Profile: Tim Ellis

About This Author

Tim Ellis was born in the bowels of Hammersmith Hospital, London, on a dark and stormy night, and now lives in Stockport, Cheshire with his wife and four Shitzus. In-between, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at eighteen and completed twenty-two years service, leaving in 1993 having achieved the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Regimental Sergeant Major). He settled in Southend-on-Sea in Essex during which time he worked in secondary education as a senior financial manager, in higher education as an associate lecturer/tutor at Lincoln and Anglia Ruskin Universities, and as a consultant for the National College of School Leadership. His final job, before retiring to write full time in 2009, was as Head and teacher of Behavioural Sciences (Psychology/Sociology) in a secondary school. He has a PhD and an MBA in Educational Management, and an MA in Education.

This Author's Books

Parish, a hobbling Richards and a lush DI from Norwich investigate the death of a child found in Hangman’s Wood, which is linked to a spate of child abductions across the southeast by someone calling himself The Removal Man. Parish also receives a severed....
ISBN: 9781784070564
Published: 14 October 2013
What starts as a routine stabbing for Detective Inspector Jed Parish and new recruit Police Constable Mary Richards turns into the hunt for a serial killer who uses an unusual weapon to kill, and leaves numbered tokens in his victim’s mouths. As well as g....
ISBN: 9781907986284
Published: 13 January 2015
Parish & Richards investigate what appears to be the simple case of a woman who was sexually assaulted and murdered in her own apartment, but Richards is convinced it's the work of a serial killer . . . Stick & Xena attend the A&E at King George Hospital ....
ISBN: 9781785103360
Published: 25 November 2014
Parish and Richards are given the case of a thigh bone found on waste ground, but one thigh bone leads to a number of other dis-articulated bones. Xena and Stick have the case of a young female shop assistant who has been bludgeoned to death in a sex shop....
ISBN: 9781786978172
Published: 17 May 2017
Parish and Richards travel to Quantica, Virginia to give a presentation at an FBI conference on serial killers in different cultures, but they stumble over an American serial Killer called "The Painter". Chief Kowalski and his wife Jerry are accused of Sa....
ISBN: 9781781769126
Published: 9 November 2012
An unidentified male corpse, with a wooden stake hammered into its heart, has been pulled from the Peak Forest Canal at Lock Number 9 in Marple. Detective Inspector Josiah Dark has been sent to investigate. The initial chaos at the crime scene is compound....
ISBN: 9781786979230
Published: 27 July 2017
Richards is seconded to the Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS) at Bramshill in Hampshire, but sometimes evil sneaks in before the door is bolted . . . When Epping detectives put Carrie's murder on the pending pile, Parish knows that he must find her ki....
ISBN: 9781785105289
Published: 9 February 2015
Parish and Richards are given the case of a beautiful naked mutilated woman who seems to have walked away from her life. Xena and Stick must find out whether the killer of an eight year old girl has returned 24 years later to finish what he started. After....
ISBN: 9781786975430
Published: 2 December 2016
The new Chief arrives – DCI Nigel Nibley – who hands out the new murder investigations. Parish and Richards are given the case of a murdered ten year-old boy, but a three-link chain tattoo under his top lip hints at something more than an abduction, sexua....
ISBN: 9781786108166
Published: 18 March 2016
Tom Gabriel retired, or at least he thought he had. All he wants to do is join his dead wife Carrie, but life and death are never that simple. Gretchen Hebb asks him to find her daughter – Mercy – who works as an investigative journalist for the St. Augus....
ISBN: 9781782990734
Published: 8 June 2013
PC Lola Laveque in Missing Persons identifies a pattern. Murders are thin on the ground, so Parish and Richards decide to investigate. Their investigations lead them all over Essex, and eventually to Maldon where they discover one man's obsession for his ....
ISBN: 9781781766088
Published: 1 August 2012
Parish & Richards are given the case of a gifted boy murdered on the fourteenth green at the local golf course; Richards is also trying to find out if a 1966 diary that she bought at a car boot sale, and written by a captive 15 year-old girl called Loveda....
ISBN: 9781784078393
Published: 2 July 2014
A serial killer returns to butcher a fourth family and carve a symbol into the flesh of a little girl's forehead. Ex-Detective Inspector Cole Randall is released from Springfield Asylum after a year of being committed indefinitely for killing the previous....
ISBN: 9781782992509
Published: 14 March 2013
