Guide Star by Joy Ellis #BlogTour



Who do you turn to when life goes wrong? Stella’s life has changed forever. Her only support is her amazing grandmother, Beth. But Beth also faces the biggest challenge of her life. Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. All her life she has faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has an exciting past that Stella knows very little about. Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past?

By UK #1 best-selling author, Joy Ellis, this is a gripping and emotional departure from her acclaimed crime fiction.

Guide Star is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.

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Question to the Author:

“Why did you decide to write a different genre book from your usual Crime Fiction?”

Joy Ellis replies:

“Prior to becoming one of Joffe Books authors, I worked closely with a literary agent called Carolyn Whitaker. Although crime fiction is my great love, and a genre that I will not abandon, she suggested that I might like to try women’s modern fiction. She knew that I loved to entwine my detective’s personal lives through the storylines and considered that a more emotional novel in the modern women’s fiction genre might allow me to be creative in a different way. I have always had a fascination for Urban exploring, (all fiction writers like to look behind locked doors!) and I kept in a little bit of police procedural to keep me on home territory, and I wrote The Guide Star. Sadly, just when we had honed the book into shape, Carolyn died. When I joined Joffe Books I explained about this, and knowing that it meant a lot to me, they read it, and said “Yes!”

I’m sure it will be very much a one off, but who knows?”


Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd. Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.


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