Joe Plantagenet

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 197 ratings

Seeking the Dead Summary

When Carmel Hennessy begins a new job in North Yorkshire, she finds the historic city of Eborby gripped by fear. A killer is on the prowl who binds and asphyxiates his victims before leaving their naked bodies in isolated country churchyards.

The press are calling him the Resurrection Man. Tragic events from the past link Carmel with DI Joe Plantagenet, who believes the case may have occult connections. Then Carmel becomes aware of a malevolent presence in her flat and, when she starts to receive mysterious threats, it is Joe she turns to first, And that is when Joe is forced to get into the mind of a cunning - and scarily ruthless - killer.

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  • Book 1

    • Seeking the Dead

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When Carmel Hennessy begins a new job in North Yorkshire, she finds the historic city of Eborby gripped by fear. A killer is on the prowl who binds and asphyxiates his victims before leaving their naked bodies in isolated country churchyards. The press are calling him the Resurrection Man. Tragic events from the past link Carmel with DI Joe Plantagenet, who believes the case may have occult connections.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and well narrated

    • By Patricia on 17-01-18

    Regular price: £22.49

  • Book 2

    • Playing with Bones

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Singmass Close has a sinister past. Reputedly haunted by the ghosts of children, in the 50s it was the hunting ground of the Doll Strangler, a ruthless killer who was never brought to justice. Now DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether a copycat killer is at work when the strangled body of teenager Natalie Parkes is found in the same close, a mutilated doll lying by her side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A carefully crafted detective story.

    • By DH on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £18.89

  • Book 3

    • Kissing the Demons

    • Joe Plantagenet Murder Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Thirteen Torland Place was the scene of five terrible murders back in the 19th century, and was also linked to the more recent disappearance of two teenage girls. When a student living in the house is found murdered, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether her death has anything to do with the house’s grim history. Then other, similar deaths come to light and he fears a ruthless killer is at work in the ancient Yorkshire city of Eborby; a killer who deprives each victim of one of their five senses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good!

    • By Reginald pelle on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £15.09

  • Book 4

    • Watching the Ghosts

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Boothgate House is a recently converted apartment building with a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane known as Havenby Hall, it was where serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent on his release from prison. But three years later, Havenby Hall closed. And Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Solicitor Melanie Hawkes is investigating Havenby Hall when her young daughter is kidnapped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good plantagent mystery

    • By Elaine on 12-02-15

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 5

    • Walking by Night

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Taking a shortcut 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, and only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dire Dire Narrative

    • By Amelia on 08-12-16

    Regular price: £19.29