J. T. Ellington

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

Heartman Publisher's Summary

Atmospheric and punchy, Heartman showcases an exciting new voice in the genre.

Bristol in the early 1960s: Joseph Tremaine Ellington is a Barbadian ex-policeman who, like many of his generation in the West Indies, has come to the UK to make a new life in the mother country. But the land of opportunity is not all it is cut out to be. It is not just the weather that is cold: so is the welcome. Facing hostility and prejudice at every turn, Ellington struggles to make ends meet.

But then he meets community bigwig Earl Linney, a man with a finger in every pie, who has made good in the white man's world. Earl needs help in finding Stella Hopkins, a young West Indian woman who has disappeared. Earl does not want go to the police, so he asks Ellington to track her down. With few allies other than his not-so-honest cousin Victor, Ellington has to keep his wits about him.

This is an atmospheric, confident debut: Devil in a Blue Dress meets Chinatown set in the rough world of Bristol nightlife, in the pubs, shebeens and nightclubs that are the haunts of prostitutes and criminals, places where danger lurks around every corner.

©2016 M. P. Wright (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Heartman

    • J. T. Ellington, Book 1
    • By: M. P. Wright
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bristol in the early 1960s: Joseph Tremaine Ellington is a Barbadian ex-policeman who, like many of his generation in the West Indies, has come to the UK to make a new life in the mother country. But the land of opportunity is not all it is cut out to be. It is not just the weather that is cold: so is the welcome. Facing hostility and prejudice at every turn, Ellington struggles to make ends meet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Loved It!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $36.14

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • All Through the Night

    • J.T. Ellington Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: M.P. Wright
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective J. T. Ellington returns in this slick and fast-paced follow up to the critically acclaimed Heartman. 'It's quite simple Mr Ellington. When you find Fowler, just ask where we can find the truth.' With these words, private detective J.T. 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.

    Regular price: $36.14

  • Book 3

    • The Restless Coffins

    • J. T. Ellington, Book 3
    • By: M. P. Wright
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The exciting third instalment in the atmospheric JT Ellington series. '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.

    Regular price: $37.30