Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 852 ratings

The Body in the Dales Publisher's Summary

An unpopular victim. An impossible crime. A murderer on the loose.

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. 

The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks. 

Oldroyd and his team try to uncover the truth, but every answer unearths a new set of questions. And as secrets and lies are exposed within the close-knit community, the mystery becomes deeper, darker and more complex than the caves below.

©2017, 2018 J. R. Ellis (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 438
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    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. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? Then someone with vital information turns up dead....

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

    • By Panache on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $18.19

  • Book 2

    • 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 fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder - until now. When world-famous 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 priceless violin has disappeared too. As Oldroyd investigates the murderer’s identity and the motive for the killing, he enters the ruthless world of wealthy instrument collectors and stumbles upon a dark path where shocking secrets have been buried in the past. But the secrets will soon take centre stage.

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

    • By Panache on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $14.99

  • Book 3

    • 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 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Lord Redmire’s gambling habit has placed him in serious debt. Determined to salvage his fortune by putting Redmire Hall on the map, the aristocrat performs an impossible locked-door illusion on live TV. But as the cameras roll, his spectacular trick goes fatally wrong. Special guest DCI Jim Oldroyd has a front-row seat, but in all his years with the West Riding Police he’s never witnessed anything like this. He sees Redmire disappear - and then reappear, dead, with a knife in his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic Room

    • By Readaholic on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $18.19