Tom Gabriel is asked by Giuseppe to go back to Staten Island and find out who killed his friend – the bag lady – Horty. No sooner does he begin investigating her murder, than a sniper tries to kill him. He is soon trying to keep one step ahead of the shoo....
ISBN: 9781785108846
Published: 16 June 2015
Parish and Richards investigate a case involving recently pregnant headless bodies disposed of in the sewers. Not only do they struggle to discover the identity of the victims, but they can't find the babies either. Kowalski and Nash investigate the death....
ISBN: 9781781766002
Published: 1 August 2012
Parish & Richards have two cases to solve. One turns out to be unfinished business, the other is very close to home. Angie struggles to come to terms with her new baby. Kowalski is promoted, but someone is out to ruin him. Two detectives join the team, an....
ISBN: 9781781767160
Published: 1 September 2012
A grave containing the skeleton of ten year-old Amy Linton – missing for eight years – is found in Galleyhill Wood in Essex, and then Head of Forensics, Paul Toadstone, finds more skeletons in the same grave, and more graves in the woods. A reporter, who ....
ISBN: 9781781765937
Published: 25 July 2012
Parish and Richards are given the baffling case of a man drained of blood and left suspended in a Community Centre in the position of The Hanging Man from a pack of Tarot cards with a number on a piece of paper inserted into his heart, but this murder is ....
ISBN: 9781785106965
Published: 14 April 2015
DI Molly Stone returns to work after her ordeal in Jacob’s Ladder and – together with her partner Tony Read – must solve the case of a crucified priest. Cole Randall is now a private investigator and agrees to look into the disappearance of a husband and ....
ISBN: 9781782995777
Published: 21 June 2013
Parish & Richards must find a killer who is carving broken hearts on women's abdomens and then murdering them. Stick & Xena have the case of a severed hand, which was found by a bag lady in a waste bin outside the local fish & chip shop, but Xena has her ....
ISBN: 9781782993209
Published: 8 April 2013
Due to a shortage of murders, Parish and Richards are asked to help out in the search for a missing eight year-old girl, but as usual things are never what they seem. Xena and Stick are seconded to the Kent & Essex Serious Crime Directorate and are put on....
ISBN: 9781786103185
Published: 10 November 2015
DCI Marshall has taken the place of Chief Walter Day, transferred Kowalski to Traffic Analysis, and is taking an active role in running the investigations, but she has another agenda! Toadstone finds a body in a metal trunk at the landfill site, which isn....
ISBN: 9781781766019
Published: 1 August 2012
A psychopath begins mutilating women and hanging them upside down in abandoned buildings with a meat hook through their ankles. Pinned to their breasts are messages in ancient languages. DI Jed Parish and PC Mary Richards begin their investigation, but Ch....
ISBN: 9781908147318
Published: 1 November 2011
This book is for writer's to cherry-pick body language for their characters. It does what it says on the cover - it's an A-Z list of emotions, attitudes and feelings with the associated body language.
ISBN: 9781785105548
Published: 19 February 2015
For Parish and Richards, what begins with the discovery of a small heart carved into the forehead of a murdered young woman, turns into the search for a prolific serial killer called The Lover, and involves the Met’s Serious Crimes Investigative Team (SCI....
ISBN: 9781786975287
Published: 2 December 2016
Parish & Richards are sent to Cyprus to discover if a British Army officer being held by the Cypriot police is responsible for murdering a local woman and the disappearance of three other women, or whether he is being made a scapegoat by the anti-British ....
ISBN: 9781782997931
Published: 7 August 2013
ISBN: 9781849231992
Published: 1 November 2011
Mongolian Steppe (1176 - 1183): Warrior: Path of Destiny, the first book in the Warrior series, tells the story of Temujin's childhood and enslavement. It interweaves the brutality of history, revenge, love, friendship and betrayal in telling the story of....
ISBN: 9781782998662
Published: 23 August 2013
Mongolian Steppe (1190 - 1206): Warrior: Scourge of the Steppe is the second book in the Warrior series.It tells the story of Temujin's rise to power with the aid of Wang Khan of the Kereit. How he systematically destroyed his enemies to create a Mongolia....
ISBN: 9781782998099
Published: 10 August 2013
Tom Gabriel has now got his PI’s licence and has been asked to find a woman’s missing husband, but nothing is what it seems. The more he finds, the less he understands. Rae has been promoted to Investigative Journalist, and with Tom’s help is trying to id....
ISBN: 9781785100970
Published: 19 September 2014
Parish and Richards must solve the case of a family murdered at a farm, which appears to be a revenge killing, but revenge for what? And by whom? And how are MI6 involved? There’s also Richards’ impending departure to London to work at SCIT, the man she m....
ISBN: 9781788760881
Published: 9 November 2017