Monday, December 8, 2014

Book Review: The Corpse Bridge by Stephen Boothe

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from William Morrow, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

I'll be sharing some great mysteries with you between now and right after Christmas, that are perfect for putting on your new ereader or tablet, that you are getting for presents!

Today I have one from one of my favorite authors!


When it comes to murder, nothing is sacred …
For centuries, mourners in Derbyshire have used the Corpse Bridge to cross the River Dove and reach their village burial grounds.

When a developer plans to deconsecrate the land by turning it into a parking lot for his resort cottages, bodies begin to litter the road to the Corpse Bridge.

Are these warnings to stay away from the sacred plots—or something much, much worse: a terrifying serial killer at work?

After recuperating from a traumatic event, Detective Cooper is finally back at work, and he knows that solving the mystery of the Corpse Bridge is exactly what he needs to feel like himself again.
But if Cooper can't overcome his own personal demons and focus on the case, he could put everything—and everyone—he cares about at risk …


This is book 14 in the Cooper & Fry series. The title of this book is very appropriate, as both Cooper and Fry are moving on from an actual death, and what Fry believes was a death to her career by being out in the boonies. Yet they are thrown back together yet again. But they are now different people, their new expectations and past experiences, have colored each of them and while they work well together, you can sense a change in superiority and skill. Cooper has caught up to Fry, and she is afraid he is surpassing her on some inate level. Are they incorporating each other's personalities, or are they becoming the person they didn't want to be- each other? Booth does an excellent job in keeping the reader guessing as to what is going on with each of them as they attempt to solve the new mystery and save lives along the way. The mystery echoes their relationship, and Booth is taking the series in a new (but pleasant) direction. Kudos to keeping the series fresh and interesting for his readers!

About the Author:

Stephen Booth is an award winning British crime writer, the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have appeared in twelve novels set in England’s beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. Stephen has been a Gold Dagger finalist, an Anthony Award nominee, twice winner of a Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, and twice shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. Ben Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author, and in 2003 the Crime Writers’ Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for “the author whose books have given readers the most pleasure”.

The Cooper & Fry series is published all around the world, and has been translated into 15 languages. For more info check out Boone's website and Twitter pages for more on the author and the series!

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