Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A PAINTED DOOM
TITLE: A PAINTED DOOM
AUTHOR: KATE ELLIS
Details: no. 6 Wesley Peterson Mystery
A lot of apparently unrelated events are taking place in Devon. A 15-year old boy finds a medieval depiction of hell in an old barn; a retired rock star is murdered; the owner of an angel shop is attacked and nearly killed; and the teenage boy goes missing.
While Wesley's friend Neil tries to uncover the secrets of the picture (called a doom) and the past, Wesley and his colleagues have their hands full trying to make sense of all the crimes and the possible connections between them.
In the end it's the medieval painting that provides the answers to the mysteries both past and present.
As always a well written and well plotted mystery. However, you'd think that by now the local police would know to look at the past when dealing with the present (LOL).