There was a time when I did not consider length at all, and sometimes even preferred longer books. I liked Black Dog when I read it a few months ago, but I wasn't overwhelmed by it enough to go right out for the next story in the series. The culprits for this were the many subplots that sucked all the life out of the investigation into the murder of the cyclist. I'm quite sure who the perpatrators of some of the murders were, but others I'm not as sure. From the series' protagonists, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, both police detectives, to the supporting cast, there are many delicious layers to be enjoyed as the story moves forward. In reality, there are many more interlocking pieces that the police must assemble, and sometimes there are devastating consequences.
It does an excellent job of character description and takes you on a colorful tour of the English countryside. How long will the file be downloaded? When Detective Constable Ben Cooper and Detective Sergeant Diane Fry learn that another woman was attacked by an assailant with a knife less than half a mile from the Nine Virgins, they feel they've found the start of a pattern that needs to be stopped immediately. Diane and Ben cross paths once again and their relationship is as frosty as ever. A young woman is found dead in the center of a Stonehenge-like set of stones known locally as the Nine Virgins thus the title of the book. The story is as complicated adopted kids, lesbianism, crusties as the first and equally as inlikely but the plus factors make a cracking read.
Detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are part of the team assigned to the case and search for clues to the crimes as well as determine how they are linked to this mysterious area. Eventually, after some digging deep and some good old fashioned police detecting, they start to find suspects and motives, but Bens instincts are telling him they are not what they are looking for. The pacing of the book was glacial and came very close to being a Did Not Finish for me. All of these relationships are a background to and influence on the investigation. Ben Cooper and Diane Fry must unlock the memories trapped inside her mind before more blood is shed amongst the stones. First Line: On the day the first woman died, Mark Roper had radio trouble. I tried to continue it yesterday but my interest had waned.
This is a book that is well worth its length though. I don't mind a long read at all, it's more that I've read several long mysteries with filler than plot and I didn't want to be disappointed in this one. Stephen Booth was born in the Lancashire mill town of Burnley and has remained rooted to the Pennines during his career as a newspaper journalist. A ranger finds a young woman murdered at a group of stones, known as the dancing virgins. The local cops link the killing to a savage attack close by on another woman, a few weeks ago. Fry is a city girl, making her home in the town of Edendale, who has her own personal reasons for transferring to the area.
Как новый: Книга, которая выглядит новой, но была в употреблении. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Dancing with the Virgins Ben Cooper and Diane Fry Series 2. It's a big book, over 500 pages, but they turn quickly in a story you just want to keep reading. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the dancing with the virgins booth stephen gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. The body has been left as though sacraficed. But the book was a slog.
Diane is so hard and bitter and avoids depth in any relationship. He gives tantalizing hints and leads you into dark corners. I'm not sure whether the author did this on purpose or whether it was due to my inattentiveness. Also, the fact that she is searching for her sister is introduced. And my description of that portion is brief and possibly misleading. She still mostly remains a mystery, though. It's maddening - as a youngster I never, ever worried about the length of a tome - now I just would hate to waste the time, reading time is too precious! And there is more to come before an answer can be found.
The story is intricate with lots of layers. I really enjoy his storytelling. Cue investigations with Fry and cooper - still both getting at each other. I may understand some of her motivations, but after a while prickly gets old, and I begin to wish that she could remain civil to everyone for one entire hour. Cue investigations with Fry and cooper - still both getting at each other. This is the second Stephen Booth tale of coppers Ben Cooper and Diane Fry that I have read and now I would like to find the Booth novel Black Dog that starts off the series. I think this stems from the fact that I found the ending very confusing.
Now another young woman has been found, savagely wounded and severely traumatized, but alive. I'm not drawn to either Fry or Cooper, and don't really care about their issues. This is a book that is well worth its length though. This is the second in a series of Constable Ben Cooper novels and my affinity for these books has been previously well-documented. Before the book begins, Diane has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, which Ben remains a Detective Constable. May need free signup required to download or reading online book.
However, his ability to immerse the reader into the minds of the characters, so that you both love and dislike them simultaneously, makes up for this over descriptive style. I look forward to seeing what the tv programme makers will have done with the books. The tension between central characters Cooper and Fry adds another interesting dimension, th Having enjoyed the first installment of this series Black Dog recently - I was looking forward to this second book in the Cooper and Fry series. Both have their own demons. Diane Fry is so hard to like and Ben Cooper is so likable, it's difficult to stomach her extreme animosity toward him. There are other deaths in the vicinity, and slowly the two cops individually work out what must be the truth.