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Caro Carver
Caro Carver: Bad Tourists
CJ Cooke: The Lighthouse Witches


Caro Carver (aka CJ Cooke):
Bad Tourists

Wednesday 17 July 2024
Waterstones, Unit 72, Midsummer Place
Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA

Starts: 7pm. £5 (includes discount on hardback purchases)

The holiday of their lives, or a holiday to die for? And who left the body on the beach?...


Fans of C.J. Cooke will be thrilled to know that she has now written a blistering summer thriller under the name Caro CarverBad Tourists follows best friends Darcy, Camilla and Kate, who have just landed in to the Maldives for a luxury holiday at the exclusive Sapphire Island Resort. They can't wait for ten days of scorching sun, crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches - and the chance to put a traumatic shared past behind them. But what awaits them is a murderous revenge plot that none of them saw coming.

Or did they?

Waterstones Milton Keynes, supported by Milton Keynes Literary Festival, are delighted to welcome Caro Carver for the second of our new ‘Bookshop Series’ events. Caro will be in conversation with editor and MK Lit Fest Project Manager, Flora Rees.

About Caro Carver
Caro Carver (aka C.J. Cooke) lives in Scotland with her husband and four children. She is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, teaches for the Faber Academy and the Curtis Brown Academy, and regularly speaks on panels and hosts events on writing.


Caro is happiest when travelling and takes inspiration from her travels to write her books. Bad Tourists is her first book written under the pseudonym of Caro Carver: she is also published by HarperCollins as C.J. Cooke for her gothic thrillers.

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Flora Rees

About Flora Rees
Flora Rees has over 20 years’ experience in publishing, editing bestselling authors including Victoria Hislop and Alison Weir. She is now a freelance editor and MK Lit Fest’s Project Manager, working with published authors and those taking their first steps towards publication.​

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