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Kate Ellis

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Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is married with two grown up sons and lives in North Cheshire. She worked in teaching, marketing and accountancy, none of which she particularly enjoyed, before discovering that writing crime fiction was what she’d wanted to do all along!

Before ‘turning to crime’ she first enjoyed literary success as winner of the North West Playwrights Competition in 1990. Her keen interest in history and archaeology features strongly in her books. Described by The Times as ‘a beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ she has written twenty five novels featuring black archaeology graduate, DI Wesley Peterson and his Liverpool-born boss DCI Gerry Heffernan and five crime novels with a supernatural twist featuring DI Joe Plantagenet – as well as a standalone historical mystery, The Devil’s Priest, set in Tudor Liverpool, which is now available on Kindle. Kate has also written an historical trilogy set in the aftermath of the First World War. She also writes short stories and has been shortlisted twice for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for a Barry Award in the USA. In 2017.

Kate was elected as a member of the Detection Club in 2014 and was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library in 2019.

Her latest Wesley Peterson novel is The Stone Chamber and the latest in her Joe Plantagenet series is Walking by Night. The final book in her trilogy set in the North West of England shortly after World War One is The House of the Hanged Woman which is now out in paperback.

Other Awards

The Plague Maiden nominated for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year award.

Two short stories shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger.

A further story shortlisted for a Barry Award.

 

Books by Kate Ellis

  • The House of the Hanged Woman The House of the Hanged Woman

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  • The Stone Chamber The Stone Chamber

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  • Many Deadly Returns; 21 stories celebrating 21 years of Murder Squad Many Deadly Returns; 21 stories celebrating 21 years of Murder Squad

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  • Walking by Night Walking by Night

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  • Playing with Bones Playing with Bones

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  • The Burial Circle The Burial Circle

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  • The Blood Pit The Blood Pit

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  • A Perfect Death A Perfect Death

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  • The Shroud Maker The Shroud Maker

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  • The Shadow Collector The Shadow Collector

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  • Watching The Ghosts Watching The Ghosts

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  • A High Mortallty of Doves A High Mortallty of Doves

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  • Kissing The Demons Kissing The Demons

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  • The Jackal Man The Jackal Man

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  • The Cadaver Game The Cadaver Game

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  • The Mechanical Devil The Mechanical Devil

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  • The Flesh Tailor The Flesh Tailor

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  • The Death Season The Death Season

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  • The House of Eyes The House of Eyes

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  • The Mermaid’s Scream The Mermaid’s Scream

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