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The House of the Hanged Woman

The House of the Hanged Woman

‘A beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ The Times

‘I loved this novel . . . 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 Kate Ellis, the award-winning author of the 2019 CWA Dagger in the Library.

Praise for Kate Ellis:

‘Haunting’ Independent

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 26th November 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780349418377

Reviews

Praise for Kate Ellis:
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