JOFFE BOOKS – 1st in series Blog Event

Today is the first day of my ‘1st in series Blog Event’  Each day I will spotlight the 1st book in a series by one of JOFFE BOOKS author’s.  I hope you will find this Blog Event as enjoyable as my Rolling Blog.  First up is Helen Durrant’s ‘Dead’ series with Dead Wrong.

Dead Wrong (Calladine & Bayliss, #1)

Dead Wrong (Calladine & Bayliss #1)

Available from Amazon

A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate.

Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DEAD WRONG is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.

Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets.

The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.


What readers are saying:

I received a forward copy of this book of Net Galley courtesy of Joffe books. This is my first read of any novel by author Helen H Durrant but was instantly drawn by her writing style in the first book of this new series. The novel opens strongly and continues in that fashion to the very end. Good quick read with strong characters that I am sure will develop further in time. Good start to a series I intend to read more of. – Gary


The writing is exact, taut. She has breathed life into her characters. DI Calladine is dealing with personal problems, as well as work problems. He has a girlfriend, of sorts, that he’s trying to break up with. His elderly mother is in a home and is having some health problems. His second in command DS Ruth Bayliss makes a great cop, but she doesn’t take any guff off him. Tom’s commanding officer is incompetent. And then there’s the beautiful news reporter who wants an exclusive. Linda Strong Book Reviews


Dead Wrong is the first in a series of police procedurals featuring DI Calladine and DS Bayliss. A bag of human fingers is found in the playground of a notorious housing estate. The reader knows there is a depraved killer on the loose because we get his point of view but the police don’t and they have no idea if it is drugs or something worse. Quickly everyone but the over promoted DCI Jones realises it is something worse.  Elaine Tomasso


Written with skill and in-depth characterization, this is just the kind of mystery I love to read. That being said, I must warn you that the novel is graphically violent and is not for the squeamish.  Fictionophile


I like the look of this book as soon as I saw it, and I was lucky enough to get a review copy.
Half way through this book I went and purchased book 2, so i could get it started once this one finished.
I did enjoy the book, quite gruesome and grizzly in parts, but that just adds to the great story line of it.  Vicki – I Love Reading


The Calladine & Bayliss Series

DEAD WRONG – Calladine & Bayliss 1

DEAD SILENT – Calladine & Bayliss 2

DEAD LIST – Calladine & Bayliss 3

DEAD LOST – Calladine & Bayliss 4

DEAD & BURIED – Calladine & Bayliss 5

DEAD NASTY – Calladine & Bayliss 6

DEAD JEALOUS – Calladine & Bayliss 7

DEAD BAD – Calladine & Bayliss 8

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP: Fire on the Fens by Joy Ellis #TeamJoffeBooks

WOW ***AWESOME BLOGGERS*** another #1 Bestseller you did it again! We cant thank you enough. Your help and expertise plus all the caring and sharing really make a difference. THANK YOU VERY MUCH – Jill, Joy and Joffe Books
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Linda Strong Book Reviews

Joy Ellis is one of those authors that’s easy to attach to. Her writing is superb, the characters are credible, and the story line is filled with suspense and lots of twists and turns before reaching an explosive ending.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

Oh my giddy aunt, ‘Fire On The Fens’ is one heck of a sometimes haunting read, especially for someone (me) who has a fear of fire.  That said, I did pick up this book at an ideal time for me.  I was feeling very down in the dumps for one reason or another, my anxiety had increased and my chronic back pain was playing up.  Boy oh boy, literally as soon as I picked up this book all of the previous issues were suddenly forgotten as I became seriously addicted to reading ‘Fire On The Fens’.  Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

Every time Joy Ellis brings out a new book, I can’t wait to read it and each one is better than the previous one. I don’t know how she does it but after thinking the last book couldn’t get any better, the new one has scaled even higher peaks and is absolutely riveting. Don’t pick it up if you’ve got an appointment to keep and don’t expect to sleep or eat until you have finished it!  Read more here


Nicki’s Book Blog

This book seemed to have that extra “bite”, that extra twist to the others and may even be a little bit longer in length.  A brilliant plot, an easy read (albeit one or two very short descriptions of the victims) and as ever a little humour along the way. Another excellent book from Joy Ellis.  Read more here


Black Books Blog

There are is nothing linking anything to start with in the book, which made guessing who did it and why that much harder.  Even when I was sure I knew there were still some red herrings and twists that I was left doubting my reasoning all the way through until the end.

Overall it was a brilliant read which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.  Read more here


Nicki’s Life of Crime

This is a gripping thriller packed with twists and turns and red herrings that definitely keep the reader guessing although I did figure out one of the major twists quite early in the story.My favourite parts of the story where the gripping and intreguing parts covering the investigation into the identity and motives of the mysterious arsonist.The authors descriptions of some of the fires especially the final fire where so realistic and chilling,i had goosebumps whilst I was reading them.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

The pace in this book was brilliant and I loved how the suspense built up towards the end.  It is very well written and I was guessing which way the story was going to go more than once.  I love the characters anyway but they were just as good as always in this book and it is a very enjoyable story.  Read more here


On the Shelf Reviews

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Nikki in the last book but she has really grown on me, I can see a really caring yet compassionate character. Another stand out in this book for me was PC Yvonne Collins, a smart and intuitive police woman but she’s about to retire, leaving a bit of gap in the team. Also eagle-eyed fans of Joy Ellis’ Jackman and Evans series will be thrilled to see a little guest appearance from profiler Laura Archer.  Read more here



BoathouseFIRE ON THE FENS by Joy Ellis

Available from Amazon

Do you love gripping detective mysteries? Then try this book by a #1 best-selling author now. You won’t be able to put it down. By an author everyone’s talking about.

Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist.

Someone is lighting fires on the fens. First they target property, 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? 

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.

This is book 9 of the international best-selling books featuring Nikki Galena.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.
HER PARTNER
DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.

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.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS

JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND
Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES


Joy+and+the+boys+039+jpgJOY ELLIS

UK #1 Best Seller with THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS and THE FOURTH FRIEND

1 million books sold and rising!

“I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the sixties and seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!

And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our two second generation Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I can, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; my choice of genre was suddenly clear. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!”

JOFFE BOOKS – 1st in series Blog Event

Today is the first day of my ‘1st in series Blog Event’  Each day I will spotlight the 1st book in a series by one of JOFFE BOOKS author’s.  I hope you will find this Blog Event as enjoyable as my Rolling Blog.  First up is Helen Durrant’s ‘Dead’ series with Dead Wrong.

Dead Wrong (Calladine & Bayliss, #1)

Dead Wrong (Calladine & Bayliss #1)

Available from Amazon

A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate.

Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DEAD WRONG is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.

Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets.

The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.


What readers are saying:

I received a forward copy of this book of Net Galley courtesy of Joffe books. This is my first read of any novel by author Helen H Durrant but was instantly drawn by her writing style in the first book of this new series. The novel opens strongly and continues in that fashion to the very end. Good quick read with strong characters that I am sure will develop further in time. Good start to a series I intend to read more of. – Gary


The writing is exact, taut. She has breathed life into her characters. DI Calladine is dealing with personal problems, as well as work problems. He has a girlfriend, of sorts, that he’s trying to break up with. His elderly mother is in a home and is having some health problems. His second in command DS Ruth Bayliss makes a great cop, but she doesn’t take any guff off him. Tom’s commanding officer is incompetent. And then there’s the beautiful news reporter who wants an exclusive. Linda Strong Book Reviews


Dead Wrong is the first in a series of police procedurals featuring DI Calladine and DS Bayliss. A bag of human fingers is found in the playground of a notorious housing estate. The reader knows there is a depraved killer on the loose because we get his point of view but the police don’t and they have no idea if it is drugs or something worse. Quickly everyone but the over promoted DCI Jones realises it is something worse.  Elaine Tomasso


Written with skill and in-depth characterization, this is just the kind of mystery I love to read. That being said, I must warn you that the novel is graphically violent and is not for the squeamish.  Fictionophile


I like the look of this book as soon as I saw it, and I was lucky enough to get a review copy.
Half way through this book I went and purchased book 2, so i could get it started once this one finished.
I did enjoy the book, quite gruesome and grizzly in parts, but that just adds to the great story line of it.  Vicki – I Love Reading


The Calladine & Bayliss Series

DEAD WRONG – Calladine & Bayliss 1

DEAD SILENT – Calladine & Bayliss 2

DEAD LIST – Calladine & Bayliss 3

DEAD LOST – Calladine & Bayliss 4

DEAD & BURIED – Calladine & Bayliss 5

DEAD NASTY – Calladine & Bayliss 6

DEAD JEALOUS – Calladine & Bayliss 7

<h3>DEAD BAD – Calladine & Bayliss 8

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 26: Kambria @ Adoring Fiction #TeamJoffeBooks

This is a late addition to my Joffe Books Rolling Blog but would like to give a very warm welcome to Kambria from Adoring Fiction.  Kambria is our youngest blogger and we think she is amazing.  You can visit her blog via this link:  Adoring Fiction

Hello, could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging?

Hi my name is Kambria Daniels, I am 16 years old and live in Oklahoma. I started my blog so that I had a more secure and secluded place to post my reviews and thoughts on books instead of a Tumblr account or on Instagram.

 

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog)

I just recently hit my two year blogger anniversary with WordPress but I’ve had other, smaller blogs dating back to maybe 3 years

 

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?

I joined a blog tour to see how it’d be as I saw so many of them around the community. I love reading advanced copies because I feel like it really helps the community who is speculative about the book when I post a review.

 

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many?

No I’ve only ever joined one blog tour for Joffe Books.

 

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?

Joffe books, from the one I’ve read, are pretty average reads. They seem to be a bit cliché and simple but for a lot of people, that’s what they want.

 

How do Joffe Blog Tours compare to the ones run by other publishers?

I haven’t done a blog tour for another publisher so I don’t know haha.

 

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are?

The short notice can be a problem personally because I am a slow reader. If I put my mind to it and only do that, I can finish the book in enough time and right the review. But during the school year its a bit harder to do them so quick as I have less time to read.

 

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those?  If so why?

I was not because I was in my junior year of high school and things were extremely busy all of the time. But now that summer is here I would like to.

 

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers.  Do you think this is a good idea?  If so why?

I think that’s an amazing idea! It gives the readers a perfect opportunity to speak directly to the authors about how they feel and allows the authors to get feedback directly from the readers in a conversational setting.

 

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?What do you think of them?

I have not been to one.

 

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved?  If so what would you recommend? 

The only thing I could recommend would be a longer notice period for their readers. Other than that, they’re doing amazing!

 

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter? 

I’ve really enjoyed the time I did my one blog tour with them! It was really fun and everyone involved was so encouraging and nice to any who had a review, including the author!



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 21: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 22: Joanna Larum’s Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 23: Beverley Ann Hopper

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 24: Donna Maguire

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 25: Sarah Hardy

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