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The Patient Man

(2020)
(The sixth book in the Jackman and Evans series)
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From #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis, a totally absorbing mystery full of stunning twists and turns. Discover the author who’s sold over two million books globally.

A MYSTERY WHICH WILL CAPTIVATE YOU FROM START TILL THE DRAMATIC ENDING

JACKMAN AND EVANS’ MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY IS BACK TO FINISH THINGS OFF
The domestic bliss of Detective Inspector Rowan Jackman of Fenland Constabulary doesn’t last long. His nemesis, serial killer Alistair Ashcroft, is back in town and ready to tidy up unfinished business.

Ashcroft sends a sinister text to DS Marie Evans. His opening move in what will prove to be a lethal game of cat-and-mouse. Yet for all his taunts, where is he? In a county crawling with police on the lookout for him, Ashcroft is nowhere to be found.

EVERYONE JACKMAN CARES ABOUT IS IN DANGER
Alongside the hunt for Ashcroft, normal police work must continue. The separate thefts of guns, six pigs, a thoroughbred stallion and some oil lead Jackman’s crew to the notorious Lorimer family, ruled over on their farm by the fearsome matriarch Rachel.

Meanwhile, a seemingly routine break-in at the home of gun-club owner Kenneth Harcourt quickly becomes more complicated when the man long held responsible for having killed Harcourt’s young daughter in a hit-and-run is shot dead in a carpark — by a sniper.

A killer is on the loose in the quiet streets of Saltern-le-Fen and he isn’t going to stop at claiming one life. But why is he focusing on young Kevin, so close to promotion to detective?

A LETHAL GAME WITH A VERY PATIENT MAN

And the sniper, like Ashcroft, takes to taunting the police: they’ll never catch him, they need to respect him, they shouldn’t be side-tracked looking for their old adversary.

In a stunning conclusion, Jackman and Evans race against time to catch the sniper and track down their deadly adversary.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending. Set in the atmospheric Lincolnshire Fens whose towns and isolated villages hide many dark secrets.

CAN THEY FINALLY STOP ALISTAIR ASHCROFT?

What readers are saying about Joy Ellis

“Another breathtaking thriller from Joy.” Carole

Great read from start to finish.” Nerys

“Just a wonderful enjoyable read.” Nicki

“A hugely compelling police procedural, with twists and turns that raise tension and suspense.” Paromjit

“All the twists and turns kept me reading.” Viv

“Another great book from Ms Ellis.” Barbara

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

THE DETECTIVES
DI Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team. DS Marie Evans is haunted by the loss of her husband in a motorbike accident. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues.

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
Book 10: DARKNESS ON THE FENS
Book 11: HIDDEN 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
Book 5: THE STOLEN BOYS
Book 6: THE PATIENT MAN

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE PATIENT MAN a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists (JACKMAN & EVANS)
Author(s): JOY ELLIS
ISBN: 1-78931-440-2 / 978-1-78931-440-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Patient Man
Author(s): Joy Ellis
ISBN: 1-78931-279-5 / 978-1-78931-279-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Patient Man: 6 (Jackman and Evans)
Author(s): Joy Ellis
ISBN: 0-655-67059-9 / 978-0-655-67059-9
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Patient Man: 6 (Jackman and Evans)
Author(s): Joy Ellis
ISBN: 0-655-67058-0 / 978-0-655-67058-2
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Patient Man: Jackman & Evans, Book 6
Author(s): Joy Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Patient Man: Jackman & Evans, Book 6
Author(s): Joy Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Patient Man: Jackman & Evans, Book 6
Author(s): Joy Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Patient Man: Jackman & Evans, Book 6
Author(s): Joy Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE PATIENT MAN a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists (JACKMAN & EVANS Book 6)
Author(s): JOY ELLIS
Publisher: Joffe Books mystery, crime thriller, suspense fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU