Stephen Booth
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Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth is an award winning UK crime writer, the creator of Derbyshire police detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, who have appeared in 18 novels set in England's atmospheric Peak District. His latest novel DROWNED LIVES is a standalone historical thriller, a story of hidden family secrets among the inland waterways of South Staffordshire. Stephen has been a Gold Dagger finalist, an Anthony Award nominee, twice winner of a Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, and twice shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. DC Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author, and in 2003 the Crime Writers' Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for "the author whose books have given readers the most pleasure". The Cooper & Fry novels are published all around the world, and have been translated into 16 languages. The latest title in the series is FALL DOWN DEAD. Stephen is also the author of a previous standalone crime novel TOP HARD. A former newspaper journalist, Stephen Booth was born in the Lancashire mill town of Burnley and brought up by the sea in Blackpool. He attended Birmingham City University and worked on local newspapers in the North and Midlands of England before his first novel BLACK DOG was published in 2000. He lives in Nottinghamshire. Visit the author's website at: http://www.stephen-booth.com Follow Stephen Booth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephenbooth Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephenboothbooks

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    • Drowned Lives

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man demanding help in healing a decades-old family rift, he sends the stranger away. But then the old man is murdered, and the police arrive on the Chris's doorstep asking questions to which he has no answers....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and Tedious

    • By Stewart Webb on 25-08-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Kill Call

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Will Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local foxhunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Yet an anonymous caller reports the same body lying half a mile away....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kill Call

    • By Mavis on 28-03-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Fall Down Dead

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good story

    • By Learning is fun! on 20-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Already Dead

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 13
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's CID with a problem....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Stephen Booth at his usual brilliance.

    • By andrew on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Secrets of Death

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 16
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire's E Division are back to solve a puzzling new mystery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Audio Page Turner"

    • By h2Omoon on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Murder Road

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 15
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    When a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twisting and turning road

    • By CHRISTINA on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Dead in the Dark

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 17
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Master crime writer Stephen Booth ventures into the Peak District's dark subterranean world for a brand-new stunning and gasp-inducing Cooper and Fry thriller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Adanaya on 23-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dead and Buried

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 12
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    For DS Ben Cooper, the blazes are best left to the fire-fighters, even with the arsonists still at large....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too sad for me - though I could see it coming

    • By Learning is fun! on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Lost River

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl among crowds of visitors in the tourist hotspot of Dovedale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Learning is fun! on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Corpse Bridge

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 14
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book can we have the back catalogue please!

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £17.99

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