Diane Fry and Ben Cooper return in another psychological "Peak District" thriller from the acclaimed author of "Blind to the Bones" and "The Dead Place". It was an ordinary house fire with tragic consequences: a wife and two children dead. But then for DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper, the ordinary always means trouble - trouble like a bereaved family living in fear, trouble like the shocking assassination of an elderly woman living alone in a quiet Peak District village. What could be the motive for inflicting such violence on harmless victims? To find the answer, Fry and Cooper must direct their search far beyond Derbyshire to the other side of Europe, in a land where the customs are even more unfathomable than the language. With a little help from Europol, they discover some of the reasons why people can be scared to live - and the connection at the heart of the enquiry that proves to be the most surprising revelation of all.
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Praise for 'The Dead Place': 'Another thoroughly enjoyable book from one of Britain's best crime writers.' Sunday Telegraph 'Dark Derbyshire mystery! not for the squeamish.' Daily Mail Praise for Stephen Booth: 'Stephen Booth creates a fine sense of place and atmosphere ! the unguessable solution to the crime comes as a real surprise.' Sunday Telegraph '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 'In this atmospheric debut, Stephen Booth makes high summer in Derbyshire as dark and terrifying as midwinter.' Val McDermid 'Black Dog sinks its teeth into you and doesn't let go ! A dark star may be born!' Reginald Hill 'A leading light of British crime writing.' Guardian 'Best traditional crime novel of the year.' Independent
About Stephen Booth
Stephen Booth was born in the Lancashire mill town of Burnley and has remained rooted to the Pennines during his career as a newspaper journalist. He lives with his wife Lesley in a former Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire and his interests include folklore, the Internet and walking in the hills of the Peak District. 'Scared to Live' is the sixth in the series featuring Derbyshire detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry
Scared to Live by Stephen Booth
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