Stephen Booth, ‘Scared to Live’

I’d read Stephen Booth‘s ‘Black Dog’ before, which stuck in my mind as an unusually atmospheric crime novel. This is another in the same series, set in the rural Peak District. There’s nothing particularly surprising about the set-up – two cases which turn out to be connected; two detectives, each with their own hang-ups and tendency to brood – but he does it well. Nicely paced, good simple prose, nothing too obvious, well-sketched characters and a great sense of place. I wasn’t overwhelmed with admiration, but it was a perfectly good way to spend a few hours.


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