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Published on 08 May 2019
Event date: 20/06/2019 19:30 Export event
The Old Fire Station is delighted to host the publication day launch of the eagerly anticipated follow up to M.W. Craven's best-selling, award-winning The Puppet Show. Mike will be held to account by fellow local author: international thriller writer, Matt Hilton.
There’s a storm 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.
Praise for Black Summer:
'I cannot recall the last time I binge read a novel in 36 hours . . .How does a dead woman come back to life. WHAT. A. PLOT! Truly mind-blowing' A. A. Dhand
'Washington Poe - a rising giant in detective fiction' Alison Bruce
'A twisty thriller with a killer plot, backed up by solid research with characters you'll want to keep spending time with' Ed James
'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 a how-the-hell-can-that-be? Simply an unputdownable
page-turner' Nick Oldham
'Black Summer 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
'Dark and twisted in all the right places. Poe is a great mix of compelling, complex & charismatic, and well on his way to becoming one of the standout characters in crime fiction' Robert
'A book that shines with tension, wit and invention' William Shaw
'In Tilly and Poe, MW Craven has created a stand-out duo who are two of the most compelling characters in crime fiction in recent years. They deserve to join the ranks of Holmes and Watson, Rebus and Clarke, Hill and Jordan . . .' Fiona Cummins
'Dark, thrilling and unputdownable with sharply drawn characters that stride off the page' Victoria Selman
‘Another spectacular and grisly installment from the dark mind of MW CRAVEN. He just keeps getting better and better as especially does the wonderful Tilly. Gripping. Taut. Twisty Everything you could ask for in a thriller from a writer of his caliber’ Imran Mahmood
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Support from Dumfries based rock foursome - The Lutras and twenty year old acoustic Cumbrian singer-songwriter Melanie Baker
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
THIS IS A STANDING SHOW
May's Jazz Jam.
Bring your instrument or voice and join in with Roz Sluman's Big Shoes Band at this monthly Jam Session, or simply come down and enjoy the vibe. Have a drink and lunch in a welcoming environment.
Players: £5 // Audience Free
American alternative rock band Wheatus are back on tour and stopping off in Carlisle.
Support from Frank Hamilton + Gabrielle Sterbenz & Lady Danger
Tickets are £16.50 and are available online and via OFS.
ChameleonsVox is the latest incarnation of The Chameleons from the UK, one of the most widely influential guitar bands of the 80's.
Tickets are £22 plus a booking fee and are available online.
Hue & Cry **SOLD OUT**
Hue & Cry Bitter Suite 30th Anniversary Piano & Vocal shows
THIS IS A SEATED SHOW
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
We welcome back one of the most successful groups in Motown, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Tickets: £22.50 and are available online only
Under Northern Skies
Under Northern Skies is special exhibition of poetry, drawing and writing bringing together people and place.
June 5th to 26th
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays 12 - 4pm
(05/06/2019 10:00 - 26/06/2019 16:00)
(08/06/2019 20:00 - 22:45)