• "'Highly accomplished... Fans can look forward to his usual sharply realised characters operating in a tense, pressured environment'"

  • "'A rewarding experience...This is murder at its most foul, crime at the deep end'"

  • "'His novel is something substantial and distinctive...Edric has a clear, almost rain-washed style, eminently suitable for his Hull setting...Cradle Song is a strong and serious novel, soberly entertaining and well worth your while'"

    Literary Review
  • "'Cradle Song is a superbly paced book... This is classic crime noir... Edric can also produce beautiful prose and arresting images as well as incisive social satire... Magnificently achieved'"

    Giles Foden
  • "'Deeply intelligent...Vertiginously devious...Twists like a fist around the throat of the reader'"

    The Times