Jackman & Evans (Published Order)

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 42,367 ratings


Detectives Rowan Jackman and Marie Evans take on chilling crimes in England’s coastal marshes in this thrilling series from Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018.

Cambridge-educated and brilliant, Detective Inspector Rowan Jackman excels at reading people–from his own detectives to cunning killers. His right-hand investigator, Detective Sergeant Marie Evans tends to trust her gut and follow her emotions. Author Joy Ellis presents a peerless pair to lead a crime-solving team in the muddy Fenlands, where predators and murderers lurk. DI Jackman and DS Evans unravel the truth behind a man’s false confession to a vicious murder, a string of apparent suicides with a baffling connection to a convicted murderer who just might be innocent, the link between the disappearance of a young girl nearly a decade ago and a fresh teenage dead body found on an isolated beach, and other confounding cases.

Richard Armitage lends his celebrated baritone to a command performance of these gripping thrillers. Known for his vast and varied work in film, theater, and TV, including The Hobbit, The Crucible, and Spooks, as well as on audiobooks from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hide to the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, Armitage sets the perfect tone for Joy Ellis’s dark and deeply suspenseful crime fiction. With his famed baritone, the British voice actor captures the unique strengths and personalities of every detective on the team, including the compassionate DS Evans and the cerebral DI Jackman, along with an array of victims and killers. With Armitage at the mic, listeners will hang on to every twist and turn in the intrigue and terror.

Joy Ellis ran her own florist shop in Weybridge, South East, England, for many years when she decided to attend a writers’ workshop in Greece. There, she gained a mentor: popular novelist Sue Townsend. Named Audible’s Breakthrough Crime Writer of the Year in 2018, she is the author of three series of crime thrillers: Jackman and Evans, DI Nikki Galena, and Detective Matt Ballard. She lives in the Lincolnshire Fens, where the flatlands and marshes provide inspiration for her eerie plot lines.

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