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Playing With Bones

By Kate Ellis

Published Jan 2010

Is the Doll Strangler back? Or is a copycat killer on the loose…?

Singmass Close has a sinister past. Reputedly haunted by the ghosts of children, in the 1950s 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.

With the recent disappearance of a young female model and an escaped convict at large, this new, horrific murder stretches Joe’s team to their limit. But as the bodies start mounting up and Joe’s questioning brings him closer to the real strangler, he becomes to suspect a creepy connection between all three cases…

The second novel following DI Joe Plantagenet, Playing with Bones unfolds with Ellis’ trademark intricacy and intensity, culminating in its sinister conclusion.