Secrets of Death

  • Author Stephen Booth
  • Narrator Mike Rogers
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 9 hours and 3 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

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.

A beautiful place to die . . .

Residents of the Peak District are used to tourists descending on its soaring hills and brooding valleys. However, this summer brings a different kind of visitor to the idyllic landscape, leaving behind bodies and secrets.

A series of suicides throughout the Peaks throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire’s E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts – with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up. Meanwhile, in Nottingham Detective Sergeant Diane Fry finds a key witness has vanished…

But what are the mysterious Secrets of Death?

And is there one victim whose fate wasn’t suicide at all?

Critics Review

  • 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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