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The Bone Garden by Kate Ellis
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The Bone Garden (2001)

by Kate Ellis

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Once again the former archaeologist, Wesley Peterson, who is working as a Detective with the British Police, this one has parallel stories from today and the British Civil War period, and while not all the stories are fully wrapped up, I found it a satisfying round up.

Entertaining as always, this one has the links between modern and ancient quite closely woven. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Feb 10, 2014 |
Several bodies are found buried beneath the gardens of Earlseacre Hall. These have been in place for several hundred years,unlike a more recent corpse discovered in a caravan in the same area. DS Wesley Peterson investigates. Not up to the standard of some others in the same series. Rather labored towards the end and just too much cricket in it for me. ( )
  devenish | May 25, 2009 |
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The ancient gardens of Earlsacre Hall are being excavated by a local team of historians in preparation for plans to recreate the gardens in their former glory. But the dig is called to a halt when two bodies are discovered under a stone plinth. More than 300 years old and buried on top of one another, there is every indication that one of the corpses had been buried alive. Despite the intriguing circumstances, DS Wesley Peterson has little time to indulge in his hobby for archaeology: a man has been found brutally stabbed to death in a trailer at a popular vacation site. There are no clues to the dead man’s identity except for a newspaper cutting about the restoration of Earlsacre. Soon after, the body of local solicitor Brian Willerby is found during a game of village cricket. The postmortem reveals that his death was caused by being struck by a hard ball several times with some force. Now Wesley must decipher the connection between Earlsacre and the murders before any more victims arise.

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The lost gardens of Earlsacre Hall are being excavated by a team of historians before being restored. The dig is halted when a skeleton is discovered under a 300 year old stone plinth, a corpse that seems to have been buried alive.

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