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Stephen Booth

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A former newspaper journalist, British author Stephen Booth is the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, who have appeared in 17 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 16 languages. The most recent titles are SECRETS OF DEATH and DEAD IN THE DARK, with a new book FALL
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Stephen Booth Hi, Seamus. Probably in the summer, when there are lots of other visitors. Safety in numbers, you know... :) And it's great to hear you enjoyed the…moreHi, Seamus. Probably in the summer, when there are lots of other visitors. Safety in numbers, you know... :) And it's great to hear you enjoyed the book (big Led Zep fan here too, by the way). I hope I've tempted you to try a bit more crime!(less)
Stephen Booth Hi, Elaine. Many thanks! Yes, I do spend a lot of time in the places I'm writing about - in fact, it's often being in the place that inspires ideas…moreHi, Elaine. Many thanks! Yes, I do spend a lot of time in the places I'm writing about - in fact, it's often being in the place that inspires ideas for the story, because I notice small details. It's one of the things I like most about what I do, being able to spend so much time wandering about in the Peak District and calling it 'work'. :) Shirebrook was very interesting to write about too. I remember it when it was a mining community, so the changes I found there were fascinating. I'm glad you enjoyed 'Dead in the Dark'. Stephen(less)
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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?

Stephen


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?


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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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