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The House of the Hanged Woman

You might already be familiar with award-winning crime writer Kate Ellis’s DI Wesley Peterson novels, but have you read her historical mysteries featuring Albert Lincoln?

The House of the Hanged Woman is the third and final novel in the deliciously gothic trilogy set just after World War I. In the years following the Great War, there have been a series of mysterious and gruesome crimes occurring in the North West of England, which Scotland Yard Detective Albert Lincoln Albert has been tasked with investigating. In this final novel in the series, Albert has been sent up North again after a member of parliament goes missing in a small Derbyshire village and, this time, he hopes to solve the dark mystery surrounding Wenfield once and for all.

As always, Kate Ellis paints a beautifully atmospheric setting in the novel – misty moors, an ancient stone circle –  and draws you in with macabre crimes and intriguing plotlines. This is a spellbinding mystery full of rich historical detail and impossible-to-guess twists and it is the perfect wintry read!

Hannah Wann