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Stephen Booth

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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 14 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 THE CORPSE BRI

Libraries have always been very important to me, and I think they're particularly vital in communities where there isn't much else available.

Edlington, near Doncaster, is a former coal mining area which is said to be one of the most deprived areas in England.

However, it now has a very nice new library located in the Martinwells Centre, a community facility which also includes doctors' surger... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.79 · 13,038 ratings · 1,068 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
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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 "
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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.


Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery

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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