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by Stephen Booth

  • ISBN: 0007172079
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Stephen Booth
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing (2006)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1851 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1134 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 784

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It revolves around the lives of two Derbyshire detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry. The reason I say lives is that the book does not feature a single investigation.

It revolves around the lives of two Derbyshire detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry. There are multiple cases, multiple solutions and long glimpses into their personal lives, interactions and opinions. That is not to say that the author doesn't manage to neatly tie it all up together at the end.

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A dark psychological thriller featuring Diane Fry and Ben Cooper, in which a small community is ripped apart by arson and murder. Ingenious plotting and richly atmospheric’ – Reginald Hill. An assassination in the night – an open window and three bullets from the darkness – the victim a harmless middle-aged woman. She and Ben Cooper discover why some people are scared to live – and others are fated to di. ead on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Scared to Live ( Ben Cooper and Diane Fry - 7 ) Stephen Booth Stephen Booth Scared to Live 1 Sunday, 23. .They knew she’d lived alone for the past ten months at Bain House in Foxlow, deep among the Derbyshire Dales. Some would put her age at nearly sevent.

Scared to Live ( Ben Cooper and Diane Fry - 7 ) Stephen Booth Stephen Booth Scared to Live 1 Sunday, 23 October Even on the night she died, Rose Shepherd couldn’t sleep. y; others would frown and say she could only be in her fifties, surely?

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A dark psychological thriller featuring Diane Fry and Ben Cooper, in which a small community is ripped apart by arson a.

But then for DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper the ordinary always means trouble. Trouble like a bereaved family living in fear. Trouble like the shocking assassination of an elderly woman living alone. in a quiet Peak District village.

Ben Cooper and Diane Fry . Fry turned, surprised to see Mrs Lowther standing in the doorway, her eyes dried, her voice almost steady, as if she’d made a great effort to bring herself under control.

Ben Cooper and Diane Fry /. Booth . книга Scared to Live. Mr Lowther was officially described in the forms as a managing director. In Fry’s experience, most managing directors looked as though they’d eaten too many corporate lunches and Rotary Club dinners. He was a big man, but had kept his leanness. Beautiful, aren’t they?’ she said.

Cooper put his head round the door, and Fry hastily slid the postcard under the papers on her desk

Cooper put his head round the door, and Fry hastily slid the postcard under the papers on her desk. I’m sorry to tell you this, Diane,’ he said, ‘but I phoned the Interior Ministry in Pleven and asked for this colleague of Georgi Kotsev’s. The name he gave you was Hristo Botev, right?’ ‘Yes. What did Botev say?’ ‘He wasn’t there. He hasn’t been there for quite a long time. ‘O. Fry looked at him curiously. He’s retired, perhaps?’ ‘You might say that.

Author:Booth, Stephen. Scared to Live' is the seventh in the series featuring Derbyshire detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry. Country of Publication. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. Crime, Thriller & Adventure.

A dark night, an open bedroom window – and three bullets that strike from the darkness. The victim of the shocking assassination is a harmless middle-aged woman, living a reclusive life in a quiet Peak District village. But is she quite so harmless as she seems? Detective Sergeant Diane Fry knows that innocence is no defence against death. She's already combing through the blackened wreckage of a family's life, sifting the tragic possessions of a young mother and two children who lost their lives in a suspicious house fire. Like Rose Shepherd, the Mullens never saw the danger on the night they died. For DS Fry and her colleague DC Ben Cooper, these are just the first pieces in a complex pattern of destruction, the latest deaths in a long trail of killings. To find the answers they need, Cooper and Fry must take their enquiries far beyond Derbyshire, to the other side of Europe and back. Along the way, Cooper is forced to face up to his own ambivalent feelings about mental illness, and an unexpected complication turns up in Fry's life – a surprise in the shape of a charismatic Bulgarian police officer, who awakens ambitions she didn't know she had, and feelings she'd long since buried. Cooper and Fry are about to step into dangerous and unfamiliar territory, where the criminals they seek could be far away, and yet their influence very close to hand. Death can be everywhere, even lurking among the crowds in the tourist village of Matlock Bath. Soon they might discover some of the reasons people can be scared to live. Yet even when they appear to have the answers, the connection at the heart of this enquiry could turn out to be the most surprising revelation of all… SCARED TO LIVE is the 7th novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper & Fry series, set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. * A Sunday Times bestseller in the UK PRAISE FOR THE COOPER AND FRY SERIES: "Suspenseful and supremely engaging. Booth does a wonderful job." - Los Angeles Times "Simultaneously classic, contemporary and haunting." - Otto Penzler, Mysterious Bookshop, New York "Stephen Booth makes high summer in Derbyshire as dark and terrifying as midwinter." - Val McDermid, award-winning crime novelist "Intelligent and substantive crime fiction, rich with complex characters." - Library Journal "Booth has firmly joined the elite of Britain's top mystery writers." - Florida Sun-Sentinel "Crime fiction for the thinking man or woman, and damnably hard to put down." - January Magazine "Highly recommended - a great series!" - Seattle Mystery Bookstore "Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are the most interesting crime team to arrive on the mystery scene in a long while." - Rocky Mountain News "One of our best story tellers." - Sunday Telegraph "There are few, if any, contemporary writers who do this as well as Stephen Booth." - Arena magazine "Booth is a modern master of rural noir." - The Guardian "Booth delivers some of the best crime fiction in the UK." - Manchester Evening News "If you read only one new crime writer this year, he's your man." - Yorkshire Post

