By Stephen Booth
It's approximately may well Day, and deep in the dead of night height lies the village of Withens. a tender guy has been killed - battered to dying and left excessive at the desolate moors for the crows to discover.
Derbyshire detective DC Ben Cooper meets an impenetrable wall of silence from the man's relations who shape Withens' oldest relations, the Oxleys, descendants of the 1st staff who tunnelled underneath the height. They stick with their very own region, go on mystery wisdom throughout the generations, and shield their traditions from outsiders.
Meanwhile, DS Diane Fry is in Withens on different enterprise - having a look into the disappearance of Emma Renshaw. the scholar vanished into skinny air years in the past, yet her mom and dad are confident she remains to be alive and act accordingly... which does not support Fry in her efforts to re-open the case following an ominous discovery in distant nation-state.
But there are different secrets and techniques in Withens and extra violence to return. The prior is stretching its shadow over the current, not only for the population of Withens yet for Cooper and Fry to boot. The darkness within the middle of Withens is becoming. And issues are just going to get nastier…
BLIND TO THE BONES is the 4th novel within the a number of award-winning Cooper & Fry sequence, set in England's appealing and atmospheric top District.
* Nominated for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the yr Award 2004
* A best 50 paperback bestseller within the UK
* a host eight bestseller for the self sustaining secret Booksellers within the USA
* a host 1 hardback bestseller for the UK’s top secret book shop, Crime in Store
* A scorching a hundred bestseller for Amazon.co.uk in hardcover
* In 2003, Stephen sales space was once the winner of the Dagger within the Library award, awarded by means of the Crime Writers’ organization for the writer whose books have given readers the main pleasure
PRAISE FOR THE COOPER AND FRY SERIES:
"Suspenseful and supremely enticing. sales space does a superb job." - l. a. Times
"Simultaneously vintage, modern and haunting." - Otto Penzler, Mysterious book shop, New York
"Stephen sales space makes excessive summer time in Derbyshire as darkish and terrifying as midwinter." - Val McDermid, award-winning crime novelist
"Intelligent and noticeable crime fiction, wealthy with complicated characters." - Library Journal
"Booth has firmly joined the elite of Britain's best secret writers." - Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Crime fiction for the pondering individual, and damnably challenging to place down." - January Magazine
"Highly advised - a superb series!" - Seattle secret Bookstore
"Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are the main fascinating crime workforce to reach at the secret scene in an extended while." - Rocky Mountain News
"One of our greatest tale tellers." - Sunday Telegraph
"There are few, if any, modern writers who do that in addition to Stephen Booth." - area magazine
"Booth is a contemporary grasp of rural noir." - The Guardian
"Booth offers the very best crime fiction within the UK." - Manchester night News
"Stephen sales space should be the most effective new English secret writers." - Toadstool book shop, New Hampshire
"Booth's target is to painting the darkness that lies under the surface... during this he succeeds splendidly well." - Mark Billingham, writer of the DI Tom Thorne series
"If you learn just one new crime author this 12 months, he is your man." - Yorkshire Post
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