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Stephen Booth

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Stephen Booth is the author of 18 novels in the Cooper & Fry series, all set around England's Peak District, and a standalone novel DROWNED LIVES, published in August 2019.

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 Best Detective created by a British author. 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 title is FALL DOWN DEAD.

A new Stephen Booth standalone novel with a historical theme, DROWNED LIVES, will be pub

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My Derbyshire police detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are on holiday at the moment (I think they deserved it after 18 novels and all those murders!). 

So my next book, due out in the UK in August, will be something different - a standalone novel with a historical theme, called DROWNED LIVES.

This is set in Derbyshire's neighbouring county, Staffordshire, and in particular around the fascinating city of Lichfield,... Read more of this blog post »
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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?


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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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