The Devil's Edge (Ben Cooper and Diane Fry Series #11)

The Devil's Edge (Ben Cooper and Diane Fry Series #11)

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by Stephen Booth
     
 

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The 11th in the series of acclaimed thrillers featuring DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry

The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue—but this time, they've left a body. The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the

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The 11th in the series of acclaimed thrillers featuring DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry

The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue—but this time, they've left a body. The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it's up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to track down the killers. But the enemy isn't who they think it is. Beneath the sinister shadow of the mountain ridge called the Devil's Edge, a twisted game is in play, a game more ruthless than the detectives can imagine. Packed with nerve-jangling suspense and moody atmosphere, this is a thriller to rival the very best of Peter Robinson and Peter James.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Booth’s accomplished 11th novel featuring Det. Sgt. Ben Cooper and Det. Sgt. Diane Fry (after 2010’s Lost River), a gang of burglars dubbed “the Savages” by the media has been robbing homes in the rural Peak District, using violence when necessary to get in and out quickly. An attack at an expensive house in Riddings that kills Zoe Barron and leaves husband Jake with serious head injuries ups the stakes. When interviews with the few scattered neighbors reveal surprising animosities and disagreements, Cooper begins to suspect the attack on the Barrons wasn’t a typical home invasion, though his superiors disagree. Meanwhile, fears that edgy residents might take matters into their own hands prove true and involve Cooper’s brother, Matt. Besides rendering Cooper and Fry as fully realized characters, Booth makes even minor characters as distinct and sharp as the jagged rocks of the Riddings Edge. Agent: Teresa Chris, Teresa Chris Literary. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"A sharp and engaging mystery. . . . Booth is slowly building a reputation as one of Britain's best mystery writers."  —Booklist on The Dead Place

"Elizabeth George fans will queue up for this one."  —Kirkus Reviews on One Last Breath

"Mix Stephen King paranoia with Charlotte Bronte wildness of atmosphere and character, and you get a whiff of what Booth concocts."  —Booklist on Blind to the Bones

"Accomplished...Besides rendering Cooper and Fry as fully realized characters, Booth makes even minor characters as distinct and sharp as the jagged rocks of the Riddings Edge."  —Publishers Weekly 

"Despite being the 11th book in this series, it is easy enough for a new reader to find their footing." — Examiner.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751545647
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Ben Cooper and Diane Fry Series, #11
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.87(h) x 1.10(d)

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