Cooper and Fry

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 92 ratings

The Kill Call Publisher's Summary

On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local foxhunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Yet an anonymous caller reports the same body lying half a mile away. Called in to investigate the discovery, detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade.

As Fry follows a complex trail of her own to unravel the shady business interests of the murder victim, Cooper realizes that the answer to the case might lie deep in the past. History is everywhere around him in the Peak District landscape - particularly in the 'plague village' of Eyam, where an outbreak of Black Death has been turned into a modern-day tourist attraction.

But, even as the final solution is revealed, both Fry and Cooper find themselves having to face up to the disturbing reality of the much more recent past.

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  • Book 9

    • The Kill Call

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Will Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local foxhunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Yet an anonymous caller reports the same body lying half a mile away. Called in to investigate the discovery, detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 10

    • Lost River

    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl among crowds of visitors in the tourist hotspot of Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Neilds, the dead girl's family.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 11

    • The Devil's Edge

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 11
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue. This time, they've left a body.The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it's up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to track down the killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modern English Cozy

    • By Tracey on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 12

    • Dead and Buried

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 12
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Arson: Brutal acts of fire-starting have ravaged the Peak District, and now a new wave of moorland infernos sweeps across the national park. For DS Ben Cooper, the blazes are best left to the fire-fighters, even with the arsonists still at large. Burglary: But when an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub, Cooper is on the case - and he swiftly unearths a pair of grim surprises. The first is evidence of a years-old double homicide. And the second is a corpse, newly dead....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So depressing and so repetitive

    • By Mary on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $22.26

  • Book 13

    • Already Dead

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 13
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's CID with a problem. They have discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible. And that's not all. The absence of DS Ben Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. DS Diane Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit.

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 14

    • The Corpse Bridge

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 14
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for his holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge.

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 15

    • The Murder Road

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 15
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Ben Cooper and his team from Derbyshire Constabulary's E Division return in this gripping new title from the master of the genre. For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister...

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 16

    • Secrets of Death

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 16
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Secrets of Death is the stunning new Cooper & Fry thriller from master crime writer Stephen Booth. Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire's E Division are back to solve a puzzling new mystery.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 17

    • Dead in the Dark

    • Cooper and Fry, Book 17
    • By: Stephen Booth
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.65