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Head of Zeus
City of Gold and Shadows
City of Gold and Shadows Ellis Peters
 The Felse Investigations, 12

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.

When archaeologist Alan Morris disappears in Turkey, his great-niece, Charlotte, regrets never having got to know him better.

In an attempt to better understand him, Charlotte begins reading the books he wrote. One of them leads her to visit the Roman site of Aurae Phiala, on the Welsh border – the last place her great-uncle worked before leaving for Turkey.

But when Charlotte arrives she finds more than just a few old stones...

First there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying at the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found. Detective Chief Inspector George Felse is called in to solve a mystery whose roots go back to ancient Roman times...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Aug 2015 * 248pp * £4.99 * 9781784972905
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'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
The Knocker on Death's Door
Death to the Landlords
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.
ALSO BY Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael: The Complete Chronicles
The Complete Felse Investigations
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael
A Morbid Taste For Bones
Fallen into the Pit
The Pilgrim Of Hate
The Knocker on Death's Door
An Excellent Mystery
Death to the Landlords
The Raven In The Foregate
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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