J. R. Ellis

I have lived in Yorkshire for most of my life and write murder mysteries set in the varied landscapes and communities of the county. I now have three books published by Thomas and Mercer: "The Body in the Dales, "The Quartet Murders" and "The Murder at Redmire Hall". I recently retired after a career in teaching. I am a member of a writers' group in Otley near Leeds and we publish anthologies of our work. I also write poetry and short stories, coming second in both categories at the 2018 Saltaire Writer's Competition. I am interested in biographical writing and am working on my memoirs of growing up in Huddersfield in the 1950s and 1960s and on the extraordinary life of my Irish mother-in-law whose son was sent to Australia as part of the child migrant scheme

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