The Murder Road

The Murder Road

eBook - 2015
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Welcome to the picturesque English village of Shawhead, where there's one road in and one road out. And on that road this morning is an abandoned vehicle...with an ominous bloodstain inside.It's a mystery. It could be a murder. Where--and who--is the driver? Whose blood has been discovered? Why are the people of Shawhead so hostile toward Detective Ben Cooper, sent in to take charge of the investigation? As Cooper peels back layers of lies and exposes dark secrets to the light, he draws ever closer to a killer hiding in plain sight. Packed with atmosphere, suspense, and surprises, The Murder Road is Stephen Booth's most unforgettable novel yet.
Publisher: New York : Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9780062439239
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Nov 08, 2016

Book 15 in the Ben Cooper and Diane Fry series

Nov 03, 2016

If ever a book needed maps, it's this one.

Dec 05, 2015

A good read despite some need of editing out grammatical errors which I haven't come across in Booth's previous novels. Good plot, a revived, non-moody and promoted Ben Cooper, and the usual bountiful description of the Peak area. I think he over did the description of the canal system, the roads and the bridges in the area of the murder as I found myself skimming over those paragraphs - just too detailed. I wondered how long it would take Ben Cooper to figure out the reason for Audrey being in that lay by, but then Booth goes way beyond any amount of explanation that I could come up with. Anyone who has used a satnav in England and been directed onto roads that are more like walking paths can certainly understand the frustration of the driver, Mac Kelsey, in this story. Has Booth ended Diane Fry's involvement in his stories with those closing comments?

Nov 25, 2015

The Murder Road, the 15th novel in the Cooper/Fry chronicles, offers up the expected superbly crafted case mystery that has become Booth's trademark. The author, however, permeates this particular novel with an undercurrent subtext: the pervading sense of the inexorable flow of time. Witness one of Ben's ever more infrequent visits to Bridge End Farm: the family homestead has changed and there's no going back. So, too, Gavin's retirement party. Moreover, Cooper is vacating 8 Welbeck St. A DC when he moved in; a DI now. A dozen years flitted by. The caring landlady has passed away. Then there is the overarching relationship between Ben and Diane. Uncertain at first (Black Dog); rocky, jagged, aloof, professional (Dancing with the Virgins, Blind to the Bones); transformed by the flow of time to one of intimate bonding (The Corpse Bridge, The Murder Road). This literary series is a one-of-a-kind reading experience.


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