The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show

Title:The Puppet Show
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781472127433
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

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...


    The Puppet Show Reviews

  • Paromjit

    You can always tell if a piece of crime fiction is special and MW Craven's debut marks the arrival of a gifted and natural crime writer with a bright future ahead of him. Set in the sparsely populated...

  • Peter

    VengeanceThe Puppet Show is a fascinatingly dark serial killer hunt that is packed with intrigue, subterfuge, vengeance, and characters that provide such enthralling dynamics that make this a truly ou...

  • Mark

    Washington Poe!Remember his name!Tilly BradshawRemember her name!These are the lead characters in this superb thriller, I have to admit it took me a few chapters to ‘get’ them both but when I did ...

  • Melissa (Mel?s Bookshelf)

    THIS Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you write a good procedural thriller! WOW! I purchased The Puppet Show when I randomly saw it in Big W. I loved the cover. It wasn't until I got home and looked up th...

  • Lou

    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 finally, the synopsis appealed to me as it sounded...

  • NZLisaM

    This is how a Police Procedural should be done!Immolation[im-uh-ley-shuh-n]1. To kill as a religious sacrifice.2. To kill, especially by fire.There’s a serial murderer loose in North West England ...

  • Jess??

    The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven Is the first book in the Washington Poe series and what a fantastic start it is . It's an addictive read which you won't want to put down, It's fast,dark, twisted with a...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    I'm so very pleased to say that The Puppet Show is a fabulous book! I had high hopes, and you know high hopes high falls, so I'm especially glad when I realized not only is the book engrossing to read...

  • Helga

    Interesting characters, clever plot, shocking revelations, gripping story set in North West England… You ask what else? First-rate writing! And the best part…there is going to be a second one! Poe...

  • The Book Review Caf

    There is nothing more satisfying than coming across a new crime series that sets the pulse racing. I read so many crime thrillers that I find it’s getting more difficult to find one that really exci...