The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 07/06/2018
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Synopsis

'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

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.

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 ...

'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

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472127433
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 588g
  • Dimensions: 244 x 163 x 30 mm

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The Puppet Show
A Super Introduction to the World of Washington Poe
I cannot wait for another dose of Washington Poe, a most engaging detective. The story here is set in the Lake District and the Immolation Man haunts its p... READ MORE
peter_badger
The Puppet Show
A gripping and very descriptive thriller
A gripping and very descriptive debut novel. Be prepared to put your life on hold while you read this book. Follow Poe and Tilly while they journey into th... READ MORE
karen cairns
The Puppet Show
Thriler of the year - so far! Can it hold the title until 31 Dec?
Firstly, thank you to the lovely Mari Hannah for suggesting I might enjoy this! How right she was. I had never heard of M W Craven before. Thank you to him... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Puppet Show
Brilliant start to what promises to be a great series!
A little over a year ago I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a book called Body Breaker written by Mike Craven (that's Mike Craven as in M.W. Crave... READ MORE
@damppebbles
The Puppet Show
If you enjoy gritty police procedurals, a touch of the macabre, horror or serial killer thrillers then this is a book for you!
This is a belter of a debut novel and I am already burning (hahaha) for the next in the series! The main characters are so well written and fleshed out tha... READ MORE
Inked Book Reviews
The Puppet Show
This is a belter of a debut novel and I am already burning (hahaha) for the next in the series!
The main characters are so well written and fleshed out that you cant help but like them, especially Tilly. For me she stole the show! Poe makes an intere... READ MORE
Inked Book Reviews
The Puppet Show
An exciting, vivid, technicolour read with great characters, brilliant plotting and lots of action.
Excellent. Just loved it. The Puppet Show is really good storytelling married with strong and coherent plotting and a couple of protagonists who really eng... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The Puppet Show
Brilliant, just brilliant!
Oh My Goodness Me! Having read a couple of the authors other books, I knew I would be in for a good reading experience, I hadn't been prepared to be totall... READ MORE
sarah hardy
The Puppet Show
The desolation of the Lake District alongside the horror of the method of killing work so well together!
There are three reasons why I requested this - firstly, the endorsements of Peter James and A.A. Dhand, both authors I love. Secondly, the cover, and final... READ MORE
Lou
The Puppet Show
Come meet the 'Immolation Man'
I cannot wait for another dose of Washington Poe, a most engaging detective. The story here is set in the Lake District and the Immolation Man haunts its p... READ MORE
peter_badger
The Puppet Show
Unputdownable...
It was stunning! This novel was dark and twisty in all the right places, after all, they are hunting a terribly vicious serial killer, but it also has laug... READ MORE
aGirlWithherHeadStuckinaBook
The Puppet Show
Great characters
This is a good story, well told but what sets it above the many others in this genre is Poe and Tilly. They are definitely an odd couple but a good example... READ MORE
Homeburd
The Puppet Show
Loved it
This is a truly fabulous dark thriller, a debut from M.W Craven which I sure is going to be a bestseller for 2018. The characters are well written and you... READ MORE
Kellie Clarke
The Puppet Show
This is a belter of a debut novel and I am already burning (hahaha) for the next in the series!
This is a belter of a debut novel and I am already burning (hahaha) for the next in the series! The main characters are so well written and fleshed out tha... READ MORE
Inked Book Reviews
The Puppet Show
5/5
Cover very intriguing! Really enjoyed this novel, plenty of twists and turns throughout. Recommended, 5/5.
Abigail Davies
The Puppet Show
Fab Debut! Five Stars!
Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me... READ MORE
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