Tim Ellis

Biography

Tim Ellis is a retired soldier, bean counter, and teacher who has been writing fiction for five years.

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Books

Games of the Dead (Tom Gabriel #4)
Price: $4.40 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Allegre wants Tom to find out who’s been sending her 1950s Ellis Island tourist postcards on the same date for the past five years. Rae wants his help with the disappearance of a writer from the Keepers’ House at the St Augustine Lighthouse. Children are going missing in Grand Junction, Colorado, but the only clue is a spider drawing.
The Lost Children of Bethnal Green (Quigg #9)
Price: $2.55 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Novella (21,000-words): It’s All Hallows Eve! DI Quigg has a new partner – DC Jezebel Rummage – but she’s not all she seems. Seven children have gone missing in one month from the Ragged Children’s Home in Bethnal Green. As far as anyone is concerned, the children are runaways, but when Quigg and Rummage investigate they find something a lot more sinister.
The Measure of All Things
Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Novella (21,000-words): A male corpse is found at the recycling plant in Little Haven, Pembrokeshire missing his heart, live and kidneys. Tigger is back at work, but she has PTSD, so Inigo swaps her for a Constable - Nell Roberts - from Operations who wants to be a detective. They begin the investigation with organ trafficking at the top of the list, but things are a lot more complicated.
Dark Heart (Josiah Dark #2)
Series: Josiah Dark, Book 2. Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Novella (22,000-words). A fourteen-year-old girl’s body is found in a frozen grave by three children metal detecting in a field. DI Josiah Dark of the Serious Crime Division at Greater Manchester Police thought he’d be investigating t.his case on his own, because his unwanted partner has been called away to a family crisis, but a reporter called Dixie Reyes knows more - a lot more.
Chains of Illusion (Cyrus Kane #2)
Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 30,160. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(Novella: 23,000-words) Detective Inspector Cyrus Kane’s working holiday in Cornwall has come to an end. He has returned to Brick Lane Police Station in London to re-join his partner – Detective Sergeant Jenny Wells. As well as trying to solve the murder of his wife and unborn child three months’ previously, on their first day back a top orthopaedic surgeon is murdered.
An Ill Wind (Cyrus Kane #1)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 23,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Novella (23,000-words). All Detective Inspector Cyrus Kane wants is a bit of peace and quiet after the suicide of his wife, so he hires an isolated cottage in Cornwall for the Christmas holidays, but fate has something else in store for him.
The Gordian Knot (Stone & Randall #2)
Series: Stone & Randall, Book 2. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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 wife from the Blackwall Tunnel. For both of them, matters are complicated when an old case of a convicted rapist and murderer is reviewed.
The Enigma of Apocalypse Heights (Quigg #7)
Series: Quigg, Book 7. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Quigg and Tallie Kline have no problem getting into Apocalypse Heights, but have the devil of a job getting out again. (Novella: 26,000-words). (Note: This is not a new publication. It was at the end of Quigg 6, but some people had difficulty identifying it as Quigg 7, so I've published it separately).
There is no Fear in Love (P&R #20)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 20. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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 (SCIT) descending on them to lead the investigation. Xena and Stick investigate when a mother and three children are murdered at a farm.
Dominion of Darkness (Parish & Richards #19)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 19. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 94,810. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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 the death of a DI from Romford, the Chief Constable asks Kowalski to come back initially for a month to solve the case.
Evidence of Things Not Seen (P&R18)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 18. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 85,460. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Parish and Richards investigate a murdered ten year-old boy. A three-link chain tattoo under his top lip hints at something more sinister when a DNA match is found on the database that has been sealed. Stick and Xena get the Painted Lady Killer case. Someone has body-painted a young woman as two halves of a clown – good and evil. Kowalski and Bronwyn have opened up Abacus Investigations.
The Kisses of an Enemy (P&R 17)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 17. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Due to a shortage of murders, Parish and Richards are asked to help out in the search for a missing eight year-old girl. Xena and Stick are seconded to the Kent & Essex Serious Crime Directorate and are put on stake-out outside an industrial unit waiting for a drug delivery; and Bronwyn books into the Beautiful You Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in London.
Whispers of the Dead (Tom Gabriel #2)
Series: Tom Gabriel. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 79,380. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Tom Gabriel now has 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 identify a John Doe found on Porpoise Point, but she’s in terrible danger because there are powerful people who don’t want her to find out.
The Corpse in Highgate Cemetery (Quigg 8)
Series: Quigg, Book 8. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 86,150. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Quigg has a new partner - DS Jane Dwyer from Vice, but it's just for one case, and she doesn't like him. A woman has been murdered and it looks like a vampire is feeding in Highgate. Rodney Crankshank is still on the trail of the person who murdered his colleagues at Bulldog Investigations, but its dangerous work. Lucy has decided to go back home to Quigg, but someone is determined to stop her.
Souls of the Dead
Series: Tom Gabriel. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 85,400. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Tom Gabriel is asked by Giuseppe to go back to Staten Island and find out who killed his friend – the bag lady – Horty. Rae goes to a dying woman’s house to listen to a strange story about abducted women over fifty years.
The Fragments That Remain
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 16. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 84,450. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish and Richards are given the baffling case of a man drained of blood, but this murder is only the beginning . . . Stick and Xena investigate a series of double murders, but nothing is ever as simple as it first appears . . . Jerry and two other students are tasked to produce a project on D-Notices, but things quickly spiral out of control, and then Bronwyn gets involved . . .
Deceit is in the Heart (P&R15)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 15. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Richards is seconded to the Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS). When Epping detectives put Carrie's murder on the pending pile, Parish knows that he must find her killer. Jerry goes back to work, and decides to take things easy. Stick & Xena question a man about a murder confession.
A Time to Kill (P&R14)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 14. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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 to investigate a woman who says that she murdered her boyfriend, but things are a lot more complicated than they first appear . . .
The Writer's A-Z of Body Language
Price: $2.05 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is for writer's to cherry-pick body language for their characters. It does what says on the cover - it's an A-Z list of emotions, attitudes and feelings with the associated body language. Updated version. Now with a linked Table of Contents and Index.
In the Twinkling of an Eye (P&R13)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 13. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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 Loveday, is genuine. Stick and Xena are working to solve the case of a young woman found in a wood.
Silent in the Grave (P&R12)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 12. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish and Richards are on a body hunt. Xena – with the help of Charlie Baxter, Cookie and Jenifer – conducts an investigation from her hospital bed to prove Stick is innocent, even though he won’t help himself. Kowalski can’t concentrate on his job with Jerry in a drug-induced coma in the hospital, so he tackles an unsolved cold case from the 1980s called the Red Spider murders.
The Haunting of Bleeding Heart Yard (Quigg #6)
Series: Quigg, Book 6. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 113,300. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Quigg and Kline face their most difficult case yet - unravelling the mystery behind the dismembered body in Bleeding Heart Yard. Kline goes on a journey of discovery with a holocaust survivor, and Lucy has her own trials and tribulations. Also includes a bonus novella: 'The Enigma of Apocalypse Heights' (Quigg 7) at the end.
A Lamb to the Slaughter (P&R11)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 11. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 92,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish, Richards and a DI from Norwich investigate the death of a child, which is linked to child abductions across the southeast. Parish also receives a severed tongue and a location in the post. In his search for Jerry, Kowalski must travel to Wales to find out the truth behind his wife’s disappearance. During his travels he must help a desperate Cookie who is on the run.
Through a Glass Darkly (P&R10)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 10. Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 86,230. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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 elements of the Cypriot government.
The House of Mourning (P&R9)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 9. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,480. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Parish & Richards must find a killer who is carving broken hearts on women's abdomens. Stick & Xena have the case of a severed hand, but Xena has her own problems. Jerry gets involved with a woman who thinks someone is trying to kill her, so she asks Cookie for help who gets herself into serious trouble in doing so. Parish & Richards finally get the chance to visit the Excess Bagage depot.
The Terror at Grisly Park (Quigg 5)
