An evening with M.W. Craven and A.A. Dhand

Wednesday 22nd June 2022
19:00 at Waterstones, Leeds

Bestselling authors M.W. Craven and A.A. Dhand will be joining us to discuss their new bestsellers and incredible bodies of work. The evening will contain a discussion by the authors, Q&A and a book signing. 

M.W. Craven was born in Cumbria and grew up in the North East before running away to join the army when he turned sixteen. In 1995 he left the army and completed a degree in social work, with specialisms in criminology, psychology and substance misuse. In 1999 he joined Cumbria Probation Service as a probation officer, working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later, he took the plunge and accepted redundancy to concentrate on writing. He now has entirely different motivations for trying to get inside the minds of criminals.The Botanist is his latest novel in the Washington Poe series, the first book in the series The Puppet Show won the Dagger Awards Best Book winner 2019.


Written with characteristic hard-boiled wit, the fifth full-length investigation for DS Washington Poe combines a locked room mystery where the chief suspect is one of Poe's colleagues with a poisoner targeting the rich and famous.

A.A.Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist,he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing.The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.



A detective rings the doorbell in the middle of the night.
He wants to ask Jack Baxi some questions. Jack fears the police have come to arrest him. But things quickly take a darker, more violent turn.

He isn't here to solve a crime.
Because soon Jack is tortured and left for dead, with a young woman he's never met before.

He's here to commit a murder.
Now, running for their lives, Jack and Aisha set out on a perilous journey from Bradford to Delhi to expose a dangerous organisation - and to save the lives of the people they love...

Leeds Waterstones, Leeds
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

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