Joy Ellis

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Guard Her With Your Life (a short story) was the most recently released book by Joy Ellis, on February 27th, 2024.

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Joy Ellis Stats: The highest rated book by Joy Ellis on Book Notification is Marshlight, the 4th novel in the Detective Matt Ballard series. The second-highest rated book is Secrets on the Fens (DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter #12).

The most read book by Joy Ellis on Book Notification is Mask Wars / Crime on the Fens , the first novel in the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter series. The second most read book is Hunted on the Fens (DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter #3).

Below is a complete list of Joy Ellis books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Joy Ellis is the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter Series.

List of Detective Matt Ballard Books in Publication Order

List of DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
Mask Wars / Crime on the Fens
Shadowbreaker / Shadow Over the Fens
Hunted on the Fens
Killer on the Fens
Stalker on the Fens
Captive on the Fens
Buried on the Fens
Thieves On The Fens
Fire on the Fens
Darkness on the Fens
Hidden on the Fens
Secrets on the Fens
Fear on the Fens
Graves on the Fens

List of DI Rowan Jackman & DS Maria Evans Books in Publication Order

List of Ellie McEwan Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Joy Ellis Anthologies in Publication Order

Joy Ellis: Biography

Joy Ellis was born in, Blackfen, London, Kent England.

Joy Ellis is the author of the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter series which currently consists of 14 novels. The DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter series started in 2010 with the novel Mask Wars / Crime on the Fens . The most recently released novel in the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter series was Graves on the Fens which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter series.

Joy Ellis has also written the DI Rowan Jackman & DS Maria Evans series which has 10 books including The Murderer's Son and Their Lost Daughters.

Joy Ellis: Awards & Accolades

Ellis' book, The Patient Man was nominated for the British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, in 2021.

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Joy Ellis: F.A.Q

Where was Joy Ellis Born?

Joy Ellis was born in Blackfen, London, Kent, England and is English.

What was the first book Joy Ellis wrote?

The first novel written by Joy Ellis was Mask Wars / Crime on the Fens , published in 2010.

What was the most recent book Joy Ellis wrote?

Her most recently released work was Guard Her With Your Life (a short story) on February 27th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Joy Ellis?

Joy Ellis does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Joy Ellis written?

Joy Ellis has written 34 books. 6 books in the Detective Matt Ballard Series, 14 books in the DI Nikki Galena & DS Joe Easter Series, 10 books in the DI Rowan Jackman & DS Maria Evans Series, 2 books in the Ellie McEwan Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 1 Short Story/Novella.

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    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    My best series by Joy Ellis is DCI Matt Ballard but I also liked the DI Nikki Galena series.
    I only started reading her work about a year ago, and I have come to appreciate it, thanks to this list of books by Ellis.
    She does an excellent job in creating realistic characters throughout the books.
    I never thought any character could surpass my favorite detective, Nikki Galena, but Ellis brought in DCI Matthew Ballard, whom I adore.
    Her work is full of mystery and intrigue and surpassed my expectations in Beware the Past.

    She uses her well-drawn characters and a harrowing case to solve to keep you hooked up throughout her books.

    Of course, you’ll not miss out on the twists and turns in her work to keep you hooked.

    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Joy’s Nikki Galena series is outstanding, as are her Jackman and Evans books. Joy does a fantastic job in both series of creating some believable characters. Her plotting is realistic, with these overworked detectives handling multiple cases.

    Their Lost Daughters, the second Jackman and Evans novel, takes a little bit to get going, but once it does, you just want to continue reading until it’s over. Joy throws in many plot twists you don’t see coming, with a major twist which comes from outta nowhere.

    Another novel, called The Dying Light, is outstanding, with an ending I never saw coming at all.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I absolutely love anything by Joy Ellis and I have read most of the Nikki Galena novels and the Jackman & Marie series of novels several times over. I have to say that Ellis seems to be getting better with every novel that she writes.

    Their Lost Daughters the second of the DI Jackman and DS Evans series had me enthralled right from the first paragraph and up to the heartfelt, stunning and shocking conclusion.

    I think what makes this novel special is the brilliant storytelling, twists and turns and the sense of relief when the perpetrator is caught which is very rare in contemporary crime fiction.

    Another brilliant Joy Ellis novel is Beware the Past which is the debut of the DCI Matt Ballard series.

    From the moment I completed the first chapter I knew that I had another heart pounding, breathtaking and phenomenal new series to read. I have always been caught thinking I had the culprit picked only to find I was so wrong.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Joy Ellis proves that you don’t need originality to tell a compelling story. That sounds like a bad thing, like I’m calling Ellis unoriginal. But that isn’t necessarily true. First of all, critics will tell you that every story has already been written, and every new novel tells a variation of the same three or four stories.

    Ellis writes psychological thrillers, and most psychological thrillers rely on the same set of tropes and cliches, which is why the synopsis for ‘Beware the Past’ was initially off-putting.

    The protagonist was an experienced detective haunted by a previous case. He had to contend with a killer that kept taunting him. Forget about books for a second. Every psychological thriller on TV and in movies uses this blueprint, and frankly, I’m sick of it.

    If my book club hadn’t selected the novel for January, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But the first chapter won me over. I read all 369 pages in two days because I couldn’t put the book down. I still don’t care for the psychological thriller genre. But I am willing to make Ellis the exception.
    1 year ago

    I love her books. All series. More, please!

    8 months ago

    Thank you for all the information you provide. I use Kindle unlimited and came across Joy Ellis book Crime on the Fens, thus began a love for a new author. I use your lists to be sure I don’t miss a new book. Currently I have read all the series she has published.

    6 months ago

    I came across your books when I joined the Kindle unlimited program and have been hooked ever since. Being from across the pond I sometimes will be a unsure what a word or phrase means, but 99% of the time it becomes clear. I started with DI Nikki Galena and then came DCI Matt Ballard.

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