Restless Coffins (new edition)
BOOK 3 IN THE WINDRUSH NOIR SERIES
'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 BILLINGHAM
A 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.’
Life is tough for JT Ellington. As an ex-cop he isn’t exactly built for the job of morally corrupt private eye. But it’s 1967 in St Paul’s, Bristol, and he doesn’t have a choice. He’s still trading in favours, helping those wary of the police. And as the cousin of Vic, Harlem’s newest crime lord, JT’s business is booming.
As he travels to New York and becomes entangled with the seedy underworld, tragedy unfolds thousands of miles away in Barbados, and JT discovers his cousin’s activities stretch all the way back to his hometown – a web of violence that catches his own wife and daughters’ tragic deaths in its wake. Forced to journey home to the Caribbean and embroiled in a world of drugs and corruption, can JT untangle a dark history on the island of his birth?
Published: 30 June 2022
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 400 pages
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.
'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
'I never wanted it to end.' – Love Books Group
'Do I recommend this book? That would be a Hell Yeah, I do for sure! Intense, emotive, shocking and oozing atmosphere and character, Restless Coffins really captured the times and emotions beautifully!' – Crime Book Junkie
'The heat, the atmosphere, the pulsing of human life, the frailties and strengths of his characters, and the rush of blood in violence, assails your mind and senses throughout Restless Coffins, leading to a completely immersive reading experience. Highly recommended.' – Raven Crime Reads
'Lock the door and throw away the key! Seriously you don’t want anyone taking away your precious time when reading Restless Coffins.' – Orchard Book Club