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Cradle Song (Song Circle #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An impoverished child murderer unexpectedly appeals his conviction. In return for a reduced sentence, he offers to implicate those who were involved in the crimes but never caught, provide evidence of police corruption, and, most importantly, reveal the whereabouts of the corpses of several teenage girls. Distressed at what may come to light, yet desperate to locate the bo ...more
Paperback, 523 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Transworld Publishers (first published August 18th 2003)
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Kirsty Darbyshire
Jan 29, 2011 Kirsty Darbyshire rated it it was amazing
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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 quality 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 father. The man who confessed to her murder was convicted of anothe
Jane Walker
Jul 28, 2013 Jane Walker rated it really liked it
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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.
Mark Owens
Apr 11, 2012 Mark Owens rated it really liked it
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.
Vilmos Kondor
May 26, 2013 Vilmos Kondor rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 24, 2016 Juliet rated it liked it
Meh. Lengthy build up. Random crimes. Unexplained motives. And sadly real life is much worse than this novel.
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Robert Edric (b. 1956) is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage, a British novelist born in Sheffield.
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Song Circle (3 books)
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