Stephen Booth (writer)

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Stephen Booth
Born 1952
Burnley, Lancashire
Alma mater Birmingham City University
Genre Crime Fiction

Stephen Booth (born 1952) is an English crime-writer. He is the author of the Derbyshire-set Cooper and Fry series.

Early and Personal Life[edit]

Booth was born in Burnley, Lancashire, the son of Jim and Edna Booth. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Blackpool.[1] He attended Arnold School in the town.[2] He currently lives with his wife Lesley in Nottinghamshire.[3]


For over 27 years, he was a journalist for various newspapers and magazines including the Wilmslow Advertiser, Huddersfield Examiner, and the Worksop Guardian. He also worked as a sub-editor for the Daily Express and The Guardian.[4] In 2001 he gave this up to be a full-time novelist.[5]


The books follow two young Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, as they try to solve various murders.

In order, they are:

  1. Black Dog (2000)[6]
  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)[7]
  14. The Corpse Bridge (2014)
  15. The Murder Road (2015)
  16. Secrets of Death (2016)

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