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
Book 5: The Stolen Boys

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

    • The Murderer's Son

    • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ellis and Armitage Did It Again

    • By Lauren on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Their Lost Daughters

    • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    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
    • Well written, excellent performance

    • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Fire on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 9
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    The Fens are burning, and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely ending

    • By Kamei on 10-20-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Fourth Friend

    • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Four lost friends. Four tasks to complete. One big mystery left. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks....

    Regular price: $16.35

    • 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 1,900
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,736
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,733

    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

    • 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 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    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

    • Beware the Past

    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • Captive on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 6
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    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

    • Hunted on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 3
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    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

    • Stalker on the Fens

    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

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