Good afternoon and welcome to this latest update, slightly delayed alas, due primarily, to the workload of recent days. Over the last couple of years, I've become a great fan of author MW Craven's books and have been privileged to record his latest stories, as well as his 'back catalogue' of earlier work.
Several weeks ago, I found myself back at Ladbroke Audio, with producer Neil Gardner, to record the fourth audio book of the series. Once again, I had great fun working with Neil and can't wait to hear the finished recording. In the meantime, here are some details:
Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused - he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp - but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.
As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim's background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene - and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken?