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A Sinner’s Prayer
A Sinner’s Prayer

A Sinner’s Prayer

J.T. Ellington Trilogy


384 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781785302299

Rights: US & CA

Black & White Publishing (Oct 2019)

Price: $15.95


1970, St Pauls, Bristol: a new decade, and JT Ellington is determined it will be a quiet one. He's stepped away from the private-eye game to scratch a living, respectable at last, as a school caretaker. Still 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—and the hard-nosed cop can't be refused. A young man, Nikhil Suresh, has disappeared hours before his wedding; rumors abound and his family is distraught. JT is to investigate. With what feels like blood money in his pocket, JT is plunged deep into a demi-monde of vice, violence, and forbidden passion. An extraordinary, malevolent enemy is intent on destroying him. Now—seeking survival and redemption—JT must play as dirty and dangerous as those who want him dead.


"This is terrific crime fiction—evocative, socially aware and gripping—and JT Ellington is a compelling protagonist." —Mark Billingham

"Page-turning historical detective fiction at its finest, picks you up and puts you right in 60s Britain, and its underbelly . . . say hello to Barbadian/Bristolian noir." —Dermot O'Leary

Author Biography

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 and then spent the next 20 years in the UK's mental health and probation services. His debut, Heartman,was longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2015.