Fiction (Mystery) Frances Fyfield Shadow Play

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Shadow Play

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A brilliant suspense novel of the London courts from the "splendidly accomplished" Frances Fyfield (Chicago Tribune)

In Shadow Play, Frances Fyfield hones her powers of writerly suspense to give us a sophisticated, psychologically gripping tale about crimes of the most twisted passions.

The odd, vaguely menacing little man called Mr. Logo is a familiar figure in the old court building in London. Although frequently brought before the magistrate for indecent assault, he is invariably acquitted due to lack of evidence. He is especially familiar to Helen West, the take-no- prisoners Crown Prosecutor who has just failed for the fifth time to prosecute him. Now he is off-limits to her until his next appearance in court. Yet, when she befriends Rose, the young, compulsively secretive and promiscuous clerk in the office, Helen West unwittingly sets in motion events that will dangerously complicate her connection to Mr. Logo and push his rage and dark passion to lethal extremes.

"There are crime writers whom we think of primarily as novelists. . . . There is no one higher on this list than Frances Fyfield." --P. D. James

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'An under-the-bedsclothes oh-my-God heartstopper.' - The Times

'Second to none.' - Observer

'Unsettling, expert, seriously scary.' - Literary Review

'Terrifying.' - Daily Express

Critical acclaim for Frances Fyfield:

'It may be that you have not yet acquired the Frances Fyfield habit; but if you like wholly realistic, terrifying chillers in the tradition of Highsmith and Rendell, laced with brilliant descriptions of modem London, and a sure touch when it comes to introducing sex and love interest into crime stories - then you will ... the only complaint I have about Frances Fyfield (who also writes under the name of Frances Hegarty) is that she has not yet written enough. There are only seven books so far. Addicts such as myself need at least 70.' - A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard

'Miss Fyfield is brilliant at building up suspense.' - The Lady

'Her best book to date.' - Books

From the Inside Flap:

Crown Prosecutor Helen West is doubly frustrated. Her lover, Geoffrey Bailey, is off to a police education course, with weekend visits only a slight possibility. And she has just failed for the fifth time to convict a menacing little man called Logo. Brought before the magistrate for trying to lure young girls to the cemetery, Logo blames all his troubles on the daughter who ran away four years before. If she returned, he could stop chasing the others.

Until Logo misbehaves again and Geoffrey returns, Helen can just stew. Or she can strike up an unlikely friendship with Rose, a smart office clerk who has slept with most of the young constables in the area. Tart-tongued Rose lets down her guard for Helen. But neither one of them is prepared for the terror just around the corner in Rose's life--.

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