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The Dead Place by Stephen Booth
  

The Dead Place

Part of the Cooper and Fry Crime Series Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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.
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If you like Stephen Booth you might also like to read books by Reginald Hill, Val McDermid and Hilary Bonner.

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Synopsis

The Dead Place by Stephen Booth

‘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?

Reviews

‘A dark Derbyshire mystery…not for the squeamish’ Daily Mail

‘A thoroughly enjoyable book from one of Britain’s best crime writers’ Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Stephen Booth

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 Diane Fry. ‘Black Dog’ was named as one of the six best crime novels of 2000 by the ‘London Evening Standard’, and Reginald Hill said: “Stephen Booth’s ‘Black Dog’ sinks its teeth into you and doesn’t let you go.”

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2006

Author

Stephen Booth

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (a Format)
608 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007172085

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