WorldCat Identities

Fyfield, Frances

Works: 75 works in 831 publications in 10 languages and 18,562 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.Y47, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Fyfield
Undercurrents by Frances Fyfield( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For twenty years, Henry Evans has been haunted by a blurred but sining memory of his lost love, Francesca Chisholm. They met back packing in India where he won, and lost, her love. Now this shy American has come looking for her, in her hometown on the English coast."--Jacket
Staring at the light by Frances Fyfield( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London lawyer Sarah Fortune finds herself protecting artist Cannon Smith from his psychopathic twin brother
Blind date by Frances Fyfield( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former woman detective, Elisabeth Kennedy, searches London for the man who disfigured her with acid. A novel of psychological suspense by the author of Without Consent
Without consent by Frances Fyfield( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a series of rapes in London, suspicion falls on a policeman who is a womanizer. But as lawyer Helen West investigates further she becomes increasingly interested in a most unlikely suspect, a nice, gentle doctor with lovely eyes
Not that kind of place by Frances Fyfield( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's naked and dead body is found outside the Essex commuter village of Branston. Crown Prosecutor Helen West and the local police discover a world of passion and envy ready to explode under the veneer of village gentility
Shadows on the mirror by Frances Fyfield( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Cook, fat and funny senior Crown prosecutor, meets Sarah Fortune, recently widowed, at a London dinner party. Sympathetic Sarah frees the obese Cook from self-pity, then disappears. He trims down, energizes himself, and, two years later, searches for Sarah, now a free-spirited lawyer with several "kindly" male clients in the wings. Unknown to her, however, her firm's most important (and dangerous) client keeps her under surveillance as a possible replacement for his missing wife
Perfectly pure and good by Frances Fyfield( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psycho-drama featuring Sarah Fortune, a widowed young lawyer who goes to East Anglia to legalize a family's inheritance. While performing her duties she uncovers family secrets, suicides and a ghost from her own past
A clear conscience by Frances Fyfield( Book )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on battered women, featuring British prosecutor Helen West as she handles cases from the domestic violence unit. They include her own charlady, which turns her assignment into something more personal. By the author of A Question of Guilt
Blood from stone by Frances Fyfield( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne Shearer is at the height of her career, a successful barrister, respected by her peers & revered by her clients. So why has she killed herself? Peter Friel is determined to find out if her last trial held the reason for taking her own life
Cold to the touch by Frances Fyfield( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short of work, rejected by the man she craves, spurned by her mother, Jess Hurly is a wreck when Sarah Fortune comes across her in the semi-darkness of a cold London morning. Sarah - lawyer, professional mistress and stalwart friend - recognises her despair and her vulnerability, and knows all too well what damage those emotions can wreak. Jess believes her life can be put right if she could only go home to the village where she grew up, but she is unsure whether she would be welcomed or be rejected again. Sarah ventures to the small community tucked between the Downs and the sea, not only to test the waters for her friend, but to satisfy her own curiosity and unravel the true reason why Jess was forced to leave
The art of drowning by Billy Collins( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar oppositte: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's naive sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities in the Wisemen women
Looking down by Frances Fyfield( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking sanctuary by Frances Fyfield( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Calvert walked out on his wife Isabel and their children. Now from beyond the grave his carefully crafted will is set to unravel his daughter's lives all over again
The nature of the beast by Frances Fyfield( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman uses the opportunity of a train crash to leave her life behind and start a new one
Gold digger by Frances Fyfield( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warmth of him, the glorious warmth, was fading by the minute. In a huge old school house by the sea, full of precious paintings, Thomas Porteous is dying. His much younger wife Di holds him and mourns. She knows that soon, despite her being his sole inheritor, Thomas's relatives will descend on the collection that was the passion of both of their lives. And descend they do. The two needy daughters, who were poisoned against their father by their defecting mother, are now poison themselves. The family regard Thomas's wealth as theirs by right, with the exception of young Patrick, who adored his grandfather and is torn between his parents and Di, the interloper. The family know Di's weaknesses, and she has to learn theirs. After all, she met Thomas when she came to his house to rob him. With the help of an unlikely collection of loners and eccentrics, she sets a trap to hoist the family members on their own greed. And on the night they are lured to the house, Di will be ready. Or will she?
Safer than houses by Frances Fyfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Fortune's surname has visited her domestic arrangements - an ex-lover has bequeathed her a flat in London's Frtzrovia. Here she lives alone, unfettered by her past career as a lawyer, unfazed by her current arrangements as a part-time mistress. She isn't even unduly worried by the threatening letters from her benefactor's son, demanding she give the flat to him or suffer an 'accident'. Not far from Sarah lives Henry Brett, whose life has been flattened by the tyranny of his upstairs neighbour. When Sarah meets the beleaguered Henry, she suggests they swap abodes. Bold where he is broken, she figures she can sort both problems whilst he gains respite from his. Sarah is, after all, good at problems. Except this time she is playing with fire
A question of guilt by Frances Fyfield( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cunning and evil, poisoned by a lifetime of love withheld, Eileen Cartwright has an unrivaled passion for revenge. When the rich, middle-aged widow falls in love with her lawyer, she goes to fatal lengths to make him hers. Prosecutor Helen West is assigned to the case, but when Eileen's extraordinary evil reaches out even from behind prison bars, the investigation reaches a climax of frightening and frenzied violence
Casting the first stone by Frances Fyfield( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year after her husband's death, young widow and art collector Diana Porteous listlessly roams the beach near her home. Her friend and agent Saul takes action, introducing her to his stylish, anarchic sister, Sarah, to pep her up. They plan that Di should rediscover her talents as a thief, as well as art expert, to recover stolen paintings - and begin with Steven, the neighbour's son, who is amassing works of art in a strange building in London, including work stolen from his mother
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Alternative Names

controlled identityHegarty, Frances

Frances Fyfield englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Frances Fyfield pseudonyme de la juriste britannique Frances Hegarty

Hegarty, Frances.

Hegarty, Frances 1948-

Helen West Brits auteur

파이필드, 프랜시스

ファイフィールド, フランセス


English (363)

French (62)

German (57)

Dutch (13)

Spanish (8)

Japanese (7)

Finnish (5)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

Korean (1)

Staring at the lightBlind dateWithout consentNot that kind of placeShadows on the mirrorPerfectly pure and goodA clear conscienceBlood from stone