Scared to Live

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Harper, 2007 - Cooper, Ben (Fictitious character) - 630 pages
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A dark psychological thriller featuring Diane Fry and Ben Cooper, in which a small community is ripped apart by arson and murder. 'Ingenious plotting and richly atmospheric' -- Reginald Hill. An assassination in the night - an open window and three bullets from the darkness - the victim a harmless middle-aged woman. But can she really be quite as innocent as she seems? The death of Rose Shepherd swarms with questions - unlike the deaths of a woman and her two children in a house fire. A tragedy, yes, but an everyday one. Then DS Fry discovers a link between the two cases, a link that crosses the borders between nations, between right and wrong, between madness and sanity. She and Ben Cooper discover why some people are scared to live - and others are fated to die!

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Review: Scared to Live (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry #7)

User Review  - Steve Gillway - Goodreads

The Heights of Abraham and Matlock Bath illuminations both appear here I am glad to report. Eastern Europe and village nosey parkerism conflate in the recent installment. Enjoyable until the end as the perpetrators are not completely credible. Read full review

Review: Scared to Live (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry #7)

User Review  - G Castle - Goodreads

I am totally addicted to this series and think the whole mystery world should read it. I learn so much of the local customs, even though they sometimes are presented in a dark way. Read full review


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Stephen Booth was born in the Lancashire mill town of Burnley and has remained rooted to the Pennines during his career as a newspaper journalist. He lives with his wife Lesley in a former Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire and his interests include folklore, the Internet and walking in the hills of the Peak District. 'Scared to Live' is the seventh in the series featuring Derbyshire detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry.

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