Ellis Bell is a character mentioned in the episode A Tale of Two Hamlets of the ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders.

He was born in 1867. His mother worked at the big house in Upper Warden and was seduced by the son of the house. The Smythe-Websters denied paternity, but later they helped young Ellis get work as a teacher.

He wrote a book, an old-fashioned socialist novel, which he called The House of Satan because he saw the Smythe-Websters as completely corrupt. Eventually, descendents of the family took his book and made it into a cut-rate horror movie.

He died in 1930 in poverty in Causton.

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