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The Devil's Edge [Paperback]

Stephen Booth
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June 7 2011
The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue. This time, they've left a body. The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it's up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to track down the killers. But the enemy isn't who they think it is. Beneath the sinister shadow of the mountain ridge called the Devil's Edge, a twisted game is in play - a game more ruthless than the detectives can imagine...Packed with nerve-jangling suspense and moody atmosphere, The Devil's Edge is a thriller to rival the very best of Peter Robinson and Peter James.

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"Booth's work stands out in the way he uses the stark, alien landscape of the Peak District to create atmosphere." (The Halifax Chronicle Herald 2011-01-00)

About the Author

Stephen Booth is the internationally bestselling, CWA Dagger-winning author of ten acclaimed thrillers featuring Cooper and Fry. The series is in development as a TV programme. Booth lives in Nottingham.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Addition to Cooper & Fry Series March 28 2012
By PoreMan
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Just finished The Devil's Edge, No 11 in the Cooper & Fry series, it was IMO an OK read but for me DISAPPOINTING OVERALL - unfortunately! Would have given it 2.5 stars, if I could. In terms of Cooper & Fry's character development, Stephen Booth really missed the mark with this book and I think, it will probably dissapoint devotees of this series.

As a long-standing Stephen Booth fan, I have and have read all 10 previous books in the Cooper & Fry series, most twice. From the start, I really liked the Cooper character and as the series progressed and characters developed, I have come to really enjoy Fry's character as well. The dynamic between these two characters, set against a police background, makes this series very special for me. After Lost River (No. 10), a high point in the series dynamic between DS Cooper & Fry, I was REALLY looking forward to this book - LOTS of possibilies.

The Devil's Edge is focused on DS Cooper. DS Fry gets brief attention in two or three small sections within the first 2/3rds of the book; these seem almost added as an afterthought and have no relation to the main storyline. Except for briefly in the last 1/3rd of this book, there is NO exchange between Cooper & Fry. For me this was a REAL DISAPPOINTMENT, especially after Lost River. IMO, there seems to be a disconnect between Lost River and Devil's Edge, in development of these two characters (e.g., Liz basically dropped Cooper at end of No 10 and now she is engaged to him; Cooper & Fry became close (relatively), personnally and professionally, in Lost River and in Devil's Edge, there is essentially no character development between Cooper & Fry - what gives Stephen??).
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Edge Oct. 1 2011
By Ted Feit TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Devil's Edge is a fairly insular world, defined, geographically at least, by the cliff edges which surround it. This book is, in a similar way, equally circumscribed. As the reader is told on the opening page, "It was one of the drawbacks of living in the countryside. Too much of the outside world intruding. Too many things it was impossible to keep out." In this novel, the outside world, and the aspects of it one would most like to keep out, intrudes in the worst way. On the eastern fringe of the Peak District, in the village of Riddings, in rural Derbyshire, there has been a rash of break-ins. The burglars have been dubbed The Savages by the press. The newest incidents escalate the anxiety when they suddenly turn deadly. The author speaks of the residents having sought sanctuary in the rural haven, noting, however, that "everyone had monsters in their lives." Suspicion turns from looking for an outside group of burglars to someone from within the community, targeting the victims, for reasons far more personal.

Recently promoted D.S. Ben Cooper is assigned the investigation. He, particularly, believes it is not the work of The Savages, being much more meticulously planned and leaving no trace of the culprit[s].

D.S. Diane Fry, formerly with the West Midlands Police "in the days before she transferred to yokel land," is brought back into the squad to take over the investigation after an almost unimaginable turn of events changes Ben Cooper's life forever. Despite the past ambivalence of their relationship, where they were both vying for the same promotion, their usually well-concealed respect for each other is here on display.

The author's descriptions bring the land to palpable life, e.g., "the distant rocky outcrops seemed to change shape.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cooper and Fry mystery June 27 2011
By George H. Hackett - Published on Amazon.com
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This latest in the series is one of the most satisfying. I won't go into the plot, but suffice to say it is typically atmospheric, highlighting yet another geographical oddity of England's Peak District. Fry and Cooper don't interact as much in this volume compared to others. But there is plenty of both of them (though more of Cooper). The distance between the two--as their careers and romantic lives diverge--seems natural and lifelike. There are major developments in Cooper's love life, family situation and career. And a new female officer enters the scene, offering intriguing possibilities (and complications) for the future. I ordered this from abroad and it was well worth it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Edge Oct. 1 2011
By Gloria Feit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Devil's Edge is a fairly insular world, defined, geographically at least, by the cliff edges which surround it. This book is, in a similar way, equally circumscribed. As the reader is told on the opening page, "It was one of the drawbacks of living in the countryside. Too much of the outside world intruding. Too many things it was impossible to keep out." In this novel, the outside world, and the aspects of it one would most like to keep out, intrudes in the worst way. On the eastern fringe of the Peak District, in the village of Riddings, in rural Derbyshire, there has been a rash of break-ins. The burglars have been dubbed The Savages by the press. The newest incidents escalate the anxiety when they suddenly turn deadly. The author speaks of the residents having sought sanctuary in the rural haven, noting, however, that "everyone had monsters in their lives." Suspicion turns from looking for an outside group of burglars to someone from within the community, targeting the victims, for reasons far more personal.

Recently promoted D.S. Ben Cooper is assigned the investigation. He, particularly, believes it is not the work of The Savages, being much more meticulously planned and leaving no trace of the culprit[s].

D.S. Diane Fry, formerly with the West Midlands Police "in the days before she transferred to yokel land," is brought back into the squad to take over the investigation after an almost unimaginable turn of events changes Ben Cooper's life forever. Despite the past ambivalence of their relationship, where they were both vying for the same promotion, their usually well-concealed respect for each other is here on display.

The author's descriptions bring the land to palpable life, e.g., "the distant rocky outcrops seemed to change shape. They slid slowly sideways, merged and divided, their outlines shifting from smooth to jagged to a distinctive silhouette. It was all the effect of altering angle and perspective. With each step, a transformation took place in the landscape, a gradual reveal like the slow drawing aside of a curtain. At a point halfway across the flats, a split rock he hadn't noticed before came into view. As it emerged from behind a larger boulder, its two halves slowly parted and turned, like the hands of a clock creeping past noon." Simply gorgeous. [The landscape, and the writing, that is.]

Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Appearances often deceive. March 17 2014
By Carolyn G. Manuel - Published on Amazon.com
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Cooper is newly promoted and has a new case. Fry has been sent to participate in a strategic planning group. A home invasion duo are violently injuring people and a breaking results in two murders. Coopers brother is arrested when he shots two men who are about to steal from him and Fry returns to be the liaison for the detective brought in to investigate. The conflicts and strains between Cooper and Fry are getting a bit tiresome. It's time to put that conflict away. A good character study of the conflict between the rich homeowners and the mayhem that results. Booths descriptions of the people and places in Derbyshire are magnificent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I was hoping April 7 2013
By Jacquelyn K. Haynie - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hoping for a book similar to The Bank's books by Peter Robinson. It was o.k., but didn't have the interest that the Bank's books have. I even thought of putting it down for good, but finished it. It seemed to drag most of the way through and just never got the intrigue that I am used to reading in British mysteries. Maybe the author can improve with time.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Edge April 26 2014
By Katt Ottele - Published on Amazon.com
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This was very good! I love the characters in this book and the descriptive scenes. I felt I was there and this mystery was wonderful!
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