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.
Five Bloody Hearts. By popular demand, this is the sequel to Beware the Past, with the same protagonist, DCI Matt Ballard.
All these books are available on Kindle and as paperbacks, and almost all of my titles are also available as audio books.

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Best Sellers

    • 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 2,799
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good

    • By Lia on 02-14-19

    Regular price: $20.24

    • 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 2,403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,200

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series

    • By Lia on 02-14-19

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Guilty Ones

    • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    Jackman and Evans are back in the latest gripping thriller by Joy Ellis, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner from Joy Ellis!

    • By Wayne on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Fourth Friend

    • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of a disappointment

    • By Maine Knitter on 12-24-18

    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 2,209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,022
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,018

    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
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • 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 728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this author but narration is annoying

    • By CM on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    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

    • 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 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a fan of this series, but...

    • By Wayne on 11-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856

    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

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