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......
|Title||:||The Puppet Show (Washington Poe #1)|
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The Puppet Show (Washington Poe #1) Reviews
After a body turned up with Washington Poe carved in it. Cumbria Police knew they needed extra help. This was the 3rd body to turn up. Brining in the NCA, they needed one man. The problem was he had left under a cloud and living in isolation.
Washington Poe was not a typical police officer. Not one for lip service he was not afraid to ruffle feathers to get the job done, usually resulting in angering the higher ranking officers. He had high regards for justice and would always fight for the littl ...more
Absolutely brilliant. Could not put it down. Fast paced, excellent writing, extremely clever plot and fantastic characters. Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw make the book. Top of my list for psychological-thriller for the year (and a debut novelist...can’t wait for another novel)!
Good Lord , Detective Poe is an interesting character isn't he?
This was a great read, full of twists and turns and a very frightening killer. Detective Poe is amazing, a well developed character who I am eager to read more of!
Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it!
It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL love a bit of sinister looking cover art don't we? The synopsis gives you that 'oooh, this could be juicy' feeling. And it gets put right to the top of that enormous TBR, winking at you, beckoning you to pick it up. Th ...more
There is nothing more satisfying than coming across a new crime series that sets the pulse racing. I read so many crime thrillers that I find it’s getting more difficult to find one that really excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks off! What a fabulous start to a “must read series”.I knew from the shocker of an opening chapter The Puppet Show was going to be an exhilarating and thrilling read, I loved this novel for so many reasons, with a gri ...more
Really enjoyed this one, evident from the fact that I read it all today. A proper crime thriller with a really great detective. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for book 2!
Oh My Goodness Me! Having read a couple of the authors other books, I knew I would be in for a good reading experience, I hadn't been prepared to be totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant!
There are so many detective books out there that I think it can be hard for an author to make their's stand out. M.W. Craven has well and truly gone for gold with his new series. Poe and Bradshaw have got to be the most amazing characters I have ever come across and it has left m ...more
Visit the locations in the novel
Oh dear all that is good with the world
Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep?
Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostly puppet floating infront of my eyes.
Burnt bodies at the Lake District. A kick ass crime fighting duo. Sharp clear writing and another author to covet. Eeeh the days of Punch and Judy have changed somewhat!
This puppet show is WAY ...more