SHOWCASE: BLACK DOG By Stephen Booth


Make sure to check out the list at the bottom this article for other blog particpants. You’ll find guest posts by and interviews of author Stephen Booth, plus reviews of BLACK DOG, and chances to win a copy of this book!

Black Dog

by Stephen Booth

on Tour October 8 – November 8, 2013

Book Details:

Genre: Fiction/Crime
Published by: Witness / HarperCollins
Publication Date: 10/8/2013
ISBN: 9780062301963
Series: 1st in the Ben Cooper & Diane Fry Series
Purchase Links:

Synopsis:

The helicopters are halted. The search for fifteen-year-old Laura Vernon ends when her body is found, murdered, in the forest.

On his hunt for the killer, detective Ben Cooper begins to suspect the people of Derbyshire are guarding some dark secrets-secrets that Laura might have known. Further complicating his investigation, Cooper is paired with an unfamiliar partner: Diane Fry, a woman as tenacious as she is alluring. Together they learn that in order to understand the town’s present, they must unearth its past.

Black Dog is like Twin Peaks by way of Tana French, and the first novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper and Fry series.

Read an excerpt:

The spot where Ben Cooper stood was remote and isolated. A passing walker wouldn’t have been able to see him up here among the bracken, even if he’d bothered to look up.Cooper turned round, wafting his hand across his face against the flies. He was looking through the trees and thick brambles as if towards the end of a dark tunnel, where the figure of Harry Dickinson was framed in a network of branches. Cooper had to squint against a patch of dazzling light that soaked the hillside in strong colours. The old man stood in the glare of the low sun, with hot rocks shimmering around him like a furnace. The haze of heat made his outline blur and writhe, as if he were dancing a slow shimmy. His shadow, flung across the rocks, seemed to wriggle and jerk as its shape fragmented among the bracken and brambles.The expression in Harry’s eyes was unreadable, his face lying partly in the shade from the peak of his cap. Cooper couldn’t even tell which way he was looking, whether he’d turned away or was staring directly towards him in the trees. He wanted to grab the old man by the shoulders and shake him. He wanted to tell him that somebody had disturbed this spot, and recently. The evidence was right there for anyone to see, and to smell.There had been two people here, and at least one of them had been looking for more than just rabbits. The smell that lingered under the trees was of stale blood. And the flies had found something even more attractive than Cooper’s sweat to feed on.

Author Bio:

Stephen Booth is an award winning British crime writer, the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have appeared in twelve novels set in England’s beautiful and atmospheric Peak District.

Stephen has been a Gold Dagger finalist, an Anthony Award nominee, twice winner of a Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, and twice shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. Ben Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author, and in 2003 the Crime Writers’ Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for “the author whose books have given readers the most pleasure”.

The Cooper & Fry series is published all around the world, and has been translated into 15 languages. The latest title is DEAD AND BURIED, with a new book, ALREADY DEAD, published in June 2013.

Catch Up With the Author:

Tour Participants:

1.  10/08 ~ Guest Post @ Omnimystery
2.  10/09 ~ Review @ rantin’ ravin’ and reading
3.  10/10 ~ Review @ Cabin Goddess
4.  10/11 ~ Showcase @ Lavender and Camomile Press
5.   10/14 ~ Interview @ Lauries Thoughts and Reviews
6.   10/15 ~ Showcase & Interview @ CMash Reads
7.   10/17 ~ Books and Needlepoint
8.   10/20 ~ Review @ Booksie’s Blog
9.   10/21 ~ Review @ bless their hearts mom
10. 10/22 ~ Showcase @ Kritters Ramblings
11.  10/23 ~ Showcase @ Deal Sharing Aunt
12.  10/25 ~ Review @ My Devotional Thoughts
13.  10/29 ~ Review @ Hotchpotch
14.  10/30 ~ Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
15.  10/31 ~ Review & Guest Post @ The Top Shelf
16.  11/01 ~ Showcase @ The Opinionated Me
17.  11/04 ~ Showcase @ The Stuff of Success
18.  11/05 ~ Showcase @ Bookalicious Traveladdict
19.  11/06 ~ Review @ My Cozie Corner
20.  11/07 ~ Showcase @ Ryder Islingtons Blog

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One comment on “SHOWCASE: BLACK DOG By Stephen Booth

  1. Lance Wright says:

    Thanks so much for introducing this book to us. This first in series title sounds like an intriguing start to the Cooper and Fry mysteries.

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