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Fallen into the Pit by Ellis Peters1
Death and the Joyful Woman by Ellis Peters2
Flight of a Witch by Ellis Peters3
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs by Ellis Peters4
The Piper on the Mountain by Ellis Peters5
Black is the Colour of my True-Love's Heart by Ellis Peters6
The Grass Widow's Tale by Ellis Peters7
The House of Green Turf by Ellis Peters8
Mourning Raga by Ellis Peters9
The Knocker on Death's Door by Ellis Peters10
Death to the Landlords! by Ellis Peters11
City of Gold and Shadows by Ellis Peters12
Rainbow's End by Ellis Peters13
Fallen into the Pit / Death and the Joyful Woman / A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs by Ellis Peters1-2, 4
Black is the Colour of my True-Love's Heart / The Grass Widow's Tale / The House of Green Turf by Ellis Peters6-8

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This series involve the Felse family, based in Ellis Peters' home territory of the Welsh marches. It starts in 1951, with George Felse as a Detective Sergeant, and his son Dominic as a schoolboy. The characters age (though not at the same rate as the outside world) so in later books George Felse progresses to the rank of Inspector, then Chief Inspector; his wife Bunty has her own adventures in "The Grass Widow's Tale", while a grown-up Dominic, travelling abroad, is the main character in "The Piper on the Mountain", "Mourning Raga", and "Death to the Landlords".

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