Joy Ellis is an American author of crime thriller novels. She writes the DI Nikki Galena and DS Joe Easter series, as well as the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Maria Evens series. Joy was born in Kent, but spent the majority of her adult life in London and Surrey. She worked as an apprentice florist at Constance Spry, Ltd. in Mayfair. She would later go on to work a variety of different jobs, including being a bookshop manager. Joy has been writing mysteries for years, but didn’t focus on it until later. She sets her novels in the Lincolnshire Fens, which she loves due to its remote location and the beauty of the marshlands. It is also where she makes her home, with her partner, Jacqueline (a retired police officer).

Joy Ellis made her debut as a published novelist in 2010 with the novel Mask Wars (aka Crime on the Fens). Below is a list of Joy Ellis’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter Books

Mask Wars(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowbreaker(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunted on the Fens(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer on the Fens(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stalker on the Fens(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captive on the Fens(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buried on the Fens(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of DI Rowan Jackman & DS Maria Evens Books

The Murderer's Son(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Their Lost Daughters(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Friend(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Guide Star(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Mask Wars was later re-published as Crime on the Fens. Shadowbreaker was re-titled Shadow Over the Fens.

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Joy Ellis Synopsis: The Murderer’s Son is the first book in the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Maria Evens series by Joy Ellis. Twenty years ago, a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Fast forward to today, and a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye. He has no memory of the first five years of his life and is obsessed with who his real mother is. With no evidence to hold him, Jackman and Evans are forced to let him go, and in a matter of days the lonely Lincolnshire Fens become the stage for more killings and Daniel has disappeared. In a breathtaking finale, the truth about Daniel’s mother comes to light and DI Jackman and DS Evans race against time to stop more lives being destroyed.

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