A sparky and totally engaging first crime novel, featuring a delightful new heroine, Frankie Richmond – barrister, Stoke Newington inhabitant and Tamla Motown fan.
Frankie Richmond’s career as a barrister specializing in family law, is going nowhere – she always seems to get tied up in important but low key cases, usually as favours for her motley bunch of radical friends. But a routine appearance at a magistrate’s court to defend an old acquaintance against a drunk and disorderly charge unexpectedly catapults her into a nightmare world in which she ends up being arrested – for murder.
No favourite of the police – who are happy to see her go down – in order to prove her innocence she must solve the case when all she really wants to do is advance her professional life, sort out her mercurial friendships and meet the woman of her dreams. She soon discovers that these goals are not mutually exclusive, and that to save herself she must uncover some unsavoury truths about those closest to her.
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‘Hiding behind the deceptively delightful surface of Elizabeth Woodcraft’s debut lurk complicated questions of power and sex, of the varieties of abuse and the failures of the justice system. Good Bad Woman is an unchained medley of love, loss, laughter and the law’
'Frankie Richmond' is a London barrister long on attitude and short on lucrative work. Her chaotic private life interrupts her professional one far too often but never so dangerously as when she agrees to defend an old friend. A routine appearance at a magistrates court catapults Frankie into a nightmare from which she wakes up to find herself arrested for murder.
The police would love to see her go down so Frankie sets out to solve the case herself – while trying to revive her flagging career, disentangle her mercurial friendships and meet the woman of her dreams. As she steps up the search for the killer – and a particularly elusive Sir Douglas Quintet track – Frankie's talent for sewing confusion is given full rein, particularly when clearing her name involves exposing some pretty unsavoury truths about those closest to her.
Sharp, streetwise and totally engaging, 'Good Bad Woman' is a slice of London life with a twist, and the first in a new series featuring the irresistible Frankie Richmond.
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