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Fine in jacket. First U.K. edition, first printing. Signed by Stephen Booth. N° de réf. du libraire 64
Synopsis : The villagers of Withens are dying. Emma Renshaw vanished two years ago, her body never found. Now her former housemate has been bludgeoned, his remains discovered near a deserted railway tunnel. Is there a link between the two?
While Detective Sergeant Diane Fry focuses on Emma’s possible murder, her colleague Ben Cooper investigates a series of burglaries. Only one family seems exempt: the Oxleys. Descended from workmen who built the ancient tunnels beneath the village, they stick close to their own–and keep their secrets closer. Caught in the tangle of death and deception are Cooper and Fry. Their personal history and professional relationship have blurred before, and will again, as their cases converge in the most unsettling ways. . . .
Review: Family troubles of all shapes and surprises keep the cops hopping and the tension high in English novelist Stephen Booth's fourth Ben Cooper/Diane Fry mystery, Blind to the Bones.
The most affecting of this novel's three plot lines concerns the disappearance of university student Emma Renshaw, who was last seen more than two years ago while on her way home to Derbyshire. Unable to accept that their daughter isn't merely late on the train, that she's more than likely dead, Howard and Sarah Renshaw have gone to extraordinary lengths to find her, consulting psychics and "bombarding the police with theories and suggestions, pleas and demands"--all for naught. But then, suddenly, Emma's blood-stained mobile phone is found, and the Renshaws' faith seems finally to be rewarded. Or is this just another opportunity for disappointment? Meanwhile, Detective Constable Cooper--posted temporarily (he hopes) to a rural crime squad--is investigating burglaries around the depressed old village of Withens, when the battered corpse of one of Emma's ex-housemates turns up on the nearby moors, his face blackened with theatrical make-up and stolen goods left behind in his car. Inquiries lead Cooper to a clannish local family with a history of trouble-making, and put him in the sights of a shadowy group called the Border Rats.
Booth's ability over the course of a story to transform some of his least suspicious players into the most devious (or vice-versa) and his appreciative portrayal of England's scenic Peak District both make for engrossing fiction. Blind to the Bones's subtlest but most intriguing element, though, may be its third plot thread, which finds Detective Sergeant Fry's long-lost, heroin-addicted sister turning up in Edendale, where she tries to enlist Cooper's help in convincing the hard-edged Diane to stop looking for her, once and for all. This track answers several questions about DS Fry's past while raising more--and promising new levels of character development in future installments of this series. --J. Kingston Pierce
Titre : Blind to the Bones
Éditeur : Harper Collins
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st UK
Description du livre Harper Collins, London, 2003. Hardback. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First edition. Fine condition and unread. Slight chip to bottom edge of pp397 -400. Very slight bumping to head and tail of jacket spine. First edition signed by the author on title page. It's nearly May Day and deep in the Dark Peak lies the village of Withens. Not a tranquil place but one troubled by theft, vandalism, strange disappearances and now murder. A young man is killed - battered to death and left high on the desolate moors for the crows to find. Signed by the author. Hardback. N° de réf. du libraire 1302279
Description du livre Harper Collins Publishers. London, U.K., 2003. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. 0007130651 SIGNED British first edition, first printing. Signed on the inside title page by Mr. Booth. Published by HarperCollins in 2003. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Fine condition with no scratches. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark. ; Signed by Author.; Signed by Author All of our books are marked down 40% until October 1, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. N° de réf. du libraire 5001139
Description du livre London: Harper Collins, 2003, 2003. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First Edition. Not price clipped and without inscriptions. First Priting in protected wrapper. SIGNED by Author without dedication on title page. Another Cooper and Fry mystery. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 13967
Description du livre HarperCollins Publishers 2003, 2003. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. Fine in Fine dj, UK First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Signed on the Title Page- USUAL TANNING TO THE PAGE BLOCK SIGNED Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. N° de réf. du libraire 73998
Description du livre Harper Collins Publishers. London, U.K. Hardcover. État : Fine. 0007130651 Signed British first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by author. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. Pages lightly browning. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until October 1, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. N° de réf. du libraire SKU1003240
Description du livre Harper Collins, London, 2003. Hardcover. État : Book: Very Good. 1st ptg.. 473 pp. 6 1/8 x 9 1/2. Black cloth covered boards, stamped in silver on spine. Black and blue dj. Signed by author on title page. No damage or markings noted. Author. N° de réf. du libraire 84457
Description du livre Harper Collins, 2003. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition, first printing 2003. SIGNED by the author. Dent and tear at top of spine affecting cloth and dustwrapper o/w near fine in dustwrapper. 0.0. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-2796444704
Description du livre Harper Collins, London, 2003. Original Cloth. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Page edges browned. Quarter inch closed tear in top right corner of front panel of jacket. First printing. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 005056
Description du livre Apr 07, 2003. État : Used: Like New. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, signed copy 'ottakars' sticker to front jacket (unclipped), NO scribbles/inscriptions. Binding tight. N° de réf. du libraire 00-E55L-0FIK
Description du livre London;Harper Collins, 2003. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. 1st Edition. Unread copy. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 007474