A stunning landscape, a ruthless conflict... and one young police detective.
On the wild moors of England's Dark Peak, a conflict has been raging for years. The discovery of an illegal haul from the bedroom of a terraced house is a clue to what might be at stake - not only the fate of local wildlife, but perhaps the entire future of one of the most prized landscapes in the Peak District National Park.
Derbyshire police detective DC Ben Cooper, on assignment to the Rural Crime Squad, finds himself stepping into the middle of the conflict, without being quite sure whose side he's on. The predators come in all shapes and sizes - and in this battle, not all the victims are human...
CLAWS is a short novella from award-winning British crime writer Stephen Booth, author of thirteen novels in the Cooper & Fry series, all set in England's beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. At around 15,000 words, the story features one of the author's popular series characters, Detective Constable Ben Cooper, tackling the issues of wildlife crime.
The ebook includes an excerpt from the first novel in the Cooper & Fry series, BLACK DOG.
"One of the elite British mystery writers" - Washington Times
"Booth is a modern master of rural noir" - The Guardian
"There are few, if any, contemporary writers who do this as well as Stephen Booth" - Arena Magazine
"Booth delivers some of the best crime fiction in the UK" - Manchester Evening News