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978-0349135540

The Botanist

The Botanist

by M. W. Craven

Publisher Constable

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About the book

Detective Sergeant Washington Poe can count on one hand the number of friends he has. And he'd still have his thumb left. There's the insanely brilliant, guilelessly innocent civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw of course. He's known his beleaguered boss, Detective Inspector Stephanie Flynn for years as he has his nearest neighbour, full-time shepherd/part-time dog sitter, Victoria.

And then there's Estelle Doyle. It's true the caustic pathologist has never walked down the sunny side of the street but this time has she gone too far? Shot twice in the head, her father's murder appears to be an open and shut case. Estelle has firearms discharge residue on her hands, and, in a house surrounded by fresh snow, hers are the only footprints going in. Since her arrest she's only said three words: 'Tell Washington Poe.'

Meanwhile, a poisoner the press have dubbed the Botanist is sending high profile celebrities poems and pressed flowers. The killer seems to be able to walk through walls and, despite the advance notice he gives his victims, and regardless of the security measures the police take, he seems to be able to kill with impunity.

For a man who hates locked room mysteries, this is going to be the longest week of Washington Poe's life . . .

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About the Author

M. W. Craven

Multi-award winning, Sunday Times bestselling author M. W. Craven was born in Carlisle but grew up in Newcastle. Hejoined the army at sixteen, leaving ten years later to complete a degree in social work. Seventeen years after taking up a probation officer role in Cumbria, at the rank of assistant chief officer, he became a full-time author. The Puppet Show, the first book in his Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw series, was published by Little, Brown in 2018 and went on to win the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger. Black Summer, the second in the series, was longlisted for the Gold Dagger as wasbook three, The CuratorDead Ground won the CWA Steel Dagger in 2022 and The Botanist won the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year in 2023. The series has now been translated into twenty-seven languages. Fearless, the first thriller in the new US-set, Ben Koenig series, was published by Flatiron Books in the US and by Little, Brown in the UK in 2023. It was an instant Sunday Times bestseller and will soon be a major TV series. The Mercy Chair, published in June 2024, is the sixth in the Washington Poe series.

 

 

M. W. Craven lives in Carlisle with his wife, Joanne and when he isn't talking nonsense in the pub, he can usually be found at punk gigs and writing festivals up and down the country.

 

 

Website: mwcraven.com

Twitter: @MWCravenUK

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