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Black Summer

by M. W. Craven

Part of the Washington Poe Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

Black Summer Synopsis

After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming . . .

Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He's currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe.

So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career.

Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer the only question that matters: how can someone be both dead and alive at the same time?

And then Elizabeth goes missing again - and all paths of investigation lead back to Poe.

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Black Summer Press Reviews

Dark, thrilling and unputdownable with sharply drawn characters that stride off the page -- Victoria Selman

Grabs you from the very first page. A dark and brilliantly twisted crime thriller, bringing back the inimitable Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw. You have to leave your fingerprints all over it -- Colin Falconer

One of the best British crime novels I've read in a long time. It's a great, brilliantly researched plot, not so much a whodunnit, more how the hell can that be? Simply an unputdownable page-turner -- Nick Oldham

A twisty thriller with a killer plot, backed up by solid research with characters you'll want to keep spending time with -- Ed James

Washington Poe - a rising giant in detective fiction -- Alison Bruce

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ISBN: 9781472127495
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472127495
Publication date: 12th December 2019
Author: M. W. Craven
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About M. W. Craven

Although he was born in Cumbria, Mike Craven grew up in the North East before running away to join the army when he turned sixteen. After training as an armourer for two and a half years, he spent the next ten travelling the world having fun. In 1995 he left the army and completed a degree in social work, with specialisms in criminology, psychology and substance misuse. In 1999 he joined Cumbria Probation Service as a probation officer, working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later, he took the plunge and accepted redundancy to concentrate on writing. He now ...

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