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  • Location: Lake District

Black Summer

Black Summer

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2000s: Detective Sergeant Washington Poe’s second case

  • ISBN: 978-1472127464
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

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.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to The Lake District with MW Craven

It never looks the way you imagine when you read a MW Craven book! Ha! This is the dark and mysterious version. One where people can go missing and reappear many years later, where bodies can be hidden in very remote areas and where a police investigation will require driving through remote and rural villages, settlements. This setting is stunning to look at and visit but driving round as a policeman from one place to another is quite a challenge!

There’s a celebrity chef and restaurant in the small village of Alston where the story starts. There’s some characters working in the library too! It’s  a small knit community so when the victim of a suspected murder years earlier walks back into town…..

The investigation to find out the truth sees Poe visit villages around the Lake District including Kendal and Penrith. There’s two interesting spots up near Carlisle but you have to read the book to find out why they are important!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Black Summer

Destination: Alston, Lake District  Author/guide:  MW Craven   Departure: 2000s

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