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Blind Defence

(2018)
(The second book in the Benson and De Vere series)
A novel by

 
 
'Vivid and exciting' The Times

WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MASQUE

She was found hanging in a dingy London bedsit with a blood orange in her mouth. Diane Heybridge, a young woman without a past or much of a future, has captured in death the compassion denied her in life.

For the prosecution, this seeming suicide is nothing more than a bungled killing and a disgusted public looks to Court 2 of the Old Bailey for justice. Her callous, jilted partner Brent Stainsby stands accused of her murder and he's turned to the maverick legal team William Benson and Tess de Vere to defend him.

However, as the trial unfolds it soon becomes clear that there is far more to Diane Heybridge than meets the eye. She wasn't the weak and downtrodden victim now being presented to the jury. She was capable of a sophisticated form of vengeance. By the same token, Brent Stainsby isn't who he seems to be either. He's hiding a motive for murder unknown to the police and may well be playing a deadly game of poker with the judicial process. What began as a simple trial rapidly turns into a complex search for the truth beyond the confines of the courtroom...

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blind Defence (Benson and De Vere)
Author(s): John Fairfax
ISBN: 1-4087-0875-2 / 978-1-4087-0875-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blind Defence (Benson and De Vere)
Author(s): John Fairfax
ISBN: 0-349-14251-3 / 978-0-349-14251-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blind Defence (Benson and De Vere)
Author(s): John Fairfax
ISBN: 1-4087-0876-0 / 978-1-4087-0876-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Blind Defence
Author(s): John Fairfax
ISBN: 1-4450-7367-6 / 978-1-4450-7367-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Blind Defence
Author(s): John Fairfax
ISBN: 1-4450-7366-8 / 978-1-4450-7366-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blind Defence
Author(s): John Fairfax
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blind Defence
Author(s): John Fairfax
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blind Defence
Author(s): John Fairfax
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blind Defence (Benson and De Vere)
Author(s): John Fairfax
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU