Writer and smallholder
James Ellson was a police officer for 15 years, starting in London and finishing as a Detective Inspector at Moss Side in Manchester. He now wears two hats, crime writer and smallholder.
His debut novel The Trail was published in 2020. “A pacy and intelligent thriller” (Paula Hawkins)
The sequel Cold Dawn will be published in Spring 2022.
He lives in the Peak District with his wife, and manages their smallholding, which includes bees and an orchard. He offers tours, and gives talks on sustainability, apples, and writing.
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