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Summary

Poe's just hanging around on a Saturday afternoon....

Dangling from a hook in a meat packing plant isn't how Detective Sergeant Washington Poe wants to spend his weekend. He's been punched and kicked and threatened, and when a contract killer arrives, it seems things are about to go from bad to worse. He goes by the name of the Pale Man, and he and his straight-edged razor have been feared all over London for 20 years.

But Poe knows two things the Pale Man doesn't. Although it might seem like a hopeless situation, Poe has planned to be here all along. More importantly, a nerdy computer whizz-kid called Tilly Bradshaw is watching his back. And now things are about to get interesting.... 

©2022 M. W. Craven (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"A brutal and thrilling page-turner.'' (Natasha Harding, The Sun)

"A thrilling curtain raiser for what looks set to be a great new series." (Mick Herron)

"One of the most engaging teams in crime fiction." (Daily Mail)

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Excellent short story

A lot is packed into this short story, loved every second and I very rarely buy short stories as I usually feel conned, however, this one is well worth it.

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brilliant

what a great short story funny as always with Tilly and Poe. Can't wait for the next one

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More of a short story

Love this series, great narration but this isn’t a book at only 2 hours I was disappointed, not good value for a credit

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Don't bother

normally love this series but too much he said she said. poor story line,

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Poe try in motion

Cliché but true, a lot of plot in a short story with the usual Poe & Tilly interactions, would have like more but The Botanist will be here soon enough, yet again John Banks narration is in a class of its own

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Not his best

Not sure if it’s just this book but the story feels watered down and basic. Previous Washington Poe story’s have always been gripping. It might be because its a short book and had to be condensed but I found the dialogue very unimaginative and dull.