Black Dog

Black Dog

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Dark, intense and utterly compelling, Black Dog was an extraordinary first novel from a writer who has rapidly become the most promising crime author to emerge in the genre in years. 'Where Cooper stood was remote and isolated... but the smell that lingered under the trees was of blood' The long hot Peak District summer came to an end when they found Laura Vernon's body. But for local policeman Ben Cooper the work has just begun. His community is hiding a young girl's killer and a past as dark as the Derbyshire night. It seems Laura was the keeper of secrets beyond her years and, in a case where no-one is innocent, everyone is a suspect. But Cooper's local knowledge and instincts are about to face an even greater challenge. The ambitious DC Diane Fry has been called in from another division, a woman as ruthless as she is attractive...
Publisher: London:, Caledonian International Book Manufacturing Ltd
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780007370689
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jul 15, 2014


akarenina Feb 16, 2012

--Atmospheric and evocative

--Protagonists are not sympathetic characters, especially DC Diane Fry

Jul 27, 2011

I think Stehen Booth is the best recent addition to the writers of British detective stories. He sets this book in the peak district and his writing make me see it and feel it's atmosphere. His lead character, Ben Cooper is very likeable, the interplay between characters is complex and the story is totally absorbing.

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