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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 Puppet Show by M.W. Craven
"Good introduction to ex DI Washington Poe, brought back into the Police fraternity as he has an unconventional and direct method of finding and assimilating clues others miss. Somebody has been murdering people and leaving bodies staked to Cumbria..." Read more of this review »
The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven
"A must read and best in class police procedural. I really felt like I was part of the investigating team, trying to solve clues in my head in what is a very intricate and addictive plot. Loved the characterisations too. I really couldn't put it do..." Read more of this review »
The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven
"Brilliant crime series with a fantastic Cumbrian backdrop, a twisty, gruesome crime and some original characters to fall in love with. I am particularly fond of Tilly Bradshaw and the wonderfully unconventional Washington Poe. I’m already looking..." Read more of this review »
The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven
"A thrilling crime book with intriguing and likeable characters and a beautiful setting. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series."
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" What a lovely review, Patricia - thank you! may I ask where you got TPS from? To the best of my knowledge it shouldn't actually be available in the US ...more "
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" 20th June, Blair. Black Summer. Think you'll enjoy it . . . best wishes, Mike "
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