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Fall Down Dead

Fall Down Dead

‘Dramatic . . . gripping’
The Times

The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from bestseller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District prove fatal for one walking party.

They knew the danger, but they went anyway…

“Almost before she’d stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found.”

The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life.

For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.

To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it.

‘Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter’
Val McDermid

‘Crime writing at its finest’
Daily Mail

‘A modern master’
Guardian

‘A first rate mystery
Sunday Telegraph

‘Ingenious Plotting and richly atmospheric’
Reginald Hill
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 16th August 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780751567632

Reviews

As ever in Booth's long-running, award-winning and hugely popular Peak District series, it's the extraordinary landscape and its often violent history that most captivates the reader
Morning Star
The highest of the Derbyshire peaks is the dramatic setting . . . Gripping
The Times
The brooding presence of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District, hangs over Stephen Booth's fine novel Fall down Dead
Sunday Times
The master of this territory
Sunday Express
A compelling read with well-developed characters. Equally fascinating was the way the background to the group of hikers was revealed, and eventually the killer was unmasked. But I didn't guess who! Most highly recommended
Mystery People
All through the book is a chilld atsmophere and it gives a tight edginess to the tale. Another excellent read from Booth
Sunday Sport