Moon Over Soho

Moon Over Soho

Paperback - 2011
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I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first.

No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives.

And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2011]
ISBN: 9780575097605
0575097604
9780575097612
0575097612
9780345524591
0345524594
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 18 cm.

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Rumpel11
Nov 15, 2017

2nd title in the Rivers of London series

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Rumpel11
Nov 15, 2017

2nd title in the Rivers of London series

Deunan Nov 09, 2011

My favourite of the two in this series so far. The jazz vampires are great.

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