Swan Song [trade paperback] by Robert Edric
A NOVEL by Robert Edric
PUBLICATION DATE May 2022
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this third volume of the Song Cycle Quartet, Hull private detective Leo Rivers is at the heart of an inquiry into a series of prostitute-linked killings. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, Rivers quickly understands that this is anything but an open and shut case. Not only is the suspect not involved, but several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to another, as yet unidentified perpetrator. Heading the investigation is an ambitious, career-minded Chief Superintendent, who will stop at nothing to both make a name for himself and to destroy Rivers in the process. Set against the backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Swan Song lays bare a world of corruption, exploitation, ambition and of old hatreds and enmities fanned suddenly into destructive life, from which no one, Rivers included, escapes unharmed.
"Every bit as vigorously plotted as its predecessors. Reading Swan Song is like being gripped by a grungy, police-issue driving glove." The Mail On Sunday.
"Swan Song bristles with confrontational conversation and drips with atmosphere… Absorbing." The Evening Standard.
"Edric's spare, unflashy prose creates a very effective picture of the contemporary city." The Spectator.