The Puppet Show

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 soci A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and ...

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Title:The Puppet Show
Author:M.W. Craven
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1472127439
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Puppet Show Reviews

  • Andy Weston
    Sep 26, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

  • Karen
    Jan 14, 2019

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    May 14, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

  • Lisa *OwlBeSatReading*
    May 29, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

  • Kate
    Jun 10, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

    'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Washington Poe doesn't believe in doing nothing. He's always looking for answers and clues to help him solve an ever increasingly complex case. He is also one of the best characters to have been created in ...

    My first full book and first 5 star review of the year! Really enjoyed this, I liked the authors writing style and they way it flowed, the story, the characters and especially the atmospheric location having visited some of the places myself. I read this over two days and didn't wa...

    Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to more from this author. Fuller review to follow. ...

    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. ...

  • Inna
    Jul 29, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

  • Raven
    Jan 15, 2019

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

  • Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
    Dec 22, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

  • Keith Nixon
    May 12, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    May 31, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

  • Kat
    Jun 15, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

    'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Washington Poe doesn't believe in doing nothing. He's always looking for answers and clues to help him solve an ever increasingly complex case. He is also one of the best characters to have been created in ...

    My first full book and first 5 star review of the year! Really enjoyed this, I liked the authors writing style and they way it flowed, the story, the characters and especially the atmospheric location having visited some of the places myself. I read this over two days and didn't wa...

    Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to more from this author. Fuller review to follow. ...

    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. ...

    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 a...

  • Mandy
    Jan 07, 2019

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

    'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Washington Poe doesn't believe in doing nothing. He's always looking for answers and clues to help him solve an ever increasingly complex case. He is also one of the best characters to have been created in ...

    My first full book and first 5 star review of the year! Really enjoyed this, I liked the authors writing style and they way it flowed, the story, the characters and especially the atmospheric location having visited some of the places myself. I read this over two days and didn't wa...

  • Liz Barnsley
    May 20, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Aug 03, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

  • Janet
    Dec 31, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

    'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Washington Poe doesn't believe in doing nothing. He's always looking for answers and clues to help him solve an ever increasingly complex case. He is also one of the best characters to have been created in ...

    My first full book and first 5 star review of the year! Really enjoyed this, I liked the authors writing style and they way it flowed, the story, the characters and especially the atmospheric location having visited some of the places myself. I read this over two days and didn't wa...

    Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to more from this author. Fuller review to follow. ...

  • Thebooktrail
    May 25, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

  • Sarah
    May 28, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

  • Mandy White
    Jun 06, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

  • Laura Rash
    Jul 19, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

  • Mark Tilbury
    Aug 26, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

    4,5 stars! This was so so very good! I was totally hooked from the beginning to the end, the characters were interesting and refreshing, especially Tilly (who reminded me of King's Holly Gibney, my other favourite female detective type of character), I just loved her. And the thing I r...

    Most of us have hobbies / collections that may be a little embarrassing should they become known to the wider public... for me, it?s reading crime set in the Lake District, where I live. Over the years it?s become a little like Midsomer though, and of course the large majority of w...

    Visit the locations in the novel Oh dear all that is good with the world Why do I read books which make me unable to sleep? Made the mistake of only reading a few chapters on the kindle - blue light tends to make me fall asleep - so a few hours later, I can only see ghostl...

    Don?t you just love picking up a book and being instantly gripped and grabbed from the first chapter? Well The Puppet Show is one of those books and I literally couldn?t put it down until I finished it. What can I say that hasn?t already been said? The setting in Cumbria is at...

    'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.' Washington Poe doesn't believe in doing nothing. He's always looking for answers and clues to help him solve an ever increasingly complex case. He is also one of the best characters to have been created in ...

  • Lena
    Dec 19, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

  • Paromjit
    May 17, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

  • Lou
    Jun 02, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    May 28, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...

    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! ...

    Review to follow for blog tour ...

    I actually read the last 30 or so pages repeatedly saying?oh shit oh shit oh shit?! What starts off with gore to the max turns into one of the most complicated plots ever that goes back to years of information. The flawed characters in this book are so endearing that they beg for a...

    The Puppet Show by M W Craven - what a brilliant book! I was hooked straight away - gruesome murders, a disgraced cop and great writing - what's not to love!! There is a serial killer in the Lake District - and he is burning his victims alive. When the 3rd victim is discovered with...

    So here we go springing (or crawling depending on the ratio of fruit:mince pies consumed) into the New Year with a hugely enjoyable serial killer thriller, The Puppet Show from debut author, M. W. Craven. I could easily break this down into a short list of attractive features, as it ti...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for and advance copy of The Puppet Show, a police procedural set in Cumbria, featuring DS Washington Poe of the National Crime Agency. When Tilly Bradshaw, a civilian analyst with the NCA, discovers Washington Poe's nam...

  • The Book Review Café
    May 21, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

  • G.J.
    Oct 08, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

  • Peter
    Jan 06, 2019

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

  • Mark
    Jan 03, 2019

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

  • NZLisaM
    Dec 19, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    Jun 09, 2018

    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 Cumbria with its numerous stone circles, Washington Poe, has settled into and fixing ...

    Vengeance The 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 outstanding thriller. A brilliant read. Washington Poe is an ex-Detective Inspector...

    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 the goodreads reviews that I began to get excited! Every one of my friends rated it a 4 ...

    Washington Poe! Remember his name! Tilly Bradshaw Remember 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 I REALLY did Washington is a at times a reckless cop with a past and Tilly a ...

    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 pretty dark and gruesome. Everything about this book screamed that it was going to be...

    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 ? dubbed the Immolation Man, he burns his victims alive, choosing one of...

    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, it features two new favorite characters Detective Washington Poe and very socially a...

    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 excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks...

    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 totally blown away though as this book isn't just good, it's brilliant! There are so many detective books out there that I think it ca...

    A stunning novel that I suspect will be one of the novels of 2018 if not right at the top of the pile. If you read only one book this year make sure it is the puppet show. ...

    The Puppet Show is a brilliantly twisted, horrifically wonderful serial killer thriller where the killer and thriller is totally outdone by the imaginative, engaging and purely emotionally resonant characters. Ok so we do have a mystery that is intriguing, compelling and utterly riv...

    I am having a really good run of books at the moment ! The Puppet Show is a great story, set in Cumbria, Washington Poe is tasked to track down a serial killer. He has an unlikely sidekick in the form of Tilly Bradshaw, a mathematical genius and socially awkward young woman. An unusual...

    Call me a psychic! A five star psychic! I predicted that The Puppet Show was going to be brilliant, and I was bloody right! I knew it! I just knew it! It gave me those vibes, you know what I mean? You pick up or hear about a book, feeling all attracted to the cover. Come on, we ALL ...

    ?This wasn?t about justice, Poe. It was never about justice.? ALL THE STARS!!! You dark twisty bitch of a book! I love you! So many threads to neatly bring together, so much mystery and pain, to burn. This intriguing procedural grabbed me and didn?t let go. The ...

    This is a really good crime thriller set in the sleepy Lake District. I got a bit confused between SCAS (Serious Crime Analysis Section) and NCA (National Crime Agency). It took me a while to work out that SCAS is part of NCA and not two separate teams but it doesn't distract from th...