The Puppet Show - Washington Poe (Paperback)M. W. Craven (author)
A serial killer is burning people alive amongst ancient stone circles in this deeply disturbing and thoroughly engrossing thriller. Laced with just the right amount of mordant wit and featuring a troubled detective to rival the titans of the genre, The Puppet Show is ‘dark, sharp and compelling,’ according to bestselling crime writer Peter James.
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2019
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 ...
Find out why everyone loves The Puppet Show
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 40 mm
'A thrilling curtain-raiser for what looks set to be a great new series.' - Mick Herron
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