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Secrets of Death: A Cooper and Fry Mystery (Cooper & Fry Mysteries) by [Booth, Stephen]
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Secrets of Death: A Cooper and Fry Mystery (Cooper & Fry Mysteries) Kindle Edition

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Utterly compelling, and told with stark authority, it is a British police procedural that bristles with reality and humanity on every page. This is crime writing of the finest quality. (Daily Mail)

Stephen Booth's writing is such a pleasure to read and I enjoy so much spending time with his characters in such a beautiful location, the mystery expertly revealed bit by bit. I love this series. Long may it continue. (For Winter Nights)

I'd rather given up hope of finding a decent police procedural series which was already well established and had a decent back catalogue to get my teeth into: this series shows that you're never too old to learn. (The Bookbag)

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Steeped in the atmosphere of the stunning Peak District, Secrets of Death is master crime writer Stephen Booth's most daring and clever Cooper & Fry thriller yet.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1107 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Witness Impulse (4 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NAKST6B
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
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I've read all the preceeding Cooper and Fry's and loved most of them but this was disappointing. There are no meaningful relationships any more, no interesting sidelines other than some disjointed plotlines that either weren't tied up or had no useful purpose whatsoever. I felt that the actual story waffled on for 75% of the book and then started to take my interest, but even the ending was rather wooly. There is so much potential with these characters, I just dont understand why it's not being used. I bought this book without looking at the reviews as it is
usually a given that it will be good but I shall be a little more
circumspect with the next one.
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I really enjoy. this series as a rule but found this weak although a very different crime novel. The characters are as well portrayed as usual and the setting also so important but I will probably
Wait for longer before reading another in this series.
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I usually enjoy Booth's crime novels but I'm afraid I'm beginning to find them rather predictable. The crimes themselves in this one are rather straightforward and the victims are generally difficult to sympathise with. Fry has a very limited and rather coincidental reason to appear at all in this one and the novel depends on its readers having read the series- this wouldn't work for folk who have not done so-far too puzzling. Also Derbyshire itself with its strong sense of place is not as significant here, even given the bodies at beauty spots scenario. There are basically too many bodies, too many places. It seems a trifle rushed. Hopefully the careful development of setting and narrative will return.
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Preferred Cooper and Fry as a double act
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Another riveting book in the Cooper and Fry series. So many twists and turns, but along with this, the more human storyline of Cooper, I was first introduced to these books at a Book Readers Event , when we met the Author who spoke about himself and his books, he entertained us all with his charm and wit, once I started reading the books, I was hooked, I am waiting patiently for the next one.
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I bought this because I enjoyed the previous books in the series so much. this proved to be little more than the author using the characters to discuss her own views on suicide.
Abandoned reading after 1o chapters as I wanted a mystery story not a discussion on the merits of suicide pretending to be a mystery.
Author if you want to write a article with your own views on suicide write it and say what it is don't hide it as another book in the Cooper fry series
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Having read all of the previous Cooper and Fry books I advance ordered this one and was somewhat disappointed .
The plot was pedestrian and the outcome predictable.
A deviation from a normally very high standard
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I really love this authors books ! Because I lived for many years in the Peak District , the Cooper/Fry books hold a special interest to me . I am only half way through this one, but as always, hooked ! The plot is cleverly written , not too complicated to follow , just a really good read , thank you .
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