Crime Song (Frank Marr Series #2)

Crime Song (Frank Marr Series #2)

by David Swinson

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Overview

The return of Frank Marr, the "refreshing" protagonist of one of the New York Times' Best Crime Novels of the Year


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316264228
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Frank Marr Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 95,842
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Swinson is a retired police detective, having served 16 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. The Second Girl is his first novel to feature Frank Marr. Swinson currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, bull mastiff, and bearded dragon.

What People are Saying About This

author of the New York Times bestselling BRIGHTON - Michael Harvey

"Frank Marr is a straight-up addict. His life, a train wreck. And he's the good guy. Welcome to the world of David Swinson, author of one of the most compelling P.I. series to come along in a while. Pick up a copy of CRIME SONG. You'll love it."

bestselling author of WALKING MONEY - James O. Born

"Crime Song is fast and rough and great. The atmosphere is perfect. The details are perfect. Only a cop, someone who's really lived in this world, could get so much so right."

New York Times bestselling author of DEAD MAN SWITCH and THE 500 - Matthew Quirk

"A veteran detective, David Swinson knows DC's secrets and it shows in this killer noir, so authentic it'll make you get up and lock your doors. CRIME SONG is even better than the fantastic SECOND GIRL and Swinson writes with a refreshing, understated realness. This is right up there with Richard Price and The Wire."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique perspective. Hopefully third will have some more freshness.