The Funeral Boat

The Funeral Boat

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When a skeleton is discovered on a Devon smallholding, DS Wesley Peterson, a keen amateur archaeologist, is intrigued by the possibility that it is a Viking corpse, buried in keeping with ancient traditions. But he has a rather more urgent crime to solve- the disappearance of a Danish tourist.

Wesley finds disturbing evidence that the attractive Dane has been abducted. His boss Gerry Heffernan believes that Ingeborg's disappearance is linked to a spate of brutal robberies and that she witnessed something she shouldn't have. But is her disappearance linked to far older events? For it seems that this may not have been Ingeborg's first visit to this far from quiet West Country backwater...

Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive series of West Country set crime novels feature Wesley Peterson, one of Devon's first black detectives.

Publisher: London [England] : Piatkus, 2000
ISBN: 9780749932169
0749932163
9780749905293
0749905298
9780749954666
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ELL
Characteristics: 236 p. ;,22 cm.

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Apr 22, 2011

Readable - just a cut above the ordinary but has a dash of archaeology to add interest.

Set in the West Country Devon - might be a good one for Wycliffe fans

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