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Digital Romance Disorder (paperback & kindle)

Digital Romance Disorder is available in paperback and kindle formats.


The Sound Of Crying (paperback & kindle)

The Sound Of Crying is available in paperback and kindle formats.


S.U.N.D.S (paperback & kindle)

SUNDS is available in paperback and kindle formats.


Boy (paperback & kindle)

Boy is available in paperback and kindle formats.


Sophia (paperback & kindle)

Sophia is available in paperback and kindle formats.


Email From A Vampire (paperback & kindle)

Email From A Vampire is available in paperback and kindle formats.


Bad Night (kindle)

Bad Night is available for kindle on Amazon.


Cambridge TV interview 2017

Television interview on Cambridge That's TV. Watch Nigel being interviewed about his crime thriller, The Sound Of Crying.  Read more...

Radio appearances. 2017

Listen to Nigel Cooper being interviewed about his novel, The Sound Of Crying, by Charlie Thompson on his BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Saturday breakfast show and also on Ian Daborn's Saturday morning show on Cambridge 105.  Read more...

The Sound Of Crying – training to be an assassin. 2017

The story of how I trained to become an assassin as part of the research for The Sound Of Crying.   Read more...

Boy – moving on. 2016

Life after Boy. I've had quite a lot of emails regarding my childhood memoir, Boy – especially the ending. Readers want to know what happened next. You can find out here.  Read more...

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'Cooper's writing sports a vivid and cinematic quality.' ~ The Independent


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A rollercoaster ride in the crazy world of internet dating.

Sometimes you don’t find love, love finds you.

Nick Ryder has been single for ten years since divorcing his wife, who was twice unfaithful to him. Working from home Nick has found it impossible to meet a woman. So, after his best friends persuade him to join an internet dating website, he embarks on a series of dates with hilarious, outrageous, a little scary, and just plain weird consequences.

After a string of unsuccessful – and unusual – dates, Nick starts to lose heart and after swimming in the murky waters of internet dating for months on end he’s beginning to wonder how many more times he’s going to have to go through this before he finally meets the woman of his dreams.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to find love, at the end of the day it will just come up from behind and smack you on the back of the head when you least expect it.

This story will chime with anybody who’s done their time in the trenches of internet dating warfare.

Published: June 2017

Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing

ISBN: 9780957330788 (paperback)

ASIN: B071GLLFTF (kindle)




A nightmare scenario no-one would like to face. And it's dark ... boy is it dark.” - Paul Finch

John and Helen Kramer are an average married couple living in rural Cambridgeshire, until their four-year-old twins, Edward and Jamie, are kidnapped and brutally murdered. Just when it seems that the Kramers can see retribution in court, the killer’s lawyer leaves the judge with no choice but to throw the case out due to two technicalities and a cluster of police procedural errors. The final nail in the Kramer boys’ coffins is the fact that their killer is a local priest.

John Kramer tries desperately to move forward with his life, but his wife, Helen, cannot, not until she avenges the deaths of her beloved boys.

DS Rhodes of Cambridgeshire CID soon discovers that this is not a regular kidnapping/murder case and all is not what it appears to be.

Helen Kramer has dropped off the grid and is nowhere to be found and the priest is as free as a bird, and alive, but for how long?

What ensues is a deadly game of cat and mouse between Helen Kramer, the police and the priest. Can DS Rhodes unravel the truth and find Helen Kramer before she unleashes her own special brand of punishment on her boys’ killer?

Could you forgive the man who killed your children?

Published: January 2017

Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing

ISBN: 9780957330771 (paperback)

ASIN: B01N9U175W (kindle)




S.U.N.D.S (Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome)


A sleepy village in Cambridgeshire is about to be gripped in a reign of terror by a new resident, a strange young woman called Dayanira. The fact that the meaning of her name is: devastating, capable of great destruction, is no coincidence.

What first appear to be two unexplained nocturnal deaths soon turn out to be something far more sinister – something with an insidious agenda.

Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (S.U.N.D.S) is a genuine unexplainable medical condition that kills hundreds of – otherwise healthy – young people every year – typically males – leaving pathologists perplexed as to the cause of death.

There is one school of thought, however – within certain circles – that SUNDS is explainable, only it’s not an explanation that most mortals would want to hear, or believe, because the explanation is just too shocking, terrifying and disturbing to comprehend.

Currently, there is no treatment or preventative cure for SUNDS – at least not medically…


Published: March 2016

Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing

ISBN: 9780957330764 (paperback)

ASIN: B01D0ISDO8 (kindle)




“My parents had to try for eighteen months to conceive me, but my father was adamant he wanted one last child. After eighteen months of trying, my mother eventually conceived and nine months later I was born. My birth was a difficult one. It was like I was never meant to be in this world.”

Boy is Nigel Cooper’s childhood memoir from the age of five to sixteen. It tells the shocking, brutal, disturbing, emotional story of his childhood spent in and out of various care homes and institutions during the 1970s and 1980s.

When Nigel was just seven years old, after the untimely death of his sister and father, his mother asked social services to take him away – and then his nightmare began. For the next nine years of his life, Nigel was repeatedly rejected by his mother and spent his childhood among bullies, abusers, psychopaths and criminals. He spent time in a children’s psychiatric hospital, where they carried out unimaginable tests, pumped him full of drugs and physically abused him; care homes, where he would come face to face with rough estate kids who would beat him up, force him to steal for them and threaten his life; and barbaric assessment centres for disturbed and delinquent children, where the staff were, at times, sicker than the children.

The system tried to break Nigel and it was a miracle that he survived. The British care system robbed him of his childhood. His story is truly extraordinary. Disturbing, yet touching, with an unflinching depiction of reality written up in a brilliant and unique style.

Boy is powerfully written, edgy, gripping and beautifully crafted.

Visceral, heart-wrenching and utterly compelling - Mikey Walsh, author of the international best-selling Gypsy Boy

Published: August 2015

Publisher: Ebury, Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9781785030789 (paperback)

ASIN: B00VOOEIV8 (kindle)




A story of love, loss, and mania

Sometimes your state-of-mind has a dark side...


But Sophia’s picture-perfect life is about to take a drastic turn for the worse. After the tragic untimely death of her beloved boyfriend, Spencer, something happens to her – something dark.

After a period of post-traumatic stress, Sophia develops a dark and severe personality disorder. Gone is the gracious upper middle class girl. In her place stands a dysfunctional young woman on a frenetic path of self-destruction and mayhem.

Sophia’s world starts to fall apart. Something dark has got a grip on her mind and it refuses to let go. Her psychologist has never seen a case like quite like it and is at a total loss.

Sophia has recoiled into a dark and dangerous place in her mind, but now it’s spilling out into the real world with a vengeance. She proceeds to tear her family apart, alienate her friends and destroy her career; soon there will be nothing left.

Can her new best friend, Delphine, save her before it’s too late?

An insanely addictive read. Sophia is a powerful and moving story that has, at its heart, one of the most compelling characters I've ever read. Sophia's journey is brilliantly written, with a host of memorable supporting characters, leading to a devastating and unpredictable conclusion. This book will stay with you long after you've finished it.”Amy Cross, international best selling author 

Published: January 2014

Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing

ISBN: 9780957330733 (paperback)

ASIN: B00HSSJ4RM (kindle)



Email From a Vampire

Gripping new dark vampire romance crime thriller that will leave you breathless!

Love, desire and a trail of cold-blooded murders ...

Tania de Pré is an ordinary journalist looking for her next big story. But when she receives an email from the mysterious, erudite and deeply sensual Tristan Syhier Burnel - a man alleging himself to be a thousand-year old vampire who wants her to publish his life story - she is plunged into a world of murder, intrigue and overwhelming sexual desire.

Teaming up with DI Maldini and his CSI team, Tania and Tristan find themselves on the trail of a malevolent bloodsucker, who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secrets of vampirism remain underground …

Dark, stylish, romantic and sexy, Email From A Vampire will do for London what True Blood did for Louisiana.

Published: July 2012

Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing

ISBN: 9780957330702 (paperback)

ASIN: B008PIDXNA (kindle)