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M. W. Craven was born in Carlisle but grew up in Newcastle, running away to join the army at the tender age of sixteen. He spent the next ten years travelling the world having fun, leaving in 1995 to complete a degree in social work with specialisms in criminology and substance misuse. Thirty-one years after leaving Cumbria, he returned to take up a probation officer position in Whitehaven, eventually working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later he took the plunge, accepted redundancy and became a full-time author. He now has entirely different motivations for trying to get inside the minds of criminals . . .

M. W. Craven is married and lives in Carlisle with his wife, Joanne. When he isn’t out with his springer spaniel, or
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The Curator by M.W. Craven
"Woohoo Poe and Tilly are back in one of my most anticipated reads of 2020, The Curator. This has to be one of my favourite British crime series EVER! The Curator opens with a macabre murder scene, it’s gruesome and shocking, but the perfect opening t" Read more of this review »
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"Published on June 4, the third book in the block busting series starring the stubborn down to earth DS Washington Poe and his completely awkward analyst, Tilly Bradshaw is another cracker.

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"If you think you know what's happening next, you're where he wants you to be . . .

It's Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6
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“Poe stood still and tried to untangle his mind. None of it felt right, some of the evidence contradicted other evidence-it was like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube that fought back.”
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