26 November 2018

Fall Down Dead; Stephen Booth

Fall Down Dead (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #18)Fall Down Dead by Stephen Booth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is Booth ever going to have Fry and Cooper work together again? Is the only reason he keeps inserting Fry into the action is because he started the series with them as a duo and can't stop?

Beyond that, the mystery is relatively interesting. Again, lots of history of the place (in this case, Kinder Scout and the Mass Tresspass) and scenery, plus murder. The clues are there, if you know which ones to pay attention to - I was pretty sure I'd figured it out, but was surprised by the motive despite having read the clues earlier. There are also some lines of inquiry that could have been taken a step further, but clearly weren't going to go anywhere. That's all the Cooper stuff. Fry? Appears in the beginning as part of another investigation (never completely solved) and then goes off into a separate story that only incredibly tangentially intersects with the main story. Sigh.

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