The second in the series set in the Derbyshire Peak District, Dancing with the Virgins is a tense psychological follow-up to Stephen Booth's acclaimed debut Black Dog. / 'Dancing with the Virgins' has the same combination of wonderfully rounded characters, psychological edge and insight, and terrific writing that ensured the success of 'Black Dog'. / Wide appeal along the hugely popular Minette Walter/Barbara Vine/Reginald Hill lines. / This re-issue of Stephen Booth's backlist will consolidate his reputaion as a brand name. / Competition: Reginald Hill, Barbara Vine, Minette Walters
Stephen Booth is a journalist. 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. He lives with his wife Lesley in a former Georgian dower house in Nottinghamshire and his interests include folklore, the Internet and walking in the hills of the Peak District. `Dancing with the Virgins' is his second novel.
'Another first-rate mystery ! Booth is particularly good at creating credible characters' Sunday Telegraph 'Includes several sinuous turns and surprises' Scotsman 'On this form, Booth could soon be up there with the likes of Reginald Hill. If you read only one new crime writer this year, he's your man' Yorkshire Post 'Stephen Booth is a real find, and his book is almost impossible to categorize! It is a crime novel, or rather a novel about people who are connected with the crime. The characterisation is brilliant, and the motivation for everything that occurs is too credible. A real winner' Shots