Stephen Booth (* 1952 in Burnley) ist ein englischer Krimiautor. Bekanntheit erlangte er vor allem durch die Krimireihe „Cooper and Fry“.
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Around the ancient cave system in Derbyshire are thronging tourists, a medieval castle, and the thriving town of Castleton. With its underground tunnels and caverns, it’s the perfect place for a man to hide—or vanish. Detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are looking for such a man, one who is on a murderous rampage.
Band 5 der Serie. „This was very good! The mystery was intriguing and I was immersed into it from the first page! I admire the characters and how real they appear. I felt I was in the story by the scenic descriptions of the villages, and the caverns.“ (Leser) (80 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 661 Seiten noch günstig?
The anonymous phone calls indicate a disturbed mind with an unnatural passion for death. Cooper and Fry are hoping against hope that the caller is just a harmless crank having some sick fun. But the clues woven through his disturbing messages point to the possibility of an all-too-real crime … especially when women begin to disappear.
Band 6 der Serie. „Few if any can give you thee feel of rural England as Stephan Booth. You can feel the drizzel and the sun shine and you get to know the inhabitants too.“ (Leser) (56 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 608 Seiten noch günstig?
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The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for his holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge.
Band 14 der Serie. „I love the Cooper and Fry series, and honestly believe it’s about the best crime series out at the moment. Each book is a stand alone mystery but it’s the back stories and characters that keep you coming back.“ (Leser) (163 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 401 Seiten noch günstig?
Residents of the Peak District are used to tourists descending on its soaring hills and brooding valleys. However, this summer brings a different kind of visitor to the idyllic landscape, leaving behind bodies and secrets. A series of suicides throughout the Peaks throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire’s E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts – with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up.
Band 16 der Serie. „Loved the descriptive writing. Could picture the scene in your minds eye. Good story lines and easy reading.“ (Leserin) (110 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 464 Seiten noch günstig?
Ten years ago, Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower’s remains, and the case against him collapsed. But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper – because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.
Band 17 der Serie. „The main story mixes revenge with a sympathetic understanding of what makes people tick. The secondary plot mixes prejudice with the political background of the movement against European immigration and at the end people trafficking.“ (Leser) (113 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 400 Seiten noch günstig?
The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life. For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.
Band 18 der Serie. „Typical Stephen Booth. Well written, bringing the Peak District to life and weaving strands of different stories together.“ (Leser) (90 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 384 Seiten noch günstig?