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A former newspaper journalist, Stephen Booth is the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DS Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have so far appeared in 13 crime novels, all set in and around England's Peak District.

The Cooper & Fry series has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, and Detective Constable Cooper has been a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British author. In 2003 the Crime Writers’ Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for “the author whose books have given readers most pleasure.”

The novels are sold all around the world, with translations in 15 languages, and are currently in development for a TV series. The most recent title is ALREADY DEAD,...more

I'm about to do my last event for the summer, but I start again in September - so I thought I'd post some advance details of dates coming up in the Autumn for the UK.

This is what I have booked so far, though some of the details are still to be confirmed:

Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0AT - talk to readers, with Q&A and book signi... Read more of this blog post »
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"I'm chuffed to bits to say that the first novel in my Cooper & Fry series BLACK DOG has just hit the number 1 spot on Barnes & Noble's ebook b...more "
"Thank you, Caroline. :) "
"You should definitely visit the Peak District some time, Margot! Great to hear you've been enjoying the books. :) "
"In this case, it's due to yet another change of US publisher! But I'm lucky, really. Many UK books are never published in the USA at all. "
date: June 19, 2013 02:00PM
location: Ashby Library, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, The United Kingdom
description: Stephen Booth will talk to readers, with Q&A and book signing. Free admission, no tickets required. Phone 01724 296832 or email:
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“think suicides are the saddest deaths of all. It means someone has decided that life has no part for them to play any more.”
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message 6: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for friending this mystery & paranormal author, Stephen. It's always great to connect with another author, especially one on the other side of the world.


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Stephen Booth Hi, Zoë. Been ridiculously busy. I had a new book out and moved house at the same time. Not to be recommended - especially when BT leave you without phone or internet connection for weeks as a result! Hoping to get some writing done in August, if I'm lucky! How about you?


message 4: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Stephen

Thanks for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here. Long time no see. How the hell are you?

Christine Hatfield good morning

message 2: by Jan

Jan Hi, Steve. Doing pretty well, thanks. Debating whether to attend this year's B'con dinner - not as much fun these days without my traditional con dinner partner!

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Stephen,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!

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