Lost River (Cooper and Fry Crime Series)

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9780007243495: Lost River (Cooper and Fry Crime Series)

A 'Sunday Times' bestseller in the UK, LOST RIVER is the 10th novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper & Fry series, set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District.

A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl in picturesque Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Nields, the dead girl's family.

As he gets to know them, Cooper begins to suspect that one of them is harbouring a secret - a secret that the whole family might be willing to cover up.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Diane Fry has a journey of her own to make - a journey back to her roots. As she finds herself drawn into an investigation of her own among the inner-city streets of Birmingham, Fry realises there is only one person she can rely on to provide the help she needs.

But that man is Ben Cooper, and he's back in Derbyshire, where his suspicions are leading him towards a shocking discovery on the banks of another Peak District river...

"Booth does a wonderful job." - Los Angeles Times

"Simultaneously classic, contemporary and haunting." - Mysterious Bookshop, New York

"Intelligent and substantive crime fiction, rich with complex characters." - Library Journal

"Booth has firmly joined the elite of Britain's top mystery writers." - Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Crime fiction for the thinking man or woman, and damnably hard to put down." - January Magazine

"Highly recommended - a great series!" - Seattle Mystery Books

"Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are the most interesting team to arrive on the mystery scene in a long while." - Rocky Mountain News

"One of our best story tellers." - Sunday Telegraph

"There are few, if any, contemporary writers who do this as well as Stephen Booth." - Arena magazine

"Booth is a modern master of rural noir." - The Guardian

"Booth delivers some of the best crime fiction in the UK." - Manchester Evening News

"If you read only one new crime writer this year, he's your man." - Yorkshire Post

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About the Author:

Stephen Booth is a multiple award winning British crime writer. He is best known as the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have appeared in twelve novels, all set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. 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 series is published all around the world, and has been translated into 15 languages. The latest titles are THE DEVIL'S EDGE and DEAD AND BURIED. A former newspaper journalist, Stephen was born in Lancashire in the North West of England. He lives in a Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire with his wife Lesley, three cats and one goat. His website is at: http://www.stephen-booth.com

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Praise for Dying to Sin: 'Clever, intricate plot! Cooper is an ascendant Lewis to Fry's lonely, bitter Morse in this! gripping procedural' Financial Times Praise for Scared to Live: 'It's easy to see why Stephen Booth's novels are so popular. The Peak District's awesome scenery is an ideal background for a murder or two; he has developed his two principal characters into rounded personalities and he always gives them an intriguing mystery to investigate' Sunday Telegraph 'A modern master of rural noir' Guardian 'Booth's aim is to portray the darkness that lies below the surface! in this he succeeds wonderfully well' Daily Mail 'Ingenious plotting and richly atmospheric' Reginald Hill Praise for Stephen Booth: 'The complex relationship between [Cooper and Fry] is excellently drawn, and is combined with an intriguing plot and a real sense of place: Stephen Booth is an author to keep an eye on' Evening Standard 'Stephen Booth makes high summer in Derbyshire as dark and terrifying as midwinter' Val McDermid 'A leading light of British crime writing' Guardian

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