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Body Breaker

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472132666

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 9th January 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘This is high quality crime writing’ A A Dhand

The second dark and twisted thriller in the Avison Fluke series by M. W. Craven, the acclaimed author of The Puppet Show.

Investigating how a severed hand ends up on the third green of a Cumbrian golf course is not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke has planned to spend his Saturday. So when a secret protection unit from London swoops in quoting national security, he’s secretly pleased.

But trouble is never far away. A young woman arrives at his lakeside cabin with a cryptic message: a code known to only a handful of people and it forces Fluke back into the investigation he’s only just been barred from.

In a case that will change his life forever, Fluke immerses himself in a world of New Age travellers, corrupt cops and domestic extremists. Before long he’s alienated his entire team, has been arrested under the Terrorism Act – and has made a pact with the Devil himself. But a voice has called out to him from beyond the grave. And Fluke is only getting started…

Praise for M. W. Craven:

‘Dark, sharp and compelling’ PETER JAMES

‘Fantastic’ MARTINA COLE

‘Britain’s answer to Harry Bosch’ MATT HILTON

‘Thrilling’ MICK HERRON

‘Brilliantly inventive’ WILLIAM SHAW

‘A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent’ DAVID MARK


Satisfyingly twisty and clever and the flashes of humour work well to offer the reader respite from the thrill of the read
Michael J. Malone
I loved this book!
Jo Jakeman
A fantastic read which draws you in from the first line. Its narrative is written with such skill that I challenge any reader to deny its siren call . . . Craven's plotting kept me guessing . . . With sumptuous prose, great characters and a labyrinthine plot, Body Breaker has everything you need in a police thriller
Martina Cole
Fluke is a magnificent creation . . . Highly entertaining reading . . . Very pacey, hugely interesting, never a dull moment and with characters and a conclusion I could enjoy
Mystery People
A book that shines with tension, wit and invention
William Shaw
Dark, sharp and compelling
Peter James
A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted, and not for the faint-hearted!
David Mark
A brilliant start to what promises to be a fantastic series; get it now or kick yourself for missing out
Graham Smith
I cannot recall the last time I binge read a novel in 36 hours . . . truly mind-blowing
A. A. Dhand
Mike Craven is a forceful new voice in British crime fiction
Caro Ramsay
A thrilling curtain-raiser for what looks set to be a great new series
Mick Herron
Dark, thrilling and unputdownable with sharply drawn characters that stride off the page
Victoria Selman
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
Matt Hilton
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