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Addressed To Kill is launched with special offer

My third book 'Addressed To Kill' is launched today. I appreciate not everyone can attend the launch at The Ritz / Carlton. (Not really, I am having an extra coffee with my other half). So, as is customary, I am running a special offer - I have arranged with Amazon for the Kindle edition of the first book 'One Oblique One' to be available for the next few days for just 99p. It's madness!

Each book can be read independently, it is a series not a serial.

This means that you can put all three books on Kindle for less than seven of your British Pounds!

That is around 40 hours of entertainment. A whole week's worth of reading, at 8 hours a day, instead of working! For a limited period only. Click on the link now, before it's too late.

One Oblique One:

‘A most promising debut’ – Marcel Berlins The Times

‘A very well crafted plot’ – Jay Iliff Sunday Express

Trace and Eliminate:

‘Authentic…He plots and paces well, and the climax is a genuine shock. Commendable.’ – Marcel Berlins The Times

‘A clever plot and some memorable scenes.’ – Frances Fyfield London Evening Standard

Addressed To Kill:

'Wright's forte is police station atmosphere, personality clashes, sententiousness...a highly competent performance – William Weaver Financial Times

‘A grimly realistic vocabulary. Altogether a great read. – London Evening Telegraph




Addressed To Kill


Keith Wright

Christmas is Murder!

It is 1987. A perverted criminal sociopath is on the loose. An innocent young woman is murdered in horrific circumstances.

DI Stark announces, ‘Christmas is cancelled,’ and his team investigate; aware that every second the maniac is on the loose, moves him closer to his next victim.

A second woman is raped and brutalised.

How is the killer discovering intimate secrets about his victims? Why does he insist on terrifying them during the lead up to the attacks? What is driving this depravity? Who will the next victim be?

In his attempts to protect the public, DI Stark makes a huge error of judgement, which will have appalling consequences.

Critically acclaimed author, Keith Wright is a former CID Detective. His professional knowledge of police investigations, coupled with a formidable talent for storytelling, combine to make his third novel a must for all crime fiction enthusiasts and thriller readers alike.

One Oblique One


Keith Wright

It is the summer of 1987.

It is three years away from the world-wide web being inaugurated. It is ten years before the first accessible mobile phone, and a whole twenty-one years before the first iPhone is launched.

‘It’s A Sin’ by the Pet Shop Boys is number one in the charts, available on cassette and vinyl.

The sun is rising on political correctness yet news of this has yet to reach Nottingham CID. Racist words are still used without challenge.

AIDs is rife. Hugging is for hippies and the author of this book has recently been appointed a Detective in the CID.

Of course, some things are the same as today; people still get bludgeoned to death in their own homes. Same as it ever was. You just can’t tweet about it yet.

Detective Inspector Stark and his team of detectives investigate the brutal murder of the Marriott family discovered in their own homes.

The murderer? It could be Charles Lyon, wealthy, but pathetic sugar daddy, or Winston Kelly, notorious Rastafarian drug-dealer with psychotic tendencies, or Stan Tindle, the burglar who is seen in the location at the time of the offence, or. . .?

Stark, struggling to keep a lid on his secret anxiety, and his team strive to get to the truth, which remains just outside of their grasp, until they obtain a clue from an unlikely source, but by then it is too late. . .

The author, a former real-life Detective re-visits his critically acclaimed, gritty debut, with new scenes and new characters which is a real ‘page- turner’ for fans of crime novels and thrillers or those merely intrigued enough to explore the depths to which humanity can sink.

Originally shortlisted for the John Creasey Award for best first crime novel globally.

Trace and Eliminate


Keith Wright

September 1987

The internet is yet to be born and the iphone is over twenty years from its inception. A packet of cigarettes costs £1.60 and a loaf of bread is 40p. Margaret Thatcher has just won a record third term as Prime Minister and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley is number 1 in the Charts.

Some things don’t change however; greed, love, jealousy, and a knife sliding through a carotid artery tend to have the same impact on people’s lives as they ever did.

In the second of The Inspector Stark series, DI Stark and his team battle to solve a murder which appears to be without motive. DI Stark also battles with his anxiety; DC Charlie Carter battles his haemorrhoids and DPW Steph Dawson battles with her Sergeants advances.

An up and coming solicitor lies on a mortuary slab. He is a hard-working family man who appears to have everything. Who could possibly want to kill him? The ruthless and savage killer, who knows precisely why; remains at large.

Detective Inspector Stark and the team have scarcely begun their investigation when a second death occurs: another horrific and motiveless murder, or so it seems. Are the two linked in some way? Are more going to die? How can they be stopped? A group of suspects emerge, one is the killer, and one the next to die.

Stark’s investigation eventually lays bare a sinister sequence of events, a motive where the past returns to haunt the present – a roller coaster ride of hate, fuelled by revenge.

Stark stages a most original eavesdrop on a solemn occasion, and the police net closes in on an unexpected killer.

Trace and Eliminate ‘combines the virtues of an insider’s knowledge with the dramatic power of a true storyteller’.

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