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Emmy Ellis Books In Order

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Publication Order of Barrington Patch Books

The Meat Factory (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jade Garden (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Piggy Farmer (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old Mystic (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noble Murder (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion Cartel (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dead Speak Books

Forced to Kill (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Primed to Kill (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streamed to Kill (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choose to Kill (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paid to Kill (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scared to Kill (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frantic to Kill (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Cardigan Estate Books

Revenge (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reprisal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refusal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivalry (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rejects (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riddles (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rancour (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rankled (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruined (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raging (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragbag (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reward (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rewind (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ransom (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruffian (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refugee (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ribbons (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rewrite (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roulette (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Carol Wren Mysteries Books

Spite Your Face (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hold Your Breath (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilt Burns Holes (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Served Cold (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Runs Deep (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Bethany Smith Books

The Cold Call Killer (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold is the Caller (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down in the Garden (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Screwdriver Killer / Red is the Colour (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scorched Skin Killer / How Skin Burns (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Street Party Killer / Death is a Party (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candy Cane Killer / The Gift is Murder (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa and the Secret (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil is the Butcher (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Raven (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Hurrah (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Helena Stratton Books

with M.A. Comley
The Man in the House (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady in the Street (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Child in the Tree (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Kane Barnett Books

Good Girl Gone Bad (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Morgan Yeoman Books

The Woman on Mulberry Lane (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble on Regency Road (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder on Elderflower Mead (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hassle on Vicar's Gate (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of D.I. Tracy Collier Books

All Those Lies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All That Deceit (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Her Fears (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Their Sins (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All The Bones (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Light (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ex-Detective Books

The Outcast (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of London Lot Books

Clout (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snitch (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Axiom (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Murder Squad Books

Tic Tac Toe (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dot to Dot (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth or Dare (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide and Seek (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Murder Game (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Her Veins (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coma (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinister (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead in the Water (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not That Girl (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watching Her (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You'll Be Sorry (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught in the Web (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fathers and Sons (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When She Dies (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Herald (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Emmy Ellis is a mystery fiction and non-fiction book with over a dozen book titles under her name. She’s also a mother of five and a grandmother to one. She worked as an editor before dedicating her life to full-time writing. She is also the Head of Art at Total-E-Bound.

Cold is the Killer

Cold is the Killer is the first book in the DI Bethany Smith series by Emmy Ellis. It’s an exciting story with plenty of twists and turns that will leave you yearning for more.

At the core of this story is a graphic, deep-seated police procedural story with a fallible and intriguingly tenacious main character DI Bethany Smith. The author knows how to balance police investigative work precisely with psychology games and teamwork. So much of the time in police procedurals, you will find the protagonist seemingly known it all. While using such writing skills can make the character escape the moments they are imprisoned in physical or mental prisons, the story becomes a tad unreal.

Therefore it is pretty satisfying to read about a character that is both likable and clever; however, due to the nature of her demanding job, she often drops the ball most of the time. One such instance happens halfway through the story, we find Bethany suffering from information overload and gets in touch with a colleague, DI Tracy Collier.

Even though Tracy is acerbic and bitchy, she agrees to help Bethany, pointing out something straight in front of her eyes, which makes Bethany feel both stupid and inadequate. In a show of camaraderie, Tracy tells her it’s part of the job and that she should accept it and move on to get the results. It is a such motivation that Bethany requires to finalize the case.

Most of Emmy Ellis’s novels in this series are often narrated from Detective Bethany’s and the killer’s points of view. This makes the story exciting and feels like a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase. The readers are given a chance to get into the killer’s mind, something that our detective in the story doesn’t. So the reader is always one step ahead in solving the mystery than the detective. The killer’s point of view narration also gives us clues to possible logic for their behavior while at the same time showing their sanity from how they view the world around them. We get to interact with the killer’s thoughts, especially the perspective they hold for their victims. But any writer would tell you that getting into the killer’s mind and discerning their thoughts isn’t easy. Luckily Emmy Ellis manages to infiltrate their minds realistically and authentically with much ease.

The killers in Ellis’s stories are set pieces in themselves. They are sick, scary, gory, and well-woven, and one can imagine how the author sits in her home and comes up with ways that make the readers honestly shocked. She’s able to describe in words the work of a creep and highly twisted mind seeking vengeance against a sordid crime that was committed.

A core trait in this series is the strong family relationships and the damage that a family can cause to savage salvation, insanity, and death. Had the killer experienced a different upbringing, would they still have been killed? Was their path of insanity imprinted in their DNA? This raises the question of nature vs. nurture, something we’ve either experienced or maybe read in the news.

The author investigates to the core such profound questions, but she does it with a touch of humor and panache that makes this story engrossing as it is disturbing. The perfect balance between the main character and her team gives the narrative a ray of metaphorical sunshine, showcasing through utter determination and absolute conviction that an ordinary person can achieve the most amazing things as opposed to a superhuman.
The Man in the House
The Man in the House is the first novel in the DI Helena Stratton series by Emmy Ellis. We meet DI Helena Stratton, an experienced cop who’s been through the mill on several occasions, and this has left her beaten up and scared, but despite all this, she’s still determined. She collaborates with DS Andy Mald, a man who actually needs to look after himself much better but keeps their partnership professional.

The case they are summoned to investigate is of bizarre nature. A woman was killed, her body mutilated, and mysterious objects left behind for the cops to find. Helena and Andy question her siblings, but all claim to know nothing about the murder. Helen is confident that the siblings are hiding something but is powerless. As the body count rise, Helena finds herself in a race against time to help bring the serial killer to justice.

Detective Helena Stratton is one of the very few unique characters you’ll meet in detective books. She is still lurching from a close meeting with the serial killer. The recent cases, she’s been working on sending her memories back in time. To make matters even worse, she and her partner quarreled, and it was clear they didn’t like each other. It’s funny watching these two characters snipe at each other. We also get to learn that Helena has an ex-boyfriend stalking her.
This is an exciting and suspenseful thriller with fascinating characters and a plot you can visualize happening. There are many dark, gory moments as the blood keeps flowing and victims are discovered with different items on their bodies. Detective Helena and her partner Andy are forced to investigate the backgrounds. They scrutinize the private lives of serial killer victims in search of answers to questions of why and whom.

It is to be noted that The Man in the House is a collaboration between Emmy Ellis and M.A. Comely. This collaboration results in a thrilling plot, an intense action scene, and an array of casts that will grab your attention from the first page to the last. It’s an excellent story for anyone who enjoys suspense, mystery, and the spice of horror. The story is fast-paced, with plenty of descriptive writing that will keep you on your toes, allowing you to live the story.

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