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Erica Wright

Biography

Erica Wright

Erica Wright's latest crime novel, THE GRANITE MOTH (Pegasus), was called "brisk, dark, slinky" by USA Today and was a 2016 Silver Falchion Award Finalist. Her debut, THE RED CHAMELEON (Pegasus), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collections INSTRUCTIONS FOR KILLING THE JACKAL (Black Lawrence Press) and ALL THE BAYOU STORIES END WITH DROWNED (forthcoming, Black Lawrence Press). Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, From the Fishouse, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Spinning Jenny and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books. She has taught creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University's continuing studies program and currently runs a novel writing group through OneRoom. She grew up in Wartrace, TN and received her B.A. from New York University and her M.F.A. from Columbia University.

Erica Wright

Books by Erica Wright

by Erica Wright - Fiction, Mystery

Private investigator Kathleen Stone is watching her friend, Dolly, and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot’s owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Kat has not given up on her quest to bring gangster Salvatore Magrelli to justice and once more dons a disguise to infiltrate The Skyview, an exclusive club run by his wife, Eva. When she watches the club’s poker dealer drop dead during a high-stakes game, she decides to look into his death as well.

by Erica Wright - Fiction, Mystery

As a private investigator, Kathleen Stone relies on her ability to blend into the background. But when a cheating spouse she’s been trailing ends up dead under suspicious circumstances, she fears that someone she angered in her past job --- busting gangs and drug dealers as an undercover cop --- has seen through her disguises. Now she must work with her former colleagues in the NYPD to solve the case before she’s the next victim.