Crime Song by David Swinson audiobook

Crime Song

By David Swinson
Read by Christopher Ryan Grant

Mulholland Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316264211

The Frank Marr Series: Book 2

8.36 Hours 1
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Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police. Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up. Frank’s surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drugs operation. Modest stuff, until Frank’s own home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey. Worse, Frank’s .38 revolver—the murder weapon—is stolen, along with his cherished music collection, his only possessions of sentimental value: dozens of vinyl albums that belonged to his late mother. Only Frank’s stash, his dwindling supply of the cocaine he needs to get through the day, is untouched. Why? Clearly, his cousin was deeper in the underworld than anyone realized. With the weight of his family, his reputation, and his own life on the line, he’ll have to find the culprit by following the stolen goods through a tangled network of petty thieves, desperate addicts, deceiving fences, good cops, bad cops, and one morally compromised taxi driver. Frank’s as determined to uncover the truth as he is to feed his habit, and both pursuits could prove deadly. This time, it may just be a question of what gets him first.

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Summary

Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police. Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up.

Frank’s surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drugs operation. Modest stuff, until Frank’s own home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey. Worse, Frank’s .38 revolver—the murder weapon—is stolen, along with his cherished music collection, his only possessions of sentimental value: dozens of vinyl albums that belonged to his late mother. Only Frank’s stash, his dwindling supply of the cocaine he needs to get through the day, is untouched. Why?

Clearly, his cousin was deeper in the underworld than anyone realized. With the weight of his family, his reputation, and his own life on the line, he’ll have to find the culprit by following the stolen goods through a tangled network of petty thieves, desperate addicts, deceiving fences, good cops, bad cops, and one morally compromised taxi driver.

Frank’s as determined to uncover the truth as he is to feed his habit, and both pursuits could prove deadly. This time, it may just be a question of what gets him first.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Drugs and all, Marr is easy to take, a decent guy with a sense of honor. And since Swinson is one of the best dialogue hounds in the business, Marr is also blessed with some terrific street talk. While searching for his stolen vinyl record collection, he has an extended conversation with a cabdriver that just about melts in your mouth.” New York Times
“Swinson, a retired detective himself, knows his way around mean streets. ..Through all the plot twists of this well-designed mystery, what comes through most are Swinson’s characters—particularly Marr, who attracts affection and respect, even when he is at his worst.” National Book Review
“Compulsively readable.” Toronto Star
“Features sharp prose, spot-on dialogue, and a protagonist as complicated and unlikely as he is appealing. Fans of gritty crime fiction will want to add Swinson to their reading lists.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: David Swinson

Author Bio: David Swinson

David Swinson is a retired police detective, having served sixteen years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. Before joining the DC police, Swinson was a record store owner in Seal Beach, California; a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in Long Beach, California; and a music video producer and independent filmmaker in Los Angeles, California. Swinson currently lives in northern Virginia with his family, bull mastiff, and bearded dragon.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English