The Puppet Show - Washington Poe (Hardback)M. W. Craven (author)
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'Fantastic' Martina Cole
'Dark, sharp and compelling' Peter James
'A thrilling curtain raiser for what looks set to be a great new series' Mick Herron
Welcome to the Puppet Show . . .
A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless.
When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of.
Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant, but socially awkward, civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.
As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined. And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he's ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive ...
'A brutal and thrilling page turner' Natasha Harding, The Sun
'A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted, and not for the faint hearted!'
'A gripping start to a much anticipated new series' Vaseem Khan
'Satisfyingly twisty and clever and the flashes of humour work well to offer the reader respite from the thrill of the read.' Michael J. Malone
'Nothing you've ever read will prepare you for the utterly unique Washington Poe' Keith Nixon
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 244 x 163 x 30 mm
Satisfyingly twisty and clever and the flashes of humour work well to offer the reader respite from the thrill of the read. -- Michael J. Malone
A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted, and not for the faint-hearted! -- David Mark
Mike Craven is a forceful new voice in British crime fiction. -- Caro Ramsay
Washington Poe is a name destined to be spoken by crime fiction enthusiasts everywhere: Britain's answer to Harry Bosch. The Puppet Show is a wickedly, twisting and turning, mystery that will have readers breathlessly turning the pages until the final shocking conclusion. -- Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter series
This book is twisted and dark and I loved it - not sure what that says about me -- Simon Toyne
A brilliant start to what promises to be a fantastic series; get it now or kick yourself for missing out -- Graham Smith
Dark, sharp and compelling -- Peter James
Nothing you've ever read will prepare you for the utterly unique Washington Poe -- Keith Nixon
A gripping start to a much anticipated new series -- Vaseem Khan
A page turner * Sun *
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