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)|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|Url Type||:||Home » Download » The Puppet Show (Washington Poe #1)|
The Puppet Show (Washington Poe #1) Reviews
"The Puppet Show" is a skillful, dark and gripping murder mystery by M.W. Craven set in in and around the ancient moorlands and stone circles of Cumbria. A serial killer is setting people alight, alive in the stones circles, he leaves only one clue on the third victim, he carved the name of Washington Poe onto his victim, who is currently on suspension from the NCA, with no other options, they have no choice but to bring him in on the case. Steph Flynn, Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are sent ...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)!
Hugely enjoyed this! A great story but the best of all the wonderful things about this novel were the fantastic, memorable characters. How I love Tilly! And I loved the Cumbria setting. All the stars. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
This author is good, very good. A cracking story from the first page to the last. Well written and flows well. I do hope that we come across "Tilly " again at some stage a really fabulous character. Will be reading more form this guy.
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
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 days!!!! The Puppet Show is one of those books that you want to start messaging people about the very minute you finish it to tell them how bloody brilliant it is and that they need to read it RIGHT NOW!! Which I did and then wondered how the hell I was going to write a review to do this book justice and get everyone else to read it too! So forgive me if I can’t convey how AMAZING this book is but I’m going to try!
The Puppet Show is the full package for lovers of gruesome crime thrillers! ...more
I really don’t have enough words to describe just how much I loved this book it has to be one of my top reads of the year if not out of all the books I have read it was amazing. Poe and Tilly were for me by far two of the best characters I have read in book I fell in love with both and I really hope that this series will continue as I miss them already. Beautifully written and a fantastic story and if I could give more than 5 stars I would .. A perfect book and thank you M.W. Craven it was amazi ...more