Series: Quigg, Book 5. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 79,390. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Quigg and Kline are struggling to fit the pieces of a multiple murder together when the past and present intersect in Room 13 at the Waterbury Hotel in the horror theme park that is Grisly Park.
Be Not Afraid (P&R8)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 8. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 86,190. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Parish and Richards travel to Quantica, Virginia, and they stumble over an American serial Killer called "The Painter". Chief Kowalski and his wife Jerry are accused of Satanic Ritual Abuse of their children, who are taken away by Social Services - Kowalski has another heart attack and ends up in hospital... The story continues.
The Dead Know Not (P&R7)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 7. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 86,710. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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, and are allocated the case of five bodies discovered in the grounds of a house.
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap
Price: $2.05 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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DI Inigo Morgan and his partner DC Tigris Griffiths must travel a tortuous journey to find the killer of Verona Izatt, a woman who lived alone in a cottage left to her by her aunt in Little Haven in Wales, and is discoveed with her lips sewn together and her heart missing.
The Breath of Life (P&R6)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 6. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,640. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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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 of a landlady who has been bludgeoned to death and a withered flower left on the body.
His Wrath is Come (P&R5)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 5. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 82,220. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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 family.
The Shadow of Death (P&R4)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 4. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 88,580. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
If you've read Chapter 1 you'll know that 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 what you don't know is that DCI Marshall has an agenda!
The Skulls Beneath Eternity Wharf (Quigg 4)
Series: Quigg, Book 4. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 84,560. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Quigg faces his most difficult case yet when over a thousand skulls are discovered beneath Eternity Wharf in Fulham. Quigg and Walsh must investigate the past and the present to find out the truth behind the skulls.
The Flesh is Weak (P&R3)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 3. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 79,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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.
The Wages of Sin (P&R2)
Series: Parish & Richards, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 86,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
After seven years, a psychopath starts killing again. He is 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. Parish and Richards begin their investigation, but Chief Inspector Trevor Naylor wants revenge on Parish, and the killer wants Mary Richards.
Warrior: Scourge of the Steppe
Series: Warrior: Genghis Khan, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 81,230. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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, the systematic destruction of his enemies, and the brutality of his revenge.
Warrior: Path of Destiny
Series: Warrior: Genghis Khan, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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 Temujin – the boy who would become the greatest warrior of all: Genghis Khan.
Solomon's Key
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Women are being murdered and mutilated in Hammersmith, London. The killer is leaving messages in ancient languages. DCI James Harte must overcome enforced counselling and the worst winter in London since the first Ice Age to find the psychopath before the secret of Solomon’s Key is unleashed on the world.
The Graves at Angel Brook (Quigg 3)
Series: Quigg, Book 3. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 79,990. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The sequel to Body 13 has Quigg and Heather Walsh (his new temporary partner) trying to identify a serial killer who carves biblical references into his child victims.
Body 13 (Quigg 2)
Series: Quigg, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,070. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
DI Quigg and his temporary partner PC Mavourneen Duffy hunt for a stolen corpse from the mortuary at Hammersmith Hospital, which leads to the discovery of an exclusive paedophile ring called the Apostles.
Jacob's Ladder
Series: Stone & Randall, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,040. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A serial killer returns to butcher a fourth family. Ex-DI Cole Randall is released from Springfield Asylum after a year for killing the previous three families - including his own. Now he's out for revenge. Randall's ex-partner - DI Molly Stone - has been given the case, but she only has seven days to solve it. She knows Randall wants revenge, but she also knows she needs his help Randall searc

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