A Life for a Life by Tim Ellis
(Parish & Richards 1)

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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 getting to know each other and dealing with the fallout from the Chief's prostate cancer, the two new partners must discover the dark history behind the tokens and the connection between the victims. To do that, they need to gain access to the abandoned Beech Tree Orphanage where a terrible truth awaits.
 

About Tim Ellis

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Tim Ellis lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in the UK, where he runs a small gardening business. He is fascinated by wildlife, especially birds, and with his partner the artist Robbie Burns he has travelled around much of the world seeking out the rare and the beautiful. As a poet he divides his talents equally between page and stage. His first book was a collection of 40 sonnets around a theme of birds called Birds of the World in Colour, published by Flarestack in 2004, and his second book was a poetic journey through Latin America called Gringo on the Chickenbus, published by Stairwell Books in 2011. His poems have appeared in several magazines including The Dalesman, Orbis and the Poetry Society's Poetry News. He has won many prizes including 1st prize in the 2011 Huddersfield Grist Poetry Competition. On the performance side, he is a well known face at slams, feativals and Open Mics throughout the North of England. He is a previous winner of the Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic Competition and in 2011 he won the first York Poetry Slam. He can occasionally be found at poetry events in York and Leeds, but his principal haunt is Poems, Prose and Pints at the Tap & Spile pub in Harrogate, of which he is now an organiser.
 
Published November 29, 2010 by Koko Publishing Ltd. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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