Secrets never stay buried for long . . .
When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find.
Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when two people with no apparent connection to each other are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field, seemingly victims of an execution-style double murder.
DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the two murders aren't his only problem. The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it's revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims. And Wesley's own life is thrown into turmoil when a woman he helped on a previous investigation finds herself subjected to a campaign of terror . . .
Is there a link between the double murder and the accidental death of a young history student in Manor Field twenty years ago? And just what is the true identity of the Mechanical Devil?
What readers are saying about The Mechanical Devil:
'An excellent read with lots of interesting twists and turns and a historic mystery woven through it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Another superb story from Kate Ellis . . . One of my favourite writers' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'This series is my all time favourite - superb . . . Intelligent and exciting stories' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Kate Ellis never disappoints' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Brilliant book, thoroughly enjoyed it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'I really enjoy the Wesley Peterson books . . . they keep you guessing right to the end . . . a fantastic series' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'One of my favourites . . . Incredibly skilled plotting . . . fans of Elly Griffiths and traditional murder mysteries will love this one' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Fascinating historical plot line and twists and turns all the way through' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Very entertaining . . . Another great book from my favourite author' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'There's no one quite like Nadel... Seamlessly weaving together so many diverse threads is the work of a master with her finger firmly on the city's pulse... Gripping' - Big Issue Istanbul
In the ruins of the Constantinople hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector Çetin Ikmen discovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic areas of Istanbul that property developer Ahmet Öden seeks to destroy and rebuild.
As Ikmen searches for the lost child and the facts behind Ariadne's death, the people of Istanbul rise up in protest against their government in Gezi Park. Amid the chaos, Ikmen and his colleague Mehmet Süleyman must unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, to find the truth concealed within the secret history of their antique city.
What readers are saying about Land of the Blind:
'I am always amazed at how Nadel captures the ever-changing climate of the ancient city, which is growing more modern by the day'
'If you're looking for a masterclass in how to open a thriller, I suggest you read the first two pages of Barbara Nadel's latest book, Land of the Blind. It's the start of a rich and taut mystery, expertly crafted and atmospherically set in the extraordinary city of Istanbul'
'[Nadel] seems to get right under the skin of the city of Istanbul and the people until you can almost smell the coffee'