On a rain-swept hillside, hounds from the local foxhunt discover the body of a well-dressed man. At that exact moment, an anonymous caller reports the same body . . . lying half a mile away.
It's only the first in a series of baffling clues as Ben Cooper and Diane Fry—partners and rivals on the detective force —plunge into a case involving horses, spectacular wealth, and a mysterious "plague village" where a centuries-old outbreak of Black Death has been transformed into a modern tourist attraction.
As the spring rain falls and the body count rises, Cooper and Fry's investigation twists back to the recent past. A killer lurks in the shadows there—a killer now hiding in plain sight . . .
Atmospheric and ingenious, packed with suspense and secrets, The Kill Call is an unforgettable thriller from an unforgettable writer.
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Stephen Booth's fourteen novels featuring Cooper and Fry, all to be published by Witness, have sold over half a million copies around the world.Review:
“Intelligent and substantive crime fiction, rich with complex characters.” (Library Journal)
“Suspenseful and supremely engaging. Booth does a wonderful job.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Clever, intricate . . . Cooper is an ascendant Lewis to Fry’s bitter Morse.” (Financial Times)
“Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are the most interesting crime team to arrive on the mystery scene in a long while.” (Rocky Mountain News)
“A modern master of rural noir.” (The Guardian)
“Booth delivers some of the best crime fiction in the UK.” (Manchester Evening News)
“Booth’s aim is to portray the darkness that lies beneath the surface . . . in this he succeeds wonderfully well.”— (Daily Mail (London))
“Ingenious plotting and richly atmospheric.” (Reginald Hill)
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Book Description Harper Collins Omes, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7243464