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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Review: One Last Breath by Stephen Booth

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Boone's latest Cooper and Fry book is about to be released, so I'm trying to catch up on the series, as I can, so here's the current book! This book follows up on Blind to the Bones!

One Last Breath  cover

Around the ancient cave system in Derbyshire are thronging tourists, a medieval castle, and the thriving town of Castleton. With its underground tunnels and caverns, it’s the perfect place for a man to hide—or vanish. Detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are looking for such a man, one who is on a murderous rampage.

An escaped convict is on the loose, and, after thirteen years in prison, he may be seeking revenge on the son of the cop who put him away in the first place … Cooper’s father.


In 1990, Det. Constable Ben Cooper's father arrests Mansell Quinn for the brutal murder of his lover. Thirteen years later, Quinn disappears upon his release from prison, his ex-wife is immediately slain, and another murder soon follows. Cooper and Fry come into the fray and with his usual doggedness, Cooper knows there is more to the old case, that might be influencing the current case. Convinced they're facing a revenge spree, Fry sends her division here and there, mounting a manhunt, probing physical clues and the messy web of relationships that Quinn had at the time of the original murder, to find clues to his whereabouts. The deeper they investigate, the more the original crime looks like a cover up, but for who, and why? Was Cooper's dad, the 'perfect cop' guilty of a horrendous misjustice? Did the truth ever come out? And will that truth end up having more people killed before Quinn is caught? This is a tightly weaved web of deceit and assumptions, that will more than satisfy the Cooper and Fry fan, and for a the new reader to the series, give them a great mystery to read! 

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 his website and Twitter pages for more on the author and the series!


The first book in this series, Black Dog is ONLY 99 cents for the ebook on Amazon right now!
Hurry and get it for that new ereader you got for Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing it.


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