A Sinner's Prayer

A Sinner's Prayer

M. P. Wright

Crime

When the past comes calling, you can run, but you can't hide'Saying farewell to the dark side doesn't mean the dark side wants rid of you. And I was about to be reminded of that fact.'1970, St Pauls, Bristol. A new decade, and JT Ellington has stepped away from the private-eye game to scratch a living, respectable at last, as a school caretaker.His nights are full of torment – guilt and ghosts that no prayers will banish. But it's not until the past comes calling in the unwelcome form of Superintendent Fletcher that JT's resolve is truly tested.Fletcher has a job for JT – one that can't be refused. A young man, Nikhil Suresh, has disappeared hours before his wedding; rumours abound and his family is distraught.With blood money in his pocket, JT is plunged into a demi-monde of vice, violence and forbidden passion. An extraordinary, malevolent enemy is intent on destroying him. Now, seeking survival and redemption,...
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All Through the Night

All Through the Night

M. P. Wright

Crime

"It's quite simple Mr Ellington. When you find Fowler, just ask where we can find the truth."With these words, private detective JT Ellington embarks on a seemingly simple case of tracking down a local GP with a dubious reputation and retrieving a set of stolen documents from him.For Ellington, however, things are rarely straightforward. Dr Fowler is hiding a terrible secret and when he is gunned down outside a Bristol pub, his dying words send JT in pursuit of a truth more disturbing and deadly than he could possibly have imagined.M.P. Wright's debut novel Heartman was longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger."This is a newcomer bursting with life and originality ... Wright brings outstanding pace and suspense to this powerful story."THE INDEPENDENT on Heartman"A good plot with lively dialogue and Ellington an engaging hero."THE TIMES on...
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Restless Coffins

Restless Coffins

M. P. Wright

Crime

'Page turning historical detective fiction at its finest.' – DERMOT O'LEARY'This is terrific crime fiction – evocative, socially aware and gripping – and JT Ellington is a compelling protagonist.' – MARK BILLINGHAMA HAUNTED MAN. A BURIED PAST. A JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS.'Brother, a dead body can't run from a coffin, but their spirit sure as hell can try.'1967, Bristol. Life is tough for JT Ellington, ex-cop and reluctant private eye. He's still trading in favours, helping those scared of the police or trying to stay one step ahead of the law.But when news arrives of a tragedy that's unfolded thousands of miles away, JT's life gets even tougher. He needs to journey home to Barbados to pay his final respects – but first he must travel to New York, where his cousin Vic is boss of a criminal empire.On Harlem's mean streets, JT is fast entangled with Evangeline...
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