This is a Wesley Peterson Mystery set in Earlsacre Village in England. Detective Seargent Wes Perterson has a degree in archeology but chose the police force as his career. When skeletons are found in an archeological dig at Earlsace Hall he of course is very interested even though they are centuries old and not a police matter. Then a couple of moderan day murders happen and somehow they seem to be tied in with Earlsacre Hall. It turns out a lot harder to solve the moderan day crimes than it does the centuries old ones. But solve them he does. Very interesting characters and once I got into the story I didn't want to put the book down.
Kate Ellis is a real find for lovers of British procedurals, with just the right amount of the personal touch thrown in.
Another great mystery by Kate Ellis. I enjoyed the uncovering of many layers of relationships and the time lines of the mystery.
A detective with a hobby in archaeology, finds himself in a mystery combining both when a dead body turns up at a historic garden site.
The ancient gardens of Earlsacre Hall are being excavated by a local team of historians in preparation for plans to recreate the gardens in their former glory. But the dig is called to a halt when two bodies are discovered under a stone plinth. More than 300 years old and buried on top of one another, there is every indication that one of the corpses had been buried alive. Despite the intriguing circumstances, DS Wesley Peterson has little time to indulge in his hobby for archaeology: a man has been found brutally stabbed to death in a trailer at a popular vacation site. There are no clues to the dead man's identity except for a newspaper cutting about the restoration of Earlsacre. Soon after, the body of local solicitor Brian Willerby is found during a game of village cricket. The postmortem reveals that his death was caused by being struck by a hard ball several times with some force. Now Wesley must decipher the connection between Earlsacre and the murders before any more victims arise.
2 bodies are found, one buried above the other, in a historic site being excavated by archaeologists.