DI Nikki Galena

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240 ratings

Crime on the Fens Summary

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 gotten 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 handsome, 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.

©2016 Joy Ellis (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Crime on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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 gotten 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story lousy narration

    • By Fiona on 29-07-18

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • Shadow over the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Total landslide. Lancashire isn't Lincolnshire.

    • By Pen Name on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Hunted on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 3
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will keep listeners riveted until the stunning ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Cathryn B. on 26-05-18

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 4

    • Killer on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 4
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfill her father's dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is. Meanwhile, a dead drug dealer is found on an abandoned airfield that the locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries will lead to the most shocking discovery of Nikki's career and put her whole team in mortal danger. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you riveted until the shocking ending.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful reader

    • By Bea Doubleday on 23-07-17

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 5

    • Stalker on the Fens

    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 99

    DI Nikki Galena's close friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found. Then Helen tells Nikki that someone is watching her. But is all this in her friend's imagination and part of her post-traumatic stress?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ANOTHER BRILLIANT READ IN THE FENS' SERIES

    • By Liz on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £27.19

  • Book 6

    • Captive on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 6
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    A young woman's body is found in a remote barn on the Fens. Before she was killed, one of her fingers had been cut off. Who is inflicting this violence and why? The young woman in the barn had been kept captive for some time. And the case shows strong similarities to an unsolved murder in Derbyshire. When another woman is found alive with similar injuries, the case grows even more complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A shame

    • By Annie112358 on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 7

    • Buried on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 7
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial. The victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they've got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late 70s and 80s a reign of terror was unleashed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story

    • By Oops 66 on 24-04-18

    Regular price: £19.29

  • Book 8

    • Thieves on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 8
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • least favourite overall

    • By hayley coombs on 26-08-18

    Regular price: £16.09

  • Book 9

    • Fire on the Fens

    • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 9
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fire on the fens

    • By Teresa evans on 16-09-18

    Regular price: £16.09