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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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    • The Body in the Dales

    • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
    • By: J. R. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 431
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      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
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    A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh approach; great narration

    • By Panache on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Quartet Murders

    • Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: J. R. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    DCI Oldroyd has seen his share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder - until now. When violinist Hans Muller is shot and killed during a concert, the detective is faced with a case beyond logic. The culprit is nowhere to be found - and the victim’s violin has disappeared too....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd J.R. Ellis winner!

    • By Panache on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $14.99

    • The Murder at Redmire Hall

    • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery, Book 3
    • By: J. R. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    An impossible murder behind a locked door. Can DCI Oldroyd find the key to the mystery? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic Room

    • By Readaholic on 10-03-18

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