BIRDSONG ON HOLBECK MOOR by Billy Morris
Autumn 1918. The Great War is drawing to an end and the troops are coming home. The Leeds Pals who survived the carnage of the Somme are returning to a city in the grip of a deadly pandemic, food rationing and unemployment.
In Armley, a war hero needs one more big score to settle a crippling underworld debt, but his illicit wartime schemes are over, and time is running out for Frank Holleran and his family.
Wartime champions Leeds City FC find themselves in the eye of a financial storm and struggle to remain a footballing force as the full league resumes.
Sports reporter Edgar Rowley is diverted from Elland Road to track an occult animal killer, while helping his brother to overcome his battlefield demons.
1919 is set to be a momentous year, but for some in Leeds, the consequences of their past actions will mean that it’s never going to be peaceful.
Dark, World War 1 crime fiction from the year that the City became United.
(Independent Publisher. October 2022. Paperback: 175 pages)
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