A High Mortality of Doves

A High Mortality of Doves

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1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace. During the war Myrtle worked as a volunteer nurse with Flora Winsmore, the local doctor's daughter, caring for badly wounded soldiers at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered in identical circumstances, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London, a man not only wounded in war but damaged in peace by the death of his young son and his cold, loveless marriage. Once in Wenfield, Albert begins to investigate the three recent murders and the Cartwright family of Tarnhey Court and their staff fall under suspicion as their hidden lives and secrets are uncovered. With rumours of a ghostly soldier with a painted face being spotted near the scene of the murders, the village is thrown into a state of panic-- and with the killer still on the loose, who will be the next to die at the hands of this vicious angel of death?
Publisher: London : Piatkus, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780349413082
Branch Call Number: ELLIS
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 23 cm


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Mar 16, 2019

I have enjoyed many of Kate Elliis's books; however, this one did not measure up. There were many parts that just weren't believable. This will not discourage me from seeking out her books since this was the first one I was disappointed in.

Feb 08, 2019

Great mystery as are all of Kate Ellis's books.

Her series featuring Wesley Peterson is a very compelling one featuring both a historical mystery and a modern one.
I love the way there is a small excerpt from an earlier era at the beginning of each chapter developing the historical mystery and the way the author ties it into the modern mystery.
I finish one book and can't wait for the next!

multcolib_susannel Mar 04, 2017

Myrtle Bligh is shocked to receive a note from her dead soldier sweetheart. What does it mean and why does he tell her to meet him at night, in the isolated Pooley Woods?

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