In M W Craven’s The Puppet Show, disgraced cop Washington Poe is dragged into the investigation of a serial killer known as The Immolation Man when his name is discovered carved into a victim’s chest. Poe is soon digging below the glittery veneer of local high society to reveal its dark secrets.
The Puppet Show is just great. A gripping, breathless, twisting and turning crime thriller that is gritty but never grim, despite its dark subject matter. The Puppet Show‘s characters are all really well-drawn and the interactions between them are marvellous. There is a lot of warmth and humour in The Puppet Show, too and I look forward to the next book in the series. Highly recommended.