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Walking by Night by Kate Ellis
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This is the last book written in the Joe Plantagentet series. I read this series with a group on LibraryThing and we have enjoyed each installment. I am very sad to see the series coming to an end. I hope that Kate Ellis reconsiders and will write more books for this series as I think Joe Plantagenet needs to have some type of meaningful relationship. He also has secrets in his past that need to be revealed. If you haven't read this series, you really need to pick up the first book, Seeking the Dead, and you won't be disappointed. I love the characters in her books and they seem very believable. The plots are quite complex and hard to figure out. Lots of twists keep the pages turning. Highly recommend for historical mystery lovers! ( )
  EadieB | Oct 31, 2018 |
While reading this book, I thought how much it compares to you watching the third, fourth or fifth movie of a great series... you know the characters well enough to understand their motivations and behavior, but the story is never predictable. this story is anything but predictable. Usually I can sort out the killer but not this time. It's been 3 years since this book was published and not a peep have we heard about a sixth book. Here's keeping my fingers crossed. This is way too good of a series to end it with only five books. ( )
  Carol420 | Oct 30, 2018 |
The fifth book about Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet.

A young girl on her way home from the pub stumbles over a dead body, but when the police get to the scene of the crime the body is gone. She also claims that she was watched by someone that looked like a nun, but the police don't believe her story since she was quite drunk. But Joe Plantagenet feels that the girl may be telling the truth, and then a body is found.

I was very happy to be approved for the latest book in the Joe Plantagenet series. I have never read a book in the series before, but I have read a book in her Wesley Peterson series and I loved that book. So, I was looking forward to reading this book very much. I liked Joe Plantagenet, he was an interesting character and the fact that he was supposed to have become a priest instead of a cop (Just like Hathaway in Lewis the TV-series) was intriguing. The story was interesting. I kind of narrowed it down to a couple of suspects towards the end, but I didn't figure out exact who the killer was before it's revealed.

I liked this book very much and I have owned the first book in this series and I'm looking forward to reading that one!

I received this copy from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 14, 2017 |
[Walking By Night] by Kate Ellis
4★’s
Joe Plantagenet series Book # 5

From The Book:
When taking a short cut beneath the ruined abbey in the centre of the historic North Yorkshire city of Eborby, a teenage girl on her way home from a night out reports stumbling across a body. She also claims to have seen a mysterious nun-like figure watching her from the shadows. But during the subsequent search, no body is found. Due to the girl’s inebriated state and troubled history, the police are skeptical of her story. Only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her.
Then a woman is reported missing, and Joe finds himself caught up in a complex investigation involving a production of The Devils at the local Playhouse. Could the play, with its shocking religious and sexual violence, have something to do with the woman’s disappearance? And is there really a connection with the tragic death of a young nun at the site many centuries before? As Joe is about to discover, nothing is as it first appears

My Thoughts:
Detective Joe Plantagenet, is thoughtful, dignified and with such complexity in his history and in his personality that you can’t help but like him right off the bat. He had studied for the priesthood at one time and gave t up to marry the love of is life only to have her die in a horrible accident a mere year later.

This is the fifth book in the series although it reads like a standalone. Joe has always show a great deal of compassion for the underdog…the unbelieved…the person that just doesn’t know where to seek help. In this case a young woman walking home in the thick fog and believes she is being followed. In her attempt to avoid detection she slips into an alley way and stumbled over the body of a woman in a long coat. No one but Joe believes her. However the story becomes more believable when a woman is reported missing. Does it have something to do with a local play dealing the religious and sexual violence? Or could it even connect to the death of a young nun centuries before?

Kate Ellis captures the reader’s attention from the very first with the combination of a young woman, fog, an abandoned abbey, the sense of being followed, and a dead body. For what more could one ask? ( )
  Carol420 | Oct 22, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 178029073X, Hardcover)

Fifth intriguing mystery in the atmospheric Joe Plantagenet police procedural series
Taking a short cut home beneath the ruined abbey in the centre of the city, a teenage girl reports stumbling across a body. She also claims to have seen a mysterious nun-like figure watching her from the shadows. But during the subsequent search, no body is found. The girl’s inebriated state and her troubled history make the police sceptical of her story, and only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her.
Then a woman is reported missing, and Joe finds himself caught up in a complex investigation involving a production of The Devils at the local Playhouse. Could the play, with its shocking religious and sexual violence, have something to do with the woman’s disappearance? And is there really a connection with the tragic death of a young nun at the site many centuries before? Nothing is as it first appears.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:33 -0400)

Late one evening, a drunk teenage girl reports stumbling across a body in the local ruined abbey while taking a short cut home. But when no body is found, only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet believes her. Then a woman is reported missing, and Joe finds himself caught up in a complex investigation, where nothing is as it first appears.… (more)

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