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S momentum and now must speed inexorably to the even greater violence and sadness of its conclusionThe first of a trilogy of contemporary crime novels set in the city of Hull Robert Edric's new novel is reminiscent of Chandler and Mosley and yet remains uniuely British Against the backdrop of Internet pornography Police corruption and child murder this dark and intense novel reads like a game of chess where each piece is invested with a deceptive significance The Song trilogy is one of the biggest achievements of contemporary PI crime fiction Not in England only but on English language as well Damn good

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Cradle Song

An imprisoned paedophile and child murderer unexpectedly appeals his conviction In return for a reduced sentence he offers to implicate those involved in the crimes who were never caught; to provide evidence of Police corruption at the time of the original investigation; and most importantly to reveal where the corpses of several long sought but never found teenage girls are buriedUnhappy at what may be about to happen but at the same time desperate to locate Cradle Song Is the first book in a trilogy This series of the three books is a departure for Mr Edric because it is about as close to a crimedetective series as the author has ever gotten The title Cradle Song is a bleak irony the central events of the book are the murders during sexual torture of teenage girls Years before the book begins Martin Roper a pornographer was convicted of killing a number of girls He confessed to the crimes in great detail At his trial he pleaded not guilty He is now appealing against his convictionLeo Rivers a private investigator is approached by James Bishopthe father of one of the victims to see what he can discover about what had happened as his daughter had never been found Yet Roper at his trial had claimed to kill the girl Roper s trial was so lurid that most of it was conducted in a cleared courtroom and much of the testimony is permanently sealed making Rivers search all the difficultEdric does not shy away from difficult topics This first song of the trilogy deals with pedophilia child murder and police corruption This book would perhaps appeal to fans of Ian RankinDid I mention this story takes place in Hull England

Robert Edric Ì 8 REVIEW

The body of his own missing daughter the father of one of these girls approaches Private Investigator Leo Rivers with a plea for helpRivers' enuiries stir cold and bitter memories Long dead enmities flare suddenly into violence and a succession of new killings Everyone involved then and now and on both sides of the law is unprepared for the suddenness and ferocity with which these old embers are fanned back into life As the investigation progresses it gather First read of an Edric novel and I m hooked Fantastically moody and well crafted emotional mystery Top shelf read Looking forward to the next installment


7 thoughts on “Cradle Song

  1. says:

    Cradle Song Is the first book in a trilogy This series of the three books is a departure for Mr Edric because it is about as close to a crimedetective series as the author has ever gotten The title Cradle Song is a bleak irony the central eve

  2. says:

    This was great I'm really pleased it's the first part of a trilogy and I get to read the second two installments in the series I just hope they are as high uality as this It's a PI novel set in the internet age in Hull an industrial city in the north of England with nothing much to recommend it Leo Rivers gets involved in the case of Nicola Bishop a fourteen year old who went missing five years ago at the behest of her

  3. says:

    It's good to read a novel set in your own home town so that places are readily identifiable something we're not used to in Hull This is a rather over complicated crime story but a good read

  4. says:

    First read of an Edric novel and I'm hooked Fantastically moody and well crafted emotional mystery Top shelf read Looking forward to the next installment

  5. says:

    The Song trilogy is one of the biggest achievements of contemporary PI crime fiction Not in England only but on English language as well Damn good

  6. says:

    Will a convicted pedophile and child murderer be able to bargain for a reduced sentence in return for information on those who were not caught PI Rivers investigates causing new deaths You'd think he'd figure out he isn't very good at this

  7. says:

    Meh Lengthy build up Random crimes Unexplained motives And sadly real life is much worse than this novel