By Stephen Booth
An atmospheric new Fry and Cooper mystery for lovers of Peter Robinson and Reginald Hill.On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the neighborhood foxhunt locate the physique of a well-dressed guy whose head has been beaten. but an nameless caller stories an identical physique mendacity half of 1 mile away. referred to as in to enquire the invention, detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper turn into entangled within the violent international of looking and hunt saboteurs, horse robbery and a little-known zone of the beef trade.As Fry follows a posh path of her personal to solve the shady enterprise pursuits of the homicide sufferer, Cooper realizes that the reply to the case may well lie deep some time past. heritage is in all places round him within the height District panorama – really within the ‘plague village’ of Eyam, the place a scourge of Black demise has been become a modern day vacationer attraction.But, at the same time the ultimate resolution is published, either Fry and Cooper locate themselves having to withstand the stressful fact of the even more fresh prior.
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Yet he’d promised himself he’d face up to everything he had to deal with from now on. Nothing was to be gained from shutting his memories away and slamming the lid down tight. Startled by a sound behind him in the office, Cooper looked around guiltily, remembering where he was. For the first time, he became aware of the atmosphere in the office, a little bit more relaxed than usual. ’ he asked Irvine. ’ ‘Here somewhere,’ said Irvine. Cooper read quickly through a copy of the incident log. The Eden Valley Hunt?
Said Redfearn when she explained. ‘Someone left hoofprints all over my crime scene, Inspector. In fact, it looks like more than one horse to me. Your operation here is less than half a mile away – I could see you from the scene down there. ’ ‘There are quite a lot of them, you know. ’ ‘Around eight thirty a. ’ ‘You want the huntsman, or one of the whippers-in, then. They’d be here with the hound van, early doors. ’ Redfearn looked around. ‘God knows, Sergeant. In one of these fields somewhere.
A robbery victim? ’ ‘Could be. ’ ‘The postmortem might find something for us. ’ The body had been moved by the ME during his examination, but now lay on its back, face turned upwards to the rain, which was being deflected by the roof of the body tent. The coat the man was wearing turned out to be one of those green waxed affairs, similar to one that Fry had seen Ben Cooper in sometimes, though this one looked a bit newer and probably more expensive. Underneath the coat, there was a blue body warmer and a cotton shirt with a thin green check.
The Kill Call by Stephen Booth