Restless Coffins

Restless Coffins
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Published: 25th January 2018
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 400 pages
ISBN: 9781785301582
RRP: £7.99
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'Page turning historical detective fiction at its finest, picks you up and puts you right in 60's Britain, and its underbelly, and a new genre to boot, say hello to 'Barbadian/Bristolian noir'.
– DERMOT O'LEARY

'This is terrific crime fiction - evocative, socially aware and gripping - and JT Ellington is a compelling protagonist.'
– MARK BILLINGHAM

“Brother, a dead body can’t run from a coffin,but their spirit sure as hell can try.”

1969, Bristol. Bajan ex- cop and reluctant private detective, Joseph ‘JT’ Tremaine Ellington is still trading in cash and favours, lending a helping hand to those too scared to go to the police or anyone trying to stay one step ahead of them.

Life is tough for JT, who is broke. It is about to get a lot tougher when he receives a telegram informing him of a tragedy that has unfolded thousands of miles away. Ellington’s sister, Bernice has been murdered. Ellington wants to make the long journey back to his home on the island of Barbados to pay his final respects and to settle his late sister’s affairs. To do so, he must accept a ticket from his shady cousin, Vic, on condition he travels to New York first, where Vic is building himself a criminal empire in Harlem.

Vic appoints the beguiling Evagelina Laveau to mind his cousin, along with his henchmen, Clefus Horton and a hot-headed Bajun, Pigfoot, a man always quick with his knife. JT soon discovers that Vic is the American end of an operation that stretches back to Barbados, and that Vic’s business partner is Conrad Monroe, the man responsible for the death of JT’s wife and daughter. And as JT finds himself embroiled in the world of drugs, bent law, voodoo and the bitter legacy of slavery, he must return to the island of his birth and face the demons of his past.

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'Page turning historical detective fiction at its finest, picks you up and puts you right in 60's Britain, and its underbelly, and a new genre to boot, say hello to 'Barbadian/Bristolian noir'.
– DERMOT O'LEARY

'This is terrific crime fiction - evocative, socially aware and gripping - and JT Ellington is a compelling protagonist.'
– MARK BILLINGHAM

M. P. Wright

M.P. Wright was born in Leicestershire in 1965. He was employed in various roles within the music industry before working as a private investigator. He retrained in 1989 and spent the next twenty years in the mental health and probation services in the UK, specialising in risk assessment. A self-confessed aficionado of film, music and real ale, and father of two beautiful daughters, Mark lives with his partner and their two Rottweiler dogs, Tiff and Dylan. His first novel, Heartman was longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2015.

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