Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis


Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool. Described by The Times as ?a beguiling author who interweaves past and present? she is best known for her DI Wesley Peterson series. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Her first novel in a new trilogy set in the aftermath of World War One, A High Mortality of Doves, was published in 2016.






Publications & Performance History

Author of the Wesley Peterson Series, the Joe Plantagenet Series, the Albert Lincoln Trilogy and many short stories.

These include The Merchant’s House The Armada Boy An Unhallowed Grave The Funeral Boat The Bone Garden A Painted Doom The Skeleton Room The Plague Maiden All published by Piatkus #Short Stories: The Virgin’s Circlet – Chronicles of Crime (Headline) The Odour of Sanctity – The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries (Constable & Robinson) The Fury of the Northmen – Murder Through the Ages (Headline) The Isle of Saints – The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits (Constable & Robinson) The Vacancy – Ellery Queen Magazine Bringing the Foot – The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits (Constable & Robinson) The Wonders of Technology – Ellery Queen Magazine Les Inconnus – Crime in the City (CWA Anthology – Do Not Press) The Angel of Manton Worthy – Green for Danger (CWA Anthology – Do Not Press) Dead Water – Ellery Queen Magazine Top Deck – Crime on the Move (CWA Anthology – Do Not Press)


Workshop & Reading Experience

Library talks and Murder Mysteries


Piatkus Books. 5 Windmill Street. London W1P1HF

Group size preference

15 plus

Group age preference


Working languages


Area prepared to travel

North West

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