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Author Stephen BoothStephen Booth was born in the English Pennine mill town of Burnley. He was brought up on the Lancashire coast at Blackpool, where he attended Arnold School. He began his career in journalism by editing his school magazine, and wrote his first novel at the age of 12. He has been a newspaper and magazine journalist for over 25 years,

After graduating from City of Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University), Stephen moved to Manchester to train as a teacher, but escaped from the profession after a terrifying spell as a trainee teacher in a big city comprehensive school.

Starting work on his first newspaper in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 1974, Stephen was a specialist rugby union reporter, as well as working night shifts as a sub-editor on the Daily Express and The Guardian. This was followed by periods with local newspapers in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He was at various times Production Editor of the Farming Guardian magazine, Regional Secretary of the British Guild of Editors, and one of the UK's first qualified assessors for the NVQ in Production Journalism.

In 2000, Stephen's first published novel, Black Dog, marked the arrival in print of his best known creations - two young Derbyshire police detectives, DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry. Black Dog was the named by the London Evening Standard as one of the six best crime novels of the year - the only book on their list written by a British author. In the USA, it won the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel and was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Mystery. The second Cooper & Fry novel, Dancing with the Virgins, was shortlisted for the UK's top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger, and went on to win Stephen a Barry Award for the second year running.

All the books are set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. At the end of 2006, the Peak District National Park Authority featured locations from the Cooper & Fry series in their new Peak Experience visitors' guides, recognising the interest in the area inspired by the books.

While living on a smallholding in Yorkshire, Stephen began breeding pedigree dairy goats as a hobby (and as an extreme contrast to working in busy news rooms!). He later served on the British Goat Society's governing body and judged at shows all over Britain.

In recent years, Stephen Booth has become a Library Champion in support of the UK's 'Love Libraries' campaign, and a Reading Champion to support the National Year of Reading. He has also represented British literature at the Helsinki Book Fair in Finland, filmed a documentary for 20th Century Fox on the French detective Vidocq, taken part in online chats for World Book Day, and given talks at many conferences, conventions, libraries, bookshops and festivals around the world.

Stephen left journalism in 2001 to write novels full time. He and his wife Lesley live in a village in rural Nottinghamshire, England (home of Robin Hood and the Pilgrim Fathers). They have three cats.

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Secrets of Death
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Secrets of Death by Stephen Booth

The Kill Call
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The Kill Call by Stephen Booth

Already Dead
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Already Dead by Stephen Booth

The Dead Place
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The Dead Place by Stephen Booth

One Last Breath
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One Last Breath by Stephen Booth

One Last Breath
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One Last Breath by Stephen Booth
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Booth, Stephen - Already Dead (Signed First Edition UK) Booth, Stephen | Already Dead | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  June 2013 LON: Sphere   First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Black Dog (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Black Dog | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Blind To The Bones (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Blind To The Bones | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Blind to the Bones (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Blind to the Bones | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2003 NY: Scribner   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Blood on the Tongue (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Blood on the Tongue | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2002 NY:  Scribner.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Dancing with the Virgins (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Dancing with the Virgins | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2001 NY:  Scribner.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | Dancing with the Virgins | Signed First Edition Book Booth, Stephen | Dancing with the Virgins | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | The Dead Place | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Booth, Stephen | Dead Place, The | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. 2005 NY: HarperCollins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps.

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Booth, Stephen | Dead Place, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Booth, Stephen | Dead Place, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2007 NY: Bantam Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Booth, Stephen - Dead Place, The (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Dead Place, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | Dying to Sin | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Booth, Stephen | Dying to Sin | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. 2007 NY: HarperCollins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps.

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Booth, Stephen | Kill Call, The | Signed First Edition UK Book Booth, Stephen | Kill Call, The | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 2014 LON: HarperCollins First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - One Last Breath  (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | One Last Breath | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Random House   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - One Last Breath (Signed First Edition UK) Booth, Stephen | One Last Breath | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2004 LON: HarperCollins  First UK edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen - Scared to Live (Signed First Edition) Booth, Stephen | Scared to Live | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2008 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | Scared to Live | Signed First Edition Book Booth, Stephen | Scared to Live | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2008 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | Scared to Live | Signed First Edition UK Book Booth, Stephen | Scared to Live | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 2006 LON: HarperCollins First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Booth, Stephen | Secrets of Death | Signed First UK Edition Book Booth, Stephen | Secrets of Death | Signed First UK Edition Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book June 2016 LON: Sphere First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Stephen Booth Bibliography


Cooper and Fry Series

  1. Black Dog - 2000
  2. Dancing with the Virgins - 2001
  3. Blood on the Tongue - 2002
  4. Blind to the Bones - 2003
  5. One Last Breath - 2004
  6. The Dead Place - 2005
  7. Scared to Live - 2006
  8. Dying to Sin - 2007
  9. The Kill Call - 2009
  10. Lost River - 2010
  11. The Devil's Edge - 2011
  12. Dead and Buried - 2012
  13. Already Dead - 2013
  14. The Corpse Bridge - 2014
  15. The Murder Road - 2015
  16. Secrets of Death - 2016

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