Comments

Tygrarad Tygrarad
The murder of a reclusive woman and the death of a mother and two children in a fire form the core of this seventh entry in this series.

There were several turns – they weren’t abrupt enough or surprising enough to qualify as twists – that kept the story interesting. One of them I suspected (at least in part) before it appeared, one I didn’t.

I was a bit disappointed in this book. While reading, I found myself asking, “Why didn’t you ask this question earlier?” on several occasions. It seemed as if Cooper and Fry had forgotten all their training and experience and were stumbling around like newly appointed detectives on their first case.

Fry still aims digs at Cooper instead of treating him like the professional colleague he is, although they aren’t as rude here as they were in earlier books. And on several occasions, she actually cares about his welfare. Let’s hope she continues to move in that direction, because frankly her earlier attitude was wearing more than a bit thin. And Ben gets in a good lick of his own in this book.

Ben deals with a side issue involving his brother and their mother’s illness that, while it added a bit of dimension to Ben’s character, added almost nothing to the novel and detracted from the main story.

This is another long book at almost 600 pages but more of it is directly related to the crimes Fry and Cooper are investigating. Booth has pared back to some extent the long introspective passages and scenery descriptions that slowed earlier books in the series down a great deal. But he could do more in this area.

Still, these books are interesting and engaging enough that I’ll keep reading them.
Phobism Phobism
Stephen Booth's deep sense of place (England's Peak District) and his complex, sympathetic portraits of the people who inhabit it set these absorbing police procedurals well apart from the rest of the genre.

There is such vivid sensory description and intensity of emotion that I feel I have LIVED these books along with all the memorable, well-rounded characters Booth has created, most especially Cooper and Fry themselves as they develop and change over time. Even minor characters are never allowed to become stereotypes.

We come to know and care about these characters, and they gain our deepest sympathy regardless of their flaws. Each new book shows us more, and just as in real life, their actions and thoughts are beyond our ability to predict as we move through time with them.

The Peak District itself could be said to be a character here as well, and Booth continually updates and develops the series' sense of place. We see and feel these changes along with the characters, and the same sense of nostalgia and loss that affects them spreads to us and becomes ever more deeply felt.

Above all, Booth respects his reader, takes no shortcuts, springs no rude surprises. Everything works together to build a complex and believable world that we can only hope will be sustained on and on into the future. This writer deserves a much greater audience in the U.S.
Hidden Winter Hidden Winter
Stephen Booth's Cooper and Fry novels are enjoyable and atmospheric police procedurals set in the Derbyshire Park area which Booth describes with mastery. Scared to Live begins with two seemingly unconnected murders which, overtime, Cooper and Fry are able to solve. However, several red herrings are plopped in front of them, and the reader, mostly in the form of a Bulgarian policeman. The final outcome connects almost all the dots and the two crimes, while not committed by the same person, are related, sadly through the illegal adoption of Bulgarian children. The perpetrator of the fire in which a mother and two children are killed would have been discovered much earlier if Fry or Cooper had asked one simple question. As for the murder of the lonely woman, that too was solved. However, I have to admit that the ending left me baffled. I even read the last half of the book again to see if I had missed out on clues. I won't list the questions I still have but would really like to know if Georgi was really who had said he was. If so, just how did he accomplish the real purpose for his trip to Derbyshire? Cooper and Fry still have a precarious relationship but Diane is getting to be tiresome with her constant complaints and putdowns of others. All in all, this was an enjoyable novel but I wish I could figure out the meaning of the ending!
DrayLOVE DrayLOVE
The best in the series so far as Cooper and Fry set out on different investigations. A terrible fire that takes the lives of a mother and two of her children and a woman who is killed in her home from a gunshot. Many unexpected twists and turns in both investigations.

As always, the characterizations of the people and places is wonderful.

I've read the first seven and will continue to read the series. It is best to read them in order, as there are references to things that have occurred in the previous books alluded to. Nothing critical, but the author does not spend much time explaining them, which is good as it would be repetitive to those that have read the previous books.