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  • THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind…

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    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind all of these crimes, both medieval and modern, are the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a child. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-749904542.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76699
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  • THE ARMADA BOY. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE ARMADA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband and new father, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he became one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading the recovery of a ship from the Spanish Armada and an old chapel, where an American veteran, returning with a group of veterans and their wives to commemorate their time there before D-Day, is found murdered. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series,…

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    London: Piatkus, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband and new father, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he became one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading the recovery of a ship from the Spanish Armada and an old chapel, where an American veteran, returning with a group of veterans and their wives to commemorate their time there before D-Day, is found murdered. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. Author's note. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-749904747.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76712
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  • THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind all of these crimes, both medieval and modern, are the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a child. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312205627.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77138
    View cart More details Price: $25.00