WorldCat Identities

Booth, Stephen 1952-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 613 publications in 10 languages and 15,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6052.O64, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Booth
Blood on the tongue : a crime novel by Stephen Booth( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Diane Fry's latest case involves three bodies that have suddenly appeared on her doorstep, as she and her colleague, Detective Constable Ben Cooper, follow a trail that could lead back to World War II
Scared to live by Stephen Booth( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house fire that claims the lives of a woman and two children triggers an investigation by Detective Sergeant Diane Fry and Detective Constable Ben Cooper as they follow a trail that takes them from their native Derbyshire to the other side of Europe
Blind to the bones : a crime novel by Stephen Booth( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Withens are dying. Emma Renshaw vanished two years ago, her body never found. Now her former housemate has been bludgeoned, his remains discovered near a deserted railway tunnel. Is there a link between the two?
One last breath by Stephen Booth( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England's tourist-laden Peak District, Detective Constable Ben Cooper and his partner, Diane Fry, search for a convicted killer bent on the ultimate revenge who is hiding in one of the region's many caves
The dead place by Stephen Booth( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry hope that the anonymous phone calls promising that the "perfect" murder will be committed soon are only pranks, but when a woman goes missing and another turns up dead, they know they must solve the case before the killer strikes again
Dancing with the virgins : a crime novel by Stephen Booth( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a "remote region of northern England where a prehistoric ring of stones, the Nine Virgins, harbors a dark legend. With winter looming, a tenth figure soon joins the circle: the body of young cyclist Jenny Weston, whose limbs are carefully arranged in death to parody a woman dancing. Weeks earlier, another woman, Maggie Crew, was attacked nearby, her face savagely cut open. Is there a maniac on the loose, knifing women at random? ... Was there a prior connection between the two women?"--Jacket
Black dog : a crime novel by Stephen Booth( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In northern England, Detective Constable Ben Cooper investigates the death of fifteen-year-old Laura Vernon with the help of his new partner Diane Fry
The Devil's Edge by Stephen Booth( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their most gripping, relentlessly suspenseful case ever, Detective Constable Ben Cooper and Detective Sergeant Diane Fry investigate a series of terrifying and lethal home invasions in the Peak District
Dead and buried by Stephen Booth( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As moorland fires sweep across the Peak District National Park, hundreds of firefighters and park rangers battle to prevent flames reaching a remote inn, once a famous landmark but now abandoned and boarded up. The blaze is just one of a series of random acts of arson which have destroyed miles of heather moorland -- and once the flames have died, a grim surprise awaits DS Ben Cooper and DI Diane Fry: a body -- dead for years
Lost river by Stephen Booth( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl in picturesque Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Nields, the dead girl's family
The kill call by Stephen Booth( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local hunt find the body of a well-dressed man. Yet an anonymous caller reports the same body lying half a mile away. Called in to investigate the discovery, detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade
Already dead by Stephen Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's CID with a problem. They have discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible. And that's not all. The absence of DS Ben Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. DS Diane Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can't track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passer-by. As the rain turns into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that's before it emerges that Ben Cooper is not at home, but has vanished into thin air
The Murder Road by Stephen Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the tiny Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper must attempt to unravel the history of secrets, lies and loyalties that will lead to the truth behind the missing lorry driver. But the residents of Shawhead are not used to having strangers in their midst and, while getting to grips with staff changes in E Division, Ben's way forward is far from clear. Will he turn to Detective Sergeant Diane Fry, now working in Special Operations at Nottingham's Major Crimes Unit, for help when the case takes a dramatic turn?
The Corpse Bridge by Stephen Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for his holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge. Is there a connection with the Earl's plans? Or worse, is there a terrifying serial killer at work? Back in his job after the traumatic events of previous months, Detective Sergeant Ben Cooper knows that he must unravel the mystery of the Corpse Bridge if he's going to be able to move on with his life. As the pressure builds, Ben doesn't know who he can trust and, when the case reaches breaking point, he has to make a call that could put everything - and everyone - at risk ..."--
Murder underground by Mavis Doriel Hay( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow-boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old woman. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer, and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy Pongle . Several of her fellow residents even Tuppy the terrier have a part to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest. This classic mystery novel is set in and around the Northern Line of the London Underground
Dying to sin by Stephen Booth( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DYING TO SIN is the 8th novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper & Fry series, set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. When builder's labourer Danny Ward is asked to dig the foundations for a new wall during the conversion of Pity Wood Farm, he doesn't expect to find a human hand preserved in the clay. And when the police arrive to dig up the farmyard, they don't expect to find not one body, but two - with several years between their burials. DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper are part of the Derbyshire CID team tasked with piecing together the lives of the Sutton family who owned the farm before it was sold for development. Why would a pair of elderly brothers have the dead bodies of two women concealed on their property? And how do you even start tracking down decades of itinerant farm workers who might be able to cast light on the mystery?
Dying to sin by Stephen Booth( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, Pity Wood Farm has been a source of employment for poor workers passing through Rakedale. But now it seems a far worse fate may have befallen some of those who came upon this isolated community. Routine building work at the farm has unearthed a grisly discovery: a human hand preserved in clay. When police dig up the farmyard, they find not one, but two bodies - and several years between their burials. In a case as cold as the ground, Cooper finds himself drawn to a desperate theory: that somewhere, there lies a third body which holds the key to these dreadful crimes
Blind to the bones by Stephen Booth( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the desolate moors of Dark Peak, villagers of Withens are being murdered. And one has been dead for two years - though not everyone will believe it. As far as the parents of missing student Emma Renshaw are concerned, their daughter is alive - which doesn't help DS Dian Fry in her efforts to re-open the case. DC Ben Cooper's attempts to solve the killings come up against an equally impenetrable barrier in the shape of the Oxley family. They stick to their own area like the hefted sheep on the hillsides, passing on secret knowledge through generations and guarding their traditions from the likes of Cooper
Black dog by Stephen Booth( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When teenager Laura Vernon goes missing during a hot summer in the Peak District, local policd mount a full-scale search. But it's retired miner Harry Dickinson who finally discovers Laura's body, and he seems determined to obstruct the investigation. Ben Cooper, a young D.C. has known the villagers all his life, but his instinctive feelings about the case are called into question by the arrival of Diane Fry, a ruthlessly ambitious detective from another division. As the investigation twists and turns, Ben and Diane discover that to understand the present, they must also understand the past; and in a world where no one is entirely innocent, no one can avoid pain
Secrets of death by Stephen Booth( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents of the Peak District are used to tourists descending on its soaring hills and brooding valleys. However, this summer brings a different kind of visitor to the idyllic landscape, leaving behind bodies and secrets. A series of suicides throughout the Peaks throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire's E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts - with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up. Meanwhile, in Nottingham Detective Sergeant Diane Fry finds a key witness has vanished
 
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Blood on the tongue : a crime novel
Alternative Names
Stephen Booth British crime author

Stephen Booth Brits auteur

Stephen Booth brytyjski pisarz

Stephen Booth englischer Krimiautor

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Languages
English (389)

German (21)

Swedish (21)

French (8)

Danish (5)

Czech (4)

Japanese (3)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

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Scared to liveBlind to the bones : a crime novelOne last breathThe dead placeDancing with the virgins : a crime novelBlack dog : a crime novelThe Devil's EdgeLost river