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Published on 26 March 2018
Event date: 10/06/2018 14:30 - 16:30 Export event
The Puppet Show - book launch
Carlisle-born M. W. Craven is building a reputation as one of the country’s leading crime writers and he will be launching the hotly anticipated The Puppet Show at the Old Fire Station on Sunday 10th June. In addition to being critically acclaimed The Puppet Show has also been snapped up for TV by Studio Lambert, producers of the award-winning Three Girls.
Bradford-based crime writer AA Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness and Girl Zero, will be interviewing M. W. Craven at this event. Bookends, Carlisle’s independent bookshop, will run a pop-up shop should anyone wish to purchase a copy.
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 . . .
“A thrilling curtain-raiser for what looks set to be a great new series.” Mick Herron, author of Slow Horses and the Jackson Lamb series.
“A Powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted and not for the faint-hearted, this is incendiary stuff, throwing a flickering flame into Cumbria’s dark and hidden places.” David Mark, author of the DS Aector McAvoy series.
“Reading The Puppet Show, we were immediately drawn to the brilliant and surprising partnership of Detective Washington Poe and analyst Tilly Bradshaw. Mike Craven has created a distinctive, darkly humorous and compelling series that we can’t wait to develop for British and worldwide television viewers.” Susan Hogg, Head of Drama: Studio Lambert.
“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. Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are an unlikely pairing that shouldn’t work, but works perfectly. I can’t wait to read where MW Craven takes this incredible crime fighting duo next.”
Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter thriller series.
“This book is twisted and dark and I loved it – not sure what that says about me!”
Simon Toyne, author of the Sanctus Trilogy
Event starts at 2.30pm
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Glasgow born Cumbrian settled Esoteric Artist and Musician & Performance Artist (singer songwriter).
The is Artwork termed 'Esoteric Art' meaning Art that comes from within.
The exhibition is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday Noon to 4pm
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Tickets: £20 Plus a Booking fee and are only available Online.
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Support from Bluestown
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Advance tickets £12
£14 on the door
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
The Magic Numbers
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Tickets: £14.00 and are available from OFS and online.
Snake Davis is one of the music world’s best kept secrets. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades.
This is a seated show
Tickets £15 in advance and £17 on the door
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall and Online
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(10/06/2018 14:30 - 16:30)