Dead in the Dark
by Stephen Booth
on Tour September 25 - October 25, 2018
How do you prove a murder without a body?
Ten years ago, Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower's remains, and the case against him collapsed.
But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper – because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.
Cooper can't call on the Major Crime Unit and DS Diane Fry for help unless he can prove a murder took place – impossible without a body. As his search moves into the caves and abandoned mines in the isolated depths of Lathkilldale, the question is: who would want revenge for the death of Annette Bower?
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062876104 (ISBN13: 9780062876102)
Series: Cooper & Frye Mysteries #17
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Author Bio:A former newspaper journalist, British author Stephen Booth is the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, who have appeared in 17 crime novels, all set in and around England's Peak District.
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My take: This is the 17th book in a series so I would highly recommend reading several of the earlier books so that you will understand what is going on in this one. I have not read the earlier books so was not quite so entertained. I did get to know a bit about the characters and I might go back and read some of the earlier books. From what I gathered this is a typical procedural but it has alot of stuff put in the book so there is alot of things to discern. I found the female detective a bit off putting but I would guess that she would have to be in a field that is mostly men. Like I said before read some of the other books before reading this one. It was an okay read for me and probably would have been better if I had read some of the earlier books.