Crime on the Fens
A detective who will stop at nothing to avenge her daughter: THE DETECTIVE: 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 got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too... show more
A detective who will stop at nothing to avenge her daughter:
THE DETECTIVE: 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 got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she’s been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she’s out.
HER PARTNER: DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family.
THEIR ADVERSARY is a ruthless man who holds DI Galena responsible for his terrible disfigurement. THE TOWN is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical hideous masks. Then a talented young female student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected . . .
THE SETTING: The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
“Joy Ellis’s future books will be something to look forward to.” Eurocrime.co.uk
Publish date: 2016-06-18
Publisher: Joffe Books Beach Reads
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
Series: DI Nikki Galena (#1)
"Crime On The Fens" is an original story with some strong characters marred by boiler-plate text. The was lots to like about "Crime On The Fens": the police officers were a diverse and believable set of people, the story moves quickly, the plot is full of twists and turns, the dialogue is good a...
This is, I believe, Ms. Ellis' first published book, though its original title was Mask Wars. This book introduces us to DI Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter. DI Galena is a detective who not only had a young woman die in her arms, but whose daughter is in a persistent vegetative state due to a dr...