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The Puppet Show

(2018)
(The first book in the Washington Poe series)
A novel by

 
 
Welcome to The Puppet Show....

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.

He is reluctantly partnered with brilliant but socially awkward civilian analyst Tilly Bradshaw, and 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....

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A thrilling curtain raiser for what looks set to be a great new series." - Mick Herron

"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

"A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted, and not for the faint hearted!" - David Mark

"Mike Craven is a forceful new voice in British crime fiction." - Caro Ramsay


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Used availability for M W Craven's The Puppet Show

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Puppet Show (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2743-9 / 978-1-4721-2743-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Puppet Show (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2745-5 / 978-1-4721-2745-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Puppet Show (Washington Poe)
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-4721-2744-7 / 978-1-4721-2744-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Puppet Show
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-78771-416-0 / 978-1-78771-416-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Puppet Show
Author(s): M W Craven
ISBN: 1-78771-451-9 / 978-1-78771-451-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Puppet Show: Washington Poe, Book 1
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Puppet Show: Washington Poe, Book 1
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Puppet Show: Washington Poe, Book 1
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Puppet Show (Washington Poe Book 1)
Author(s): M W Craven
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU