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by Ellis, Kate

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TitleThe mermaid's scream
Author / Responsible partyEllis, Kate
GenreDetective and mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction. Peterson, Wesley -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Biographers -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction. Police -- England -- Devon -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Why did Wynn Staniland, a legend in the literary world, suddenly become a recluse in the 1980s? Most assumed he stopped writing because of his wife's bizarre suicide; a death that mirrored a murder case from the nineteenth century. And now young author Zac Wilkinson is working on Staniland's biography and hopes to reveal the true story to a waiting world - while at the same time keeping his own troubled past hidden from public view. When Wilkinson is found brutally murdered, DI Wesley Peterson finds links to the unexplained poisoning of a middle-aged couple at a local caravan park - and Wynn Staniland appears to be the connection. As Wesley delves further into the case he suspects a sinister puppet show might provide the solution: a grim re-enactment of the murder of Mary Field, a cause celebre from the reign of Queen Victoria that inspired Staniland's best-known novel. Sequel to "The house of eyes".

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System control numberS12850
Original Print PublisherLondon : Piatkus, 2017.
Series statementBook 21 of the Wesley Peterson series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 21 of the Wesley Peterson series
NarratorEileen Davis.
Narrator NameEileen Davis.
Participant or performer noteEileen Davis.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator