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The Funeral Boat

By Kate Ellis

Published Jul 2011

When a skeleton is discovered on a Devon smallholding, DS Wesley Peterson, a keen amateur archaeologist, is intrigued by the possibility that it is a Viking corpse, buried in keeping with ancient traditions. But Wesley has a rather more urgent crime to solve – the disappearance of a Danish tourist.

Wesley finds disturbing evidence that the attractive Dane has been abducted. His boss Gerry Heffernan believes that Ingeborg’s disappearance is linked to a spate of brutal robberies and that she witnessed something she shouldn’t have. But is her disappearance linked to even older events? For it seems that his may not have been Ingeborg’s first visit to this far from quiet West Country backwater.