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/stephenboothbooksRead more Read less
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