Stephen Booth's award-winning novel, Black Dog, was hailed as "an impressive performance" (The Denver Post). Now, Constables Ben Cooper and Diane Fry must contend with a killer whose motives are shrouded in bloody history.
DANCING WITH THE VIRGINS
In a remote part of Northern England's Peak District stand the Nine Virgins -- ancient stone monoliths that harbor dark legends. Now, another figure has joined the circle: a young cyclist, her lifeless limbs arranged in a mocking dance. The killing eerily resembles an earlier attack that left a woman savagely disfigured. For Detectives Cooper and Fry, there are too many questions with no answers. Was there a prior connection between the two victims? What was the precious object that one of them carried? And who are the two mysterious drifters who practice strange rituals? All that Cooper and Fry know for certain is that innocent blood has been spilled on the barren moors -- and that the killing has only begun in the shadow of the Virgins.......Continua