Joy Ellis
AUTHOR

Joy Ellis

I was born in Kent, England but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the Sixties and Seventies teemed with both royalty and 'real' celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early Eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!

And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our three second generation Springer spaniels. My partner is a highly decorated retired police officer, and my harshest critic when it comes to police and judicial procedure. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!

Now I am lucky enough to be one of the amazing Joffe Books team of authors, and am really enjoying being able to spend time doing what I love... writing!

The Nikki Galena Series (The Fen Series)
Book 1: Crime on the Fens
Book 2: Shadow over the Fens
Book 3: Hunted on the Fens
Book 4: Killer on the Fens
Book 5: Stalker on the Fens
Book 6: Captive on the Fens
Book 7: Buried on the Fens
Book 8: Thieves on the Fens
Book 9: Fire on the Fens

DI Jackman and DS Marie Evans Series
Book 1: The Murderer's Son
Book 2: Their Lost Daughters
Book 3: The Fourth Friend
Book 4: The Guilty Ones

Guide Star. A stand alone novel about love, loss and not giving up.

Beware the Past. A stand alone thriller, still set in the Fens, but with different characters and a very different feel.

All these books are available on Kindle and as paperbacks, Crime on the Fens, Shadow over the Fens and Hunted on the Fens are also available as audio books.

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Best Sellers

    • Their Lost Daughters

    • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Joy Ellis never disappoints!!

    • By Wayne on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Thieves on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 8
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • End of the DI Nikki Galena series, but don't fear!

    • By Wayne on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Crime on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,764
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,609

    DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exxcellent British police procedural

    • By Wayne on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Beware the Past

    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    One terrible case always haunted detective Matt Ballard. Now many years later, the killer seems to be back. And this time he's after Matt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Joy Ellis knows how to build suspense!

    • By Wayne on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Shadow over the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594

    Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoy this series.

    • By Charlotte Araki on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Hunted on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 3
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will keep listeners riveted until the stunning ending....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Page Turner

    • By Jean on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Buried on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 7
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial. The victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite police procedural series!

    • By Wayne on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Stalker on the Fens

    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Detective Inspector Nikki Galena's close friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this English police procedural series!

    • By Wayne on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Killer on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 4
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfill her father's dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • <br />This is how much I have enjoyed this series.

    • By Gary on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Captive on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 6
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    A young woman's body is found in a remote barn on the Fens. Before she was killed, one of her fingers had been cut off. Who is inflicting this violence and why? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Joy Ellis never disappoints!

    • By Wayne on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99

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