WorldCat Identities

Fyfield, Frances

Works: 81 works in 983 publications in 11 languages and 18,205 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Domestic fiction  Legal stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.Y47, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Fyfield
Undercurrents by Frances Fyfield( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 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 )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,226 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 )

54 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,176 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 )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 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
A question of guilt by Frances Fyfield( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eileen falls in love with her solicitor, she cold-bloodedly arranges for the murder of his wife. It is a crime that will claim many victims
Shadows on the mirror by Frances Fyfield( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 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
Not that kind of place by Frances Fyfield( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 988 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
Deep sleep by Frances Fyfield( Book )

47 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crown Prosecuter Helen West and Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey return to London and become immersed in the mysterious death of a chemist's wife
Perfectly pure and good by Frances Fyfield( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 927 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 )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 919 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
Shadow play by Frances Fyfield( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncontrollable and even lethal extremes
Blood from stone by Frances Fyfield( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne Shearer is at the height of her career, a dauntingly successful barrister, respected by her peers and 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 )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 558 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 Frances Fyfield( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 521 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 her 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
Safer than houses by Frances Fyfield( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Looking down by Frances Fyfield( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, Sarah Fortune, lawyer and professional mistress, returns in this mystery which is as much about the identity of the human spirit as it is about the unexplained death of an unknown girl
Seeking sanctuary by Frances Fyfield( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna and Therese are sisters whose father walked out on them, driven away by his wife's pious Christianity. Anna leaves the convent while Therese is still consumed by the life of duty and worship. A new gardener called Francis arrives and the other nuns are besotted by his charm and handiwork. But Anna is less convinced by his motives. The killing of a magpie is a dark, eerie, ominous sign of what is to follow. Anna tries to discover Francis's motives and realises that the answers lie in her family's past
The nature of the beast by Frances Fyfield( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rail disaster occurs several passengers use it to their advantage, one to commit murder, and another to leave her life behind. But why should Amy Petty want the world to presume her dead. Is she running from the present or the past?
Gold digger by Frances Fyfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 316 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?
Casting the first stone by Frances Fyfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 239 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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Staring at the lightBlind dateWithout consentShadows on the mirrorNot that kind of placeDeep sleepPerfectly pure and goodA clear conscience
Alternative Names

controlled identityHegarty, Frances

Frances Fyfield englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Frances Fyfield pseudonyme de la juriste britannique Frances Hegarty

Hegarty, Frances

Helen West Brits auteur

פרנסס פייפילד סופרת בריטית

파이필드, 프랜시스

ファイフィールド, フランセス