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M. W. Craven

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M. W. Craven was born in Carlisle and grew up in Newcastle. After spending a decade serving in the army, he obtained a social work degree and became a probation officer in Cumbria.

This background flourishes in his well-crafted crime novels, with a Gold Dagger award, Sunday Times Bestseller status, publishing deals, and translations into more than twenty languages being no surprise, thanks to a uniquely gifted writing style.

There are two series available. The wildly popular Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw double team and the Avison Fluke series. A third series featuring Ben Koenig has been announced alongside a deal that extends Poe and Bradshaw’s run.

If you like crime novels with solid twists and a special touch for humour, few writers are able to match M. W. Craven.

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For those unfamiliar with Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw, they are the detective duo of the modern era. Like Holmes and Watson, or Poirot and Hastings, it’s the personalities of these two that really make this series of books rather special. However, no agony has been spared for the other details required for the very […]

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A tough year was improved beyond measure by some great writing and some awesome music. Here’s a quick dash through the parts that really got us through the panic buying, lockdowns, and meltdowns. There were some records that really stood out this year. Therapy? delivered their Abbey Road greatest hits album, which delivers a set […]

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A macabre airfield, self-isolation, and a scenic picnic offer the backdrop for ace duo Poe and Tilly as a collection of short stories from M. W. Craven lands on our bookshelves this September. The three shorts are Killing Field, Why Don’t Sheep Shrink, and Dead Man’s Fingers – and we were lucky enough to have […]

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With two highly applauded books in the Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw series already in the line-up, The Curator would have to be a superb story to avoid disappointing fans of M. W. Craven’s newest detective duo. So, can the third installment maintain the standard set by The Puppet Show and Black Summer? Having donned […]

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For this article, I’ve done something drastic. I haven’t done this before, but I’m convinced it’s the right thing to do. I’m going to tell you about a book I haven’t yet finished. My motivation for such inexcusable behavior is twofold. Firstly, if I wrote anything that would detract from the ending in this book […]