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Safer Than Houses

(2005)
(Playing With Fire)
(The fifth book in the Sarah Fortune series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Sarah Fortune inherited her flat from one of her many lovers. Now a son has appeared claiming it is his, morally if not strictly legally, and he is using illegal means to persuade Sarah to give it up: abusive letters threatening her personal harm. As it becomes more difficult to ignore these missives, Sarah comes across Henry, a timid, lonely man whose upstairs neighbour is using every trick in the racketeer landlord's book to make him leave his home: litter in the shared hallway, continual noise, poison set out for his cat. It seems that if they swap accommodation for a while, they may be able to deal with each other's problems. But these two strangers have unknown connections in common: a well-meaning widow, a struggling therapist, and a man who sets fire to other people's property for a living.

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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): FRANCES FYFIELD
ISBN: 0-316-72764-4 / 978-0-316-72764-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Playing With Fire: A Sarah Fortune Mystery (Sarah Fortune Mysteries)
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-06-230497-6 / 978-0-06-230497-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Witness Impulse
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 0-7515-3621-0 / 978-0-7515-3621-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 1-4056-1226-6 / 978-1-4056-1226-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): Francis Fyfield
ISBN: 0-316-72765-2 / 978-0-316-72765-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Time Warner Books
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Audio Editions

2006 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
ISBN: 1-4056-0272-4 / 978-1-4056-0272-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Playing With Fire: A Sarah Fortune Mystery (Sarah Fortune Mysteries)
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Safer Than Houses
Author(s): Frances Fyfield
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   


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