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A Life For A Life (Parish & Richards #1) 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.

Tim Ellis was born in the bowels of Hammersmith Hospital, London, on a dark and stormy night, and now lives in Cheshire with his wife and three 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 Since then, he settled in Essex, and worked in Tim Ellis was born in the bowels of Hammersmith Hospital, London, on a dark and stormy night, and now lives in Cheshire with his wife and three 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 Since then, he settled in Essex, and 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 fiction 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

10 thoughts on “A Life For A Life (Parish & Richards #1)

  1. says:

    Sometimes, you pick up a book and you don t get hooked till a few pages or chapters in Most times, I suspect like most people , I don t have the patience to discover this hook if it s not present in the first few pages A Life for a Life got me hooked in the first few sentences Straight away, you re made aware that the first character we re introduced to is going to shortly meet his demise It s cold It s calculated And it happens in an instant.We soon get introduced to the main characters Sometimes, you pick up a book and you don t get hooked till a few pages or chapters in Most time...

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    I have seen and read numerous reviews for the Tim Ellis books but have always put them on the back burner My sister and I had a discussion about this author recently and although he is self published it seems he has got quite a collection of released books under his belt My sister was something of a fan and thought I should give them a go She also told me that because she had read all in this Richards Parrish series, she knew that I wouldn t be blown away by the first book but that I I have seen and read numerous reviews for the Tim Ellis books but have alw...

  3. says:

    For the first book I have read by this author, I really enjoyed it and will definitely readby him Constable Mary Richards and Detective Inspector Jed Parish are very likable characters that have a very good working relationship with each other I will be honest, when I first started reading it I wasn t sure if I was going to enjoy this one or not but as I got farther and farther into the story I was having a hard time putting it down I liked how up until chapter 16 you have no idea who t For the first book I have read by this author, I really enjoyed it and will definitely readby him Constable Mary Richards and Detective Inspector Jed Parish are very likable characters that have a very good working relationship wi...

  4. says:

    GrippingThis is a great read, from start to finish it keeps you enthralled The characters are believable and there are plenty of twists and turns Highly recommend.

  5. says:

    While the murder mystery itself was fairly well done, I found myself cringing at the relationship between Jed Parish and Mary Richards While other reviewers have commented on the wonderful chemistry between them, it was actually one of things I disliked most about the book.Even granting that Mary Richards was a young rookie and just starting out in her career as a law enforcement officer, her behaviour was abysmally immature and unrealistic She actedlike a giddy young school girl than an While the murder mystery itself was fairly well done, I found myself cringing at the relationship between Jed Parish and Mary Richards While other reviewers have commented on the wonderful chemistry between them, it was actually one of things I disliked most about the book.Even granting that Mary Richards was a young rookie and just starting out in her career as a law enforcement officer, her behaviour was abysmally immature and unrealistic She actedlike a giddy young school girl than an adult in a serious adult profession And, her constant Sirr became quite annoying after a while The so called banter between her and the older Parish was no doubt meant to be humorous and lend some lightheartedness to an otherwise disturbing and gruesome series of murders But, to me, anyway, it showed a groan worthy level of immaturity on both their parts.And, Parrish s love life Seriously view spoiler The incident with Carrie in which he agreed...

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    The subject of this book, a series of brutal revenge killings, doesn t, on the face of it, set this up as a cosy mystery and yet that is how it reads Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, young WPC Mary Richards is made the new partner of Jed Parish and together they are on the trail of what is to become the first of a series of murders It is soon clear that the crimes are linked.There is a lot going on the the background, Parish s boss is seriously ill, Parish is trying to re ignite his no The subject of this book, a series of brutal revenge killings, doesn t, on the face of it, set this up as a cosy mystery and yet that is how it reads Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, young WPC Mary Richards is made the new partner of Jed Parish and together they are on the trail of what is to become the first of a series of murders It is soon clear that the crimes are linked.There is a lot going on the the background, Parish s boss is seriously ill, Parish is trying to re ignite his non existent love life and joins an online dating agency Mary Richards isinterested in matching Parish up with her mother.Considering that I have rated this book with four stars there is quite a lot I didn t like so much The first is the dialogue which included the speaker saying the name of the person he she was addressing SO often Is it all right, Sir Yes, Richards Did you give that paramecic your number I..I don t know what you mean Sir I m a detective, ...

  7. says:

    This is the first in a series of crime thrillers and introduces the characters of DI Parish and DC Richards It s a well written and well constructed story with a good twist at the end The pacing is good and while Ellis never gets bogged down in detail he still uses descriptive passages to good effect.My only issue with the book was with the relationships depicted between the main characters At times, I found myself thinking things like that s just ridiculous or someone in their position wo This is the first in a series of crime thrillers and introduces the characters of DI Parish and DC Richards It s a well written and well constructed story with a good twist at the end The pacing is good and while Ellis never gets bogged down in detail he still uses descriptive passages to good effect.My only issue with the book was with the relationships depicted between the main characters At times, I found myself thinking things like that s just ridiculous or someone in their position would never behave like that I think to say anythan that would risk straying into spoiler territory so I won t elaborate and let you make your own mind up.However, on balance, I have decided I am prepared to go with it into the second novel and see where he takes it Ellis writes a good yarn, in an easy and engaging style, which lends itself well to crime and, let s fac...

  8. says:

    I ve had this in my kindle for a while and decided to give it a go.Wasn t sure to begin with as it s quite naive in its procedures linked to the police but it grew on me I liked the humour, the human ness and the characters So, liked it didn t love it but I reckon the writing will get be...

  9. says:

    I did find this to fall into the category of a police procedural rather than a crime thriller It starts off with DS Parrish having to fulfill the role of an Inspector due to lack of staffing and he manages to acquire a new constable as his trainee Detective Constable Its a bit far fetched but thoroughly enjoyable and mixed in is a fairly gruesome serial killer who appears to be targeting people with no connection to one another.Ellis has managed to create 2 very likeable main characters in Pa I did find this to fall into the category of a police procedural rather than a crime thriller It starts off with DS Parris...

  10. says:

    This is the first Tim Ellis book I have read and I certainly wasn t disappointed, the banter between Parish and Richards was brilliant and bought light humour and a certain reality to the duo s partnership that other novels lack, I found it an easy read that I didn t want to put down, there were no long winded drawn out sections that I wanted to skip to get to the next exciting bit and no skipping from one character to another between chapters that sometimes leaves you wondering where you are in This is the first Tim Ellis book I have read and I certainly wasn t disappointed, the banter between Parish and Richards was brilliant and bought light humour and a certain reality to the duo s partnership that other novels lack, I found it an easy read that I didn t want to put down, there were no long winded drawn out sections that I wanted to skip to get to the next exciting bit and no skipping from one character to another between chapters that sometimes leaves you wondering where yo...

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