Cumbrian author Mike Craven will be at Carlisle Waterstones on Saturday July 29th July from 11am. The Carlisle based crime thriller author who was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award with his first novel, Born In A Burial Gown, will be back at the store with his new DI Avison Fluke thriller featuring Cumbria’s Force Major Incident Team in Body Breaker.
“The new novel, Body Breaker, like the previous one is set in Cumbria and follows the same investigation team introduced in the debut novel, and the short story collection, Assume Nothing, Challenge Everything, Believe Nobody,” Mike said.
The novel has already been enthusiastically welcomed gaining excellent reviews and praise.
Mike’s new novel opens with a grisly find as a severed hand is found on a Cumbrian golf course.
Investigating a severed hand found on the 3rd green of a Cumbrian golf course was not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke had planned to spend his Saturday. So, when a secretive unit from London swoop 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 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, made a pact with the devil and been arrested under the terrorism act.
But Fluke is only getting started. A voice has called out to him from beyond the grave and he has no intention of ignoring it.
Body Breaker is published by Caffeine Nights Publishing in paperback and on eBook and available online and from all good book stores.