I'm a British crime novelist, the author of 16 novels in the Ben Cooper and Diane Fry series. My novels features two young police detectives, and are set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. They've twice won the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel of the Year, as well as the Dager in the Library Award from the Crime Writers' Association. I've also been a Gold Dagger  and Anthony Award nominee, and Ben Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for Best Detective created by a British author.  CLAWS is a short novella focusing on Detective Constable Ben Cooper on assignment to the Rural Crime Team in the county of Derbyshire. 
The novels to date are:
Black Dog
Dancing with the Virgins
Blood on the Tongue
Blind to the Bones
One Last Breath
The Dead Place
Scared to Live
Dying to Sin
The Kill Call
Lost River
The Devil's Edge
Dead and Buried
Already Dead
The Corpse Bridge
The Murder Road
Secrets of Death (due in 2016)
The books are published in the USA by Witness Impulse. In the UK and Canada, the early books were from HarperCollins and the later ones by Little, Brown.
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stevebooth2001 stevebooth2001 May 28, 2016 10:34PM
Many thanks for following me! Looks like some great reading ahead. :)
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Story by Stephen Booth
Claws by stevebooth2001
Claws Mystery / Thriller
On the wild moors of England's Peak District, a ruthless conflict has been raging for years. Young Derbyshire police detective Ben Cooper finds himself in the middle of the conflict, without quite being sure whose...
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