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Fall Down Dead

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'Dramatic . . . gripping'
The Times

The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from bestseller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District prove fatal for one walking party.

They knew the danger, but they went anyway...

"Almost before she'd stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found."

The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life.

For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.

To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it.

'Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter'
Val McDermid

'Crime writing at its finest'
Daily Mail

'A modern master'
Guardian

'A first rate mystery
Sunday Telegraph

'Ingenious Plotting and richly atmospheric'
Reginald Hill
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 30mm | 339g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751567647
  • 9780751567649
  • 65,444

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As ever in Booth's long-running, award-winning and hugely popular Peak District series, it's the extraordinary landscape and its often violent history that most captivates the reader * Morning Star * A compelling read with well-developed characters. Equally fascinating was the way the background to the group of hikers was revealed, and eventually the killer was unmasked. But I didn't guess who! Most highly recommended * Mystery People * I love reading about these characters. I love the world in which Ben moves and I really enjoy the cases with which he is confronted. I always look forward to the next installment of this wonderful series. * For Winter Nights * An elegant reflection of what's happening in the country at large. * The Book Bag * All through the book is a chilld atsmophere and it gives a tight edginess to the tale. Another excellent read from Booth * Sunday Sport * The highest of the Derbyshire peaks is the dramatic setting . . . Gripping * The Times * This is an enjoyable, very readable yet understated crime novel by an accomplished author. * Crime Fiction Lover * The master of this territory * Sunday Express * The Peak District setting is as striking as ever . . . the ever-present threat of violence will get under your skin. * Real Crime * The brooding presence of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District, hangs over Stephen Booth's
fine novel Fall down Dead * Sunday Times * Clever, beautifully written and superbly plotted, this is an entertaining page-turner with a compelling twist in the tail. * Lancashire Evening Post *
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About Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth is the internationally bestselling, CWA Dagger-winning author of the acclaimed thrillers featuring Cooper and Fry. The series is in development as a TV programme. Booth lives in Nottingham.
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