The Curator

The Curator

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 04/06/2020
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It's Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6

Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency's Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren't even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?

And when a disgraced FBI agent gets in touch things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn't think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he's dealing with someone far, far worse - a man who calls himself the Curator.

And nothing will ever be the same again ...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472131966
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 594g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 38 mm

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The Curator
Fantastic crime thriller
Disembodied fingers are appearing in seemingly random locations, all left next to the phrase #BSC6. Can Poe and Bradshaw discover the link before it’s too ... READ MORE
The Curator
Lots of Tilly in this one!!
Thank you to Mike for this early review copy, excellent book cover by the way. If you are part of #TeamTilly then you will be pleased to hear that she fea... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Curator
Twisty, sick and funny - a splendid story that you can't miss! Order yours now!
Mike Craven's 6th book - and the 3rd in Poe & Tilly series was my most anticipated book of 2020. I'm honoured that I could be the first reader and I have t... READ MORE
Ania Kierczynska
The Curator
Simply brilliant!
The Curator is one of 2020’s MUST reads. This is an exhilarating, chilling thrill ride with a devastatingly dark plot. With characters to love, action in a... READ MORE
Stu Cummins
The Curator
BRILLIANT! Full 5 stars from me....
The Puppet Master one of my favourite books of 2019. I shouted about Black Summer and now its time to introduce The Curator. Its been a pleasure to read vi... READ MORE
The Curator
Poe and Tilly are back!
Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are back! This is the 3rd in the series featuring the unconventional detective duo and this time they face a ghoulish op... READ MORE
Graeme Lynch
The Curator
Loved it
Wow ... just wow!! Why have I not read any of this series before? Where have I been living to have missed them? I must have been walking around with my ... READ MORE
The Curator
Another gruesome outing for Bradshaw and Poe
A proposal goes drastically wrong when a woman opens a present to find two severed fingers instead of a ring. When two more sets of fingers are found and t... READ MORE
Janet E
The Curator
Addictive, adrenaline raising, delicious, exciting stuff.
If crack cocaine were a book, it would be The Curator. Immensely anticipated, even better when it arrives and as soon as you have devoured it, you know you... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The Curator
Chilling and clever instalment, although not my favourite.
The 3rd instalment of Washington Poe is interesting, nerve-racking and just as unforgettable as its predecessors, The Puppet Show and Black Summer. The C... READ MORE
The Curator
Superb Crime Story
M W Craven's third novel featuring Washington Poe & Tilly Bradshaw is another great adventure. This time around the National Crime Agency try to connect a ... READ MORE
Bill  Lynas
The Curator
This is a tremendous book with a flawless plot that had me analysing every page.
The third book in M.W. Craven’s Washington Poe series opens with brutal scenes of a woman tied down, barely conscious. She then has two of her fingers chop... READ MORE
Whispering Stories
The Curator
Highly recommended
This is such a strong series and this may well be the best so far. Its Christmas and there’s a serial killer in Cumbria leaving body parts with a coded mes... READ MORE
The Curator
The Curator by M W Craven
With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the arc, which I have enjoyed reading. There is something addictive about Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
The Curator
Absolutely brilliant
The dynamic trio rides again! DS Washington Poe, analyst Tilly Bradshaw and grumpily pregnant DI Stephanie Flynn of the NCA are back in Cumbria to help ide... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Curator
Another superb book
The Curator is the third book in the Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw crime fighting partnership, the first two books were excellent and The Curator is no... READ MORE
Sheila Moore
The Curator
Highly recommend
The Curator by M W craven is the third in the Poe and Tilly series and what an outstanding read it is. When I received a copy of this I whooped with joy. T... READ MORE
Michellle De Alwis
The Curator
One of your must reads of 2020
Really big twist no one will ever see coming ends The Curator on a high. The final showdown setting with The Curator raises this book to the next level. Po... READ MORE
Charlotte  Pawson
The Curator
Cleverly complex and twisted
When my proof copy of The Curator arrived I was ridiculously excited as Poe and Tilly are my favourite crime fighting duo. M.W Craven brilliantly balances ... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
The Curator
A must read, Poe and Tilly are back
Wow, a fantastic 5 ⭐️ Read from Mr Craven. This series has to be my favourite, with Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw two of the best characters. I love th... READ MORE
Jacqueline Sharp
The Curator
The curator is the 3rd book in the Washington Poe series. I regretfully had not read the first two books of the series before diving straight into this one... READ MORE
Emma Savage
The Curator
The Curator
I can really write my review using only three words: Read. This. Book. Actually, I can expand a little to also encourage latecomers to the series to read T... READ MORE
The Curator
Consistently top-notch thriller writing!
M.W. Craven delivers again on this, his third Poe police crime novel. It's a non-stop thrill ride as Poe and Tilly investigate three murders that appear to... READ MORE
Daren Kearl
The Curator
Absolutely love this series
Absolutely love this series, the other two books have been amazing but I think this one is one notch up in brilliance. The two main characters work as a fa... READ MORE
Annette Thomas