The Curator – M.W. Craven


It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6

Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some victims anaesthetized, while others died in appalling agony? Why is their only suspect denying what they can irrefutably prove but admitting to things they weren’t even aware of? And why did the victims all take the same two weeks off work three years earlier?

And when a disgraced FBI agent gets in touch things take an even darker turn. Because she doesn’t think Poe is dealing with a serial killer at all; she thinks he’s dealing with someone far, far worse – a man who calls himself the Curator.

And nothing will ever be the same again . . .


This is another exceptionally clever and twisty story by M W Craven. Each time I read a book in this series I wonder how it could possibly top the last one but they always seem to just get better and better.

I am completely in love with Tilly and Poe as characters and loved following them on this adventure. I didn’t see the biggest twist and was also shocked by the ending.

Would recommend this series to everyone.


  1. I’ve just ordered this from the library and am really looking forward to reading it. Have you read the other series about Alvison Fluke? I loved the first one ‘Born in a Burial Gown’

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