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Head of Zeus
The Knocker on Death's Door
The Knocker on Death's Door Ellis Peters
 The Felse Investigations, 10

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India.

No sooner than a late-Gothic, oak door is returned to its rightful place at Mottisham village church, there is a body to go with it: a news photographer is found dead at the threshold, his hand extended to its great cast iron knocker. Surely it is not a coincidence when a second victim is discovered in eerily similar circumstances?

Legend holds that sinners who seize the knocker have their hands burned by the cold iron, but Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, and neither did the second victim. Had they knocked on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse had watched the ceremony to re-dedicate the door. Little did he know that soon he would be called back to Mottisham to investigate murder...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Aug 2015 * 222pp * £4.99 * 9781784972882
REVIEWS
'A beguiling writer'
Daily Telegraph
'A cult figure of crime fiction'
Financial Times
'Charm is not usual in murder mysteries, but Ellis Peters' stories are full of it'
Mail on Sunday
ALSO IN THE SERIES
The Complete Felse Investigations
Fallen into the Pit
Death to the Landlords
City of Gold and Shadows
Rainbow's End
Death and the Joyful Woman
Flight of a Witch
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
The Piper on the Mountain
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart
The Grass Widow's Tale
The House of Green Turf
Mourning Raga
Author
Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters (the pen name of Edith Pargeter, 1913–1995) is a writer beloved of millions of readers worldwide and has been widely adapted for radio and television. Ellis Peters was awarded an OBE for her services to literature in 1994.
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A Morbid Taste For Bones
Fallen into the Pit
The Pilgrim Of Hate
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Death to the Landlords
The Raven In The Foregate
City of Gold and Shadows
The Rose Rent
Rainbow's End
The Hermit Of Eyton Forest
The Confession Of Brother Haluin
The Heretic's Apprentice
The Potter's Field
The Summer Of The Danes
The Holy Thief
One Corpse Too Many
Death and the Joyful Woman
Brother Cadfael's Penance
Monk's Hood
Flight of a Witch
Saint Peter's Fair
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
The Leper Of Saint Giles
The Piper on the Mountain
The Virgin In The Ice
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Grass Widow's Tale
The Devil's Novice
The House of Green Turf
Dead Man's Ransom
Mourning Raga
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