Black Dog by Stephen Booth

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Who killed Laura Vernon?

The helicopters are halted. The dogs are called off. The search for beautiful, teenaged Laura Vernon is over. Her body is found, mutilated, in the forest.

When he takes on the case, Ben Cooper is paired with a new partner: Diane Fry, a woman as tenacious as she is alluring. The two detectives are like fire and gasoline. But they must learn to work together to apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight.

This relentless, atmospheric thriller is perfect for readers of New York Times bestselling authors Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson, and for viewers of the hit TV series The Killing.


About Stephen Booth

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Stephen Booth is a two-time winner of the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels "Black Dog" and "Dancing with the Virgins," Other bestsellers in his Cooper and Fry series include" Blood on the Tongue, "One Last Breath," "and Blind to the Bones,"" which earned him the prestigious Dagger in the Library Award. A former journalist, Stephen Booth lives in Nottinghamshire, England. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 8, 2013 by Witness Impulse. 531 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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An eternal cloud seems to have been hanging over the Peak District village of Edendale even before Harry Dickinson reports finding the Reebok trainer of 15-year-old Laura Vernon.

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The cryptic activities of eccentric, uncooperative murder suspect Harry Dickinson add depth to this intriguing first-time offering, a psychological suspense story from a British journalist. Dickinson

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Reviewing the Evidence

BLACK DOG is the first in the police procedural series set in England's Peak District.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Booth has painted a rich and detailed picture of the Peak District, making the area just as much a character here as Edinburgh is a character in Rankin's Rebus novels.

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... A parenting and review blog, with a lot of extras thrown in like crafting, cooking, photography, book reviews, kid stuff, life with a LARGE dog and ...

Oct 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Black Dog

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