Gritty, dark, atmospheric Peak District whodunit. It’s his sixth in the series, well worth becoming hooked on.
Comparison: Reginald Hill, Barbara Vine, Graham Hurley.
Similar this month: John Harvey, Quintin Jardine.
‘It’s perfectly simple. All you have to do is find the dead place’
The anonymous caller who taunts the Police with talk of an imminent killing could be a hoaxer, his descriptions of death and decomposition a sick fantasy. But Detective Diane Fry is certain she’s dealing with a murderer. The voice – so eerily, shiveringly calm – invites the police to meet the ‘flesh eater’. Fry fears it may already be too late to save the next victim.
DC Ben Cooper, meanwhile, is looking into Derbyshire’s first case of body snatching. The investigation takes him into the dark, secret world of those whose lives revolve around the dead and their disposal – from funeral directors to crematorium staff and a professor whose speciality is the study of death.
Where is the dead place? And what terrible deeds are done there?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
‘A dark Derbyshire mystery…not for the squeamish’ Daily Mail
‘A thoroughly enjoyable book from one of Britain’s best crime writers’ Sunday Telegraph
Publication date: 01/02/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||1st February 2006|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Born in Lancashire, Stephen Booth has been a newspaper and magazine journalist for 25 years. He has worked as a rugby reporter, a night shift sub-editor on the ‘Scottish Daily Express’ and Production Editor of the ‘Farming Guardian’ magazine, in addition to spells on local newspapers in the North of England. Stephen lives in a Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire with his wife, three cats and three goats. His debut crime novel ‘Black Dog’ was the first in a series set in the Peak District and featuring young Derbyshire police detectives Ben Cooper and ...More About Stephen Booth