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The Puppet Show (Washington Poe 1) - M. W. Craven

The Puppet Show (Washington Poe 1) - M. W. Craven

This is book № 648 of an exclusive edition of 750 copies

Title: The Puppet Show

Author:  M. W. Craven

ISBN:  9781472127433

Weight:  889g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing



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The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven

Welcome to the Puppet Show…

A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles.  He leaves no clues and the police are helpless.

When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of.

Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant, but socially awkward, civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see.  The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.

As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined.  And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he’s ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive…

Peer & Press Reviews

A brilliant start to what promises to be a fantastic series; get it now or kick yourself for missing out.

Graham Smith, author of Fear in the Lakes

Washington Poe is a name destined to be spoken by crime fiction enthusiasts everywhere: Britain’s answer to Harry Bosch.  The Puppet Show is a wickedly, twisting and turning, mystery that will have readers breathlessly turning the pages until the final shocking conclusion.

Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter series

Satisfyingly twisty and clever and the flashes of humour work well to offer the reader respite from the thrill of the read.

Michael J. Malone, author of After He Died

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Puppet Show
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of 750 books was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each copy has a tipped-in title / number authentication page, which confirms the book’s printed number.

Book number 648 of 750
Series Washington Poe – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title / number authentication page
Ephemera Promotional bookmark
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

CWA Gold Dagger 2019 – shortlist

Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2019 - shortlist

Dead Good Reader Awards 2019 – shortlist (Dish Served Cold)

Book Stats
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Constable
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781472127433
ISBN 10 1472127439
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 342
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Julie Winspear
Design Sean Garrehy - LBBG
Background images Shutterstock

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