves
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end * Closer *
Star author. Unputdownable * Bookseller *
I absolutely loved this book . . . A perfectly paced crime novel that beautifully evokes both time and place. Kate Ellis keeps you guessing all the way through to the final unexpected twist -- L. C. Tyler
A splendidly macabre thriller with a very dark heart and a hugely effective twist at the end -- Andrew Taylor
Fascinating, with a characteristically clever twist -- Martin Edwards
Imagine a plot as devious as anything Agatha Christie devised, locate it in a Derbyshire village in 1919 and with writing as close to the pulse as Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth and you will have some idea of the extraordinary power of Kate Ellis's new novel -- Peter Lovesey
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When I first started reading this book I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. However, I ended up loving it.
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“Engrossing crime novel!”
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