This is a newcomer bursting with life and originality ... Wright says his hero is the US author James Lee Burke, chronicler of crime in the steamy American South. Wright's own atmospheric evocation of the Caribbean community shows that he has absorbed the lessons of the master, while bringing outstanding pace and suspense to this powerful story, which happily allows me to end on a very high note of commendation. --The Independent
This is as stylish, fresh and cool as the decade it's set in. JT Ellington is one hell of a character and Heartman is one hell of a book. --Emlyn Rees
Wright takes us into the dark underbelly of 1960s Bristol with panache and flair. In JT Ellington, Wright has created a truly original detective. Atmospheric & punchy, Heartman showcases an exciting new voice in the genre. --Stav Sherez
About the Author
Mark 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.