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Black Summer

(2019)
(The second book in the Washington Poe series)
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'A brutal and thrilling page-turner' The Sun

'Compelling' Heat

'The best pure mystery plot of the year'Morning Star

'Gleefully gory and witty, with a terrific sense of place'Sunday Mirror

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After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming . . .

Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He's currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe.

So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career.

Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer the only question that matters: how can someone be both dead and alive at the same time?

And then Elizabeth goes missing again - and all paths of investigation lead back to Poe.

The gripping new thriller in the Washington Poe series from M. W. Craven, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 2019.

*Longlisted for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger 2020*

Praise for MIKE CRAVEN

'Dark, sharp and compelling' PETER JAMES

'Fantastic' MARTINA COLE

'Britain's answer to Harry Bosch' MATT HILTON

'A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent' DAVID MARK

'Truly mind-blowing' A. A. Dhand

'A book thatshines with tension, wit and invention' William Shaw

'Washington Poe - a rising giant in detective fiction' Alison Bruce

'A twisty thriller with a killer plot Ed James

'I loved this book!' Jo Jakeman

'One of the best British crime novels I've read in a long time . . . Simply an unputdownable page-turner' Nick Oldham

'Grabs you from the very first page. A dark and brilliantly twisted crime thriller' Colin Falconer

'Dark and twisted in all the right places' Robert Scragg

'In Tilly and Poe, MW Craven has created a stand-out duo who are two of the most compelling characters in crime fiction in recent years' Fiona Cummins

'Dark, thrilling and unputdownable' Victoria Selman

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for M W Craven's Black Summer

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Black Summer (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-3249-1 / 978-1-4721-3249-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Summer (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2746-3 / 978-1-4721-2746-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Summer (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2749-8 / 978-1-4721-2749-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Summer (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2747-1 / 978-1-4721-2747-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Black Summer
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-78771-638-4 / 978-1-78771-638-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Black Summer
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-78771-671-6 / 978-1-78771-671-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Summer: Washington Poe, Book 2
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Black Summer: Washington Poe, Book 2
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Summer: Washington Poe, Book 2
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Summer: Washington Poe, Book 2
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Summer (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU