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Frances Fyfield


(Frances Hegarty)
UK flag (1948 - )

aka Frances Hegarty

Frances Fyfield is a criminal lawyer, who lives in London and in Deal, by the sea which is her passion. She has won several awards, including the CWA Silver Dagger.
 
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Painted Smile
1. A Painted Smile (2015)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1990) : A Question of Guilt
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (1999) : Staring At the Light
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Safer Than Houses
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : Blood from Stone


Frances Fyfield recommends
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The Raphael Affair (1990)
(Jonathan Argyll, book 1)
Iain Pears
"Pears is a delightful writer, with a light, ironic touch."
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Roses, Roses (1993)
(Harpur & Iles, book 10)
Bill James
"Utterly absorbing."
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Judas Child (1998)
Carol O'Connell
"A heart-stopping novel of intelligence and suspense."
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The Suffocating Night (1998)
(Lydmouth, book 4)
Andrew Taylor
"A classic detective story which is deceptively calm and cool, but really smashing."
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Ploughing Potter's Field (1999)
Phil Lovesey
"Terrific plot and a name to watch."
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Improvising Carla (2000)
Joanna Hines
"A chiller of a thriller about real women... beautifully crafted, subtle and good."
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Ode to a Banker (2000)
(Marcus Didius Falco, book 12)
Lindsey Davis
"A rollicking narrative . . . this sees its award-winning author in excellent form."
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The Anglo-Irish Murders (2000)
(Robert Amiss, book 9)
Ruth Dudley Edwards
"Devilishly funny... There are plenty of sharp political points in this beautifully written satire, guaranteed to make you laugh."
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In the Midnight Hour (2001)
(Laura Principal, book 5)
Michelle Spring
"...a compulsive read."
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Code 61 (2002)
(Carl Houseman, book 4)
Donald Harstad
"Michael Connolly, eat your heart out."
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My Name Is Legion (2004)
A N Wilson
"A wonderful, thrilling depiction of media manipulation, corruption, tolerance and promiscuity. It's so good, and so wise, it hurts."
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Amnesia (2017)
Michael Ridpath
"The best thriller you'll read all year."


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