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A Death to Record (Detective Sergeant Den Cooper) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2003

4.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
Book 3 of 4 in the Den Cooper Series

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur; 1 edition (1 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312302606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312302603
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 3 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,421,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Praise for A Dirty Death:

"In Rebecca Tope's tale, the daily life of a working farm is more than just background, and the complexity of its inhabitants reveals more than the mechanics of the plot: richly textured people moving in a real countryside, a side of England rarely seen even by its own people." - Laurie R King, author of Night Work and O Jerusalem

"This assured, densely textured novel, set in rural England, hardly seems a debut effort...Tope takes what appears to be a list of stock characters and imbues them with fresh definition. And shrewdly, she offers neither a clever police detective nor a bumbling one...the police stay mostly in the background while Tope's large and memorable cast play out their parts with the inevitability of a Greek tragedy." - Publishers Weekly

"An absorbing first novel...A deftly written, thoroughly entertaining story that will have discerning readers eagerly hoping for a sequel."- Kirkus Reviews

"The village mystery, long a staple of the genre, takes on a new life in the hands of a talented first-time novelist...Tope weaves all of these lives into a comfortable but compelling tale, providing yet another demonstration of how satisfying the basic conventions of a formula mystery can be in the hands of a talented writer...A stellar debut by an author to watch." – Booklist

About the Author

Rebecca Tope grew up on a Devon farm and has had a variety of jobs. Among other things, she has worked as an antenatal instructor, a relationship counselor, undertaker’s assistant, and milk recorder. Since 1992, she has been sole proprietor of Praxis Books, a small press which has produced a number of popular titles, including The Poet’s Kit and By Way of Beachy Head. She lives in Herefordshire and is the author of A Dirty Death, Dark Undertakings, and Grave Concerns.

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