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Summary

The Fens are burning, and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies. But the victims have led spotless lives, and apparently there's no connection between them. 

Meanwhile, the town is facing a very peculiar threat from a group of sinister Satanists led by a charismatic businessman. Who is burning with anger, and can Nikki stop them before anyone else dies?

©2018 Joy Ellis (P)2018 Tantor

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fire on the fens

Another good listen I really like these fen books good narrator makes for a cosy evening .

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Not the best Galena book -

I enjoyed the book but it felt a bit rushed and didn't have the multi thread mysteries of previous books in series. it started one- the Luciferian cult- but it fizzled out to nothing making me think author had had to finish book in a hurry to meet a deadline! That's when you know an author is just churning them out and quality drops.

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as always brilliant story and storytelling

loved it as always can't wait to get to the next book the reader of the story always does a great job

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Excellent!

Yet again a wonderful listen. The characters keep you guessing amongst the twists and turns of the story that they become real people and your best friends. Can't wait to listen to the next chapter in Nick and Joe's relationship. Thank you!

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Good read

Yet another edge of the seat read. Now onto the last book in the series.

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Fantastic!

Another fantastic installment! Adore the characters, great story line. Gripping, heart warming, interesting, intense....can't get enough of this series!

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Great book

I am loving this series of books this one is just another great adventure the author is fabulous at making you feel like you know each character

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Fantastic

I enjoyed this so much! The case is thrilling and engaging, the characters are compelling and everything came together in a way only Joy Ellis could manage!

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Terrible performance

The story is good but oh dear the reader! She can't do accents but much worse she can't pronounce words! How can a professional voice artist get 'curate' and 'dogged' wrong?

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Another classic from Joy Ellis

couldn't stop listening. Every chance I had I was back on the case wondering who dunnit.

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  • Joan S
  • 19-11-18

Gripping Story

I thoroughly enjoy this series, and this book is one of the best. The narrator is wonderful, and brings the characters to life. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Wayne
  • 17-11-18

I'm a fan of this series, but...

...FIRE ON THE FENS is disappointing compared to the first eight novels in the series.

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  • 09-11-20

farfetched

not bad, but...did anyone ever think of breaking some windows out while the house burned

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  • marko the great
  • 02-08-20

Highly Recommend Fire on the Fen...Loved It...Agai

Marvelous...Again. Brilliant story told so well. Love listening to all of Joy Ellis' tales. Henrietta is quite amazing with narrating through so many unique characters...she Nails It every time! Brava!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-20

Good Story

I enjoyed this story. Henrietta did a great job too! I am looking forward to the next adventure with Nikki, Joseph and the gang.

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  • alma
  • 12-06-20

Fire Within Bested the Fire Outside

Another fascinating detective story. Fire is both literally and figuratively described. The story shows the destructive, cleansing, transformative, & inspirational aspects of "fire". The obvious destruction in the structures and those effected with a loss is clearly seen. Sparked within each character is the determination and the internal questions about life. Law enforcement runs toward danger,and make personal sacrifices everyday. That is the law enforcement I know. Love the cross over characters and stories from Joy Ellis's Jackman/Evans series. Great narration as always.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-09-19

great

Joy Ellis books are awesome. She has managed to have several plots and keep the intrigue alive!

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  • Shauna McGee
  • 04-03-19

Carefully crafted story

The right mix of story lines. Good pace and a satisfying ending. Nice character consistency throughout the series.

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  • Kamei
  • 20-10-18

lovely ending

I love all of the characters and their back stories and I can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Debbie
  • 17-10-18

Murder by Fire

Book nine in the series finds DI Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter on the hunt for an arsonist that is a killer. With a new acting Superintendent, Cam Walker, Nikki and Joseph's personal relationship seems to not be an issue at the police station, (as they had feared, until they learned that Cam would be replacing their new Super, who was recovering from an accident). Helping with the investigation is retired veteran fire investigator, John Carson, who is instrumental in assisting the team. I've come to love the characters in the series, Nikki, Joseph, Rory (the quirky forensic pathologist), Yvonne, Cat, Dave, and Nikki's mother, Eve and her friends. The killer turns out to be no one I would have suspected, and the path to finding the suspect was a chilling one. Great tale and excellent resolution. I hope there will be more in the series.