Soon there will be a killing.  Close your eyes and breathe in the aroma.  I can smell it right now, can't you?  So powerful, so sweet.  So irresistible. It's the scent of death.

The anonymous caller who taunts the Derbyshire Police with talk of an imminent killing could be just another hoaxer.  The macabre descriptions of death and decomposition could be someone's sick fantasy.  But after listening to the voice, so eerily calm and controlled as it invites the police to meet the 'flesh eater', Detective Diane Fry is certain she's dealing with a killer... And it may already be too late to save the next victim.

DC Ben Cooper, meanwhile, is looking into Derbyshire's first case of body snatching.  It is an investigation that will take him into the world of those whose lives revolve around the dead and their disposal, from funeral directors to crematorium staff and a professor whose specialty is the study of death.

Author

Stephen Booth

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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Series: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

Book Number:
11
2011
Book Number:
6
2005
Review THE DEVIL'S EDGE - Stephen Booth
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Devil's Edge, Stephen Booth
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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
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Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
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Review THE DEAD PLACE - Stephen Booth
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Monday, March 31, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Dead Place, Stephen Booth
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
ISBN
000717200
Year of Publication
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
6
Review THE DEAD PLACE - Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 31, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Dead Place, Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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