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Dead Ground

(2021)
(A book in the Washington Poe series)
A novel by

 
 
'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


Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused - he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp - but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.

As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim's background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene - and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken . . .

Praise for M W Craven:

'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!'
David Mark

'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

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Fantastic." - Martina Cole


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Hardback Editions

June 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead Ground (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-3197-5 / 978-1-4721-3197-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

November 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Dead Ground (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-3200-9 / 978-1-4721-3200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Ground
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-3198-3 / 978-1-4721-3198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Ground
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Ground (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU