Stephen Booth (writer)

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Born1952
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Alma materBirmingham City University
GenreCrime fiction
Website
www.stephen-booth.com/index.htm

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] where he attended Arnold School.[2] He lives with his wife Lesley in Retford, Nottinghamshire.[3][4]

Career[edit]

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.[5] In 2001 he gave this up to be a full-time novelist.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Cooper and Fry series, about two young Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, as they try to solve various murders:

  1. Black Dog (2000)[7]
  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)[8]
  14. The Corpse Bridge (2014)
  15. The Murder Road (2015)
  16. Secrets of Death (2016)
  17. Dead in the Dark (2017)
  18. Fall Down Dead (2018)

Ben Cooper novella:

  • Claws (2007)[9]

Stand-alone novels:

  1. Top Hard (2011) [10]
  2. Drowned Lives (2019)

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010
  2. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010
  3. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010
  4. ^ "20th Century Notts: 1985-1987". Nottingham City of Literature. 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Stephen Booth – biography". www.stephen-booth.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ bio at fantasticfiction.co.uk Accessed 2010
  7. ^ http://www.stephen-booth.com/New%20books.htm
  8. ^ "Already Dead (Cooper & Fry, book 13) by Stephen Booth".
  9. ^ "Stephen Booth - sales". www.stephen-booth.com. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  10. ^ http://www.stephen-booth.com/new%20stephenbooth.htm
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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