Playing With Bones

Playing With Bones 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 s it was the hunting ground of the Doll Strangle

  • Title: Playing With Bones
  • Author: Kate Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780749909321
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 ParkIs 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 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.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 comes to suspect a shockingly creepy connection between all three cases

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    About “Kate Ellis

    • Kate Ellis

      Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and she studied drama in Manchester She worked in teaching, marketing and accountancy before first enjoying writing success as a winner of the North West Playwrights competition Crime and mystery stories have always fascinated her, as have medieval history and archaeology which she likes to incorporate in her books She is married with two grown up sons and she lives in North Cheshire, England, with her husband and Vivaldi the cat.



    371 thoughts on “Playing With Bones

    • Playing With Bones by Kate EllisJoe Plantagenet series Book #24 starsFrom The Book:Is the Doll Strangler back or is a copycat on the loose?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 [...]


    • Fifty years ago in Singmass Close, four young women were killed, their feet mutilated and an antique doll left by the body. No one was every captured and the murders eventually stopped. Now they've started again. In book 2 of the Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet series, he and his boss, DCI Emily Thwaite, are assigned to investigate a new murder, eerily similar to the ones fifty years ago. In a separate storyline, there's a search underway for Gordon Pledge, a child killer who recently escape [...]


    • got interested in this series thanks to some people on my Facebook Mystery page that I started with a friend. I generally don't do paranormal. I stay away from the Zombie/Werewolf genre in mysteries. I really prefer a good solid police procedural. This is an interesting series that centers around Joe Plantagenet, a DI in the fictional city of Eborby which is really York. I recognized it immediately. The author prefers to keep it fictional so that she doesn't have to be absolutely true to the are [...]


    • Kate Ellis certainly delivered on this one! I found the characters to be unique and interesting and the plot well-paced. The book is very well written with great twists and a surprise ending. There is a paranormal element to the series but it is very slight and not overpowering. All in all, a very entertaining read and very worthwhile and I look forward to the other books in the series. I would highly recommend this book to those who love their mysteries with a touch of supernatural.


    • Fifty years ago, there were four young women killed in the Singmass Close neighborhood. Brutally murdered, mutilated and a porcelain doll left next to the body. The killer was never caught. Now, a new murder has happened that is eerily similar to those initial murders. Is this the work of a copycat or has the original killer somehow returned to kill again?This is the 2nd book in the Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet series by Karen Ellis. We pick up the series several months after the end of t [...]


    • I was telling a friend recently that at some point fictional serial killers and their antics get a bit silly. (I was thinking at the time of an American author whose serial killer kidnapped strippers and made them-- under threat of death-- pole dance until exhaustion then killed them anyway.) However, that was pretty much my feeling about The Doll Strangler who left mutilated Victorian doll beside his dead mutilated victims.There was some potential in the supernatural in this book-- the Ragged S [...]


    • i finally started reading for pleasure again which i mean, not the odyssey. or jane eyre. although i do enjoy those books.i also decided i was going to write a review, which is something i haven't properly done in agescause, dear , you're my book-y diary and i missed you.when i first started this series (i think i read book #5 first), i definitely didn't notice some of the writer's quirks.BUT I DO NOW!first, could we, maybe (MAYBE), stop pointing out emily thwaite's weight? i've started calling [...]


    • 2nd in series set in York (Eborby - love the pseudonym!) On the whole so far I prefer her other series, which has more archaeology/history and less of a supernatural element, but this is quite enjoyable, if creepy. I didn't guess who the modern murderer was, but I probably should have as she has used the same idea before in one of the Wesley Peterson novels (I think). I liked the historical parts and the fact that the past murders were recent enough for some of the people involved still to be ar [...]


    • There were four murders in Singmass Close fifty years ago. And now they've started again. Police, including detective Joe Plantagenet, can't believe that the same man is behind them both, but the killer seems to know all the details of the crime that were never released to the public. At the same time, two little girls become obsessed with imaginary playmates. Of course, people in this northern English town have long believed that the Close is hauntedThe always reliable Ellis again weaves the pr [...]


    • Thoroughly enjoyed this second outing for DI Joe Plantagenet in the city of Ebory (fictionalised York). Not just a straight forward police procedural, but has a hint of the supernatural about it. I hope she writes more in this series, as I enjoy them better than the Wes Petersen series.


    • Not as good as the Wesley Patterson series because it lacks the whole historical element. It is like a toned down Minette Walters: creepy but not overly disturbing.



    • #2 DI Joe Plantagenet mystery set in fictional Eborby, UK--modeled after the city of York. A young girl is found dead in a dark close, strangled and then with a strange mutilation--her big toe of her left foot is severed, and an old porcelain doll is laid next to her with its toe also removed. When one of the constables brings to Joe and his boss DCI Emily Thwaite's attention a book he's reading about historical murders that contains an excerpt about the Doll Strangler of Singmass Close, they re [...]


    • In book two of the series, Joe Plantagenet and his DCI Emily Thwaite, along with the rest of his fellow officers, investigates a serial killer who strangles a young woman, cuts off her big toe, and leaves an old-fashioned doll beside her. They also search for a missing woman, and an escaped convict. Their plate is full and yet, there's always room for another mystery. Plantagenet and Thwaite race to figure out who is murdering the women and what the connection is with a series of identical stran [...]


    • An interesting mystery. This was my first Joe Plantagenet story; the second in the series. I'd forgotten I already had the first That'll be next. lol. A kind of convoluted plotline, lots of suspects, lots going on, but it kept the story very interesting and moving along nicely. I liked Joe Plantagenet, hope to get to know more about him in future stories and I hope the other members of the police get more mention. All in all, a neat interesting mystery and a new author!


    • Just brilliant. Again Ellis kept me on the edge of my seat with this second in the Joe Plantagenet series. I've quickly become a fan and can't get enough.I enjoy crime novels that have a little something extra, and Ellis interest in history informs this novel. There were plenty of red herrings and a genuine surprise reveal.Took it back to library and checked out #3.


    • I find the main protagonist here very bland and it is difficult to give a hoot about any of the characters. The potential of the ghostly children was not realised at all surprisingly, and there was no real sense of terror. Quite weird when you consider there is a serial killer doing ghastly deeds. All a bit bland unfortunately!


    • second in series - the doll strangler murdered 4 women in the 1950's and was never caught. Now in 2010 someone has begun murdering women in the same place in the same way as the 1950's murders. How the author links the murders, the characters and takes the plot full circle keeps you on your toes. Plus the "hero", Joe Plantagenet, and his personal story is entertaining as well.


    • I thought this was a good book. This series, while it does include events of the past, doesn't suffer from the the format straight jacket of the author's Wesley Peterson series. A good plot with a few twists to keep things interesting.


    • While I prefer Wesley Peterson, Kate Ellis's other detective, I actually enjoyed this second Joe Plantagenet novel. And it is set in York! Well, a thinly disguised York - enjoy trying to work out which bits are which.


    • A lot of the plot is quite silly and unbelievable in this book, at times the writing almost immature, it was ok but there are much better crime books out there, it kind of took the story of a serial killer and almost turned it into a comedy.


    • The Joe Plantagenet series is causing me to rethink my love of the Wesley Peterson series. Kate Ellis's writing in "Playing with Bones" is choppy and dull. I now wonder if her other series seems good only because I like the main characters so much.



    • Yet another great crime novel from Kate Ellis. Although I have read the books in the wrong order it really doesn't matter- they are just a really good example of the genre and very enjoyable.



    • The second in the Joe Plantagent series: an intriguing synthesis of police procedural and ghost story with a strong leading character and likeable supporting cast.






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