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Frances Fyfield (born 1948) is the pseudonym of Frances Hegarty. Fyfield is a British lawyer and crime-writer.

Born and brought up in Derbyshire, Frances Hegarty read English at Newcastle University. After graduation, she took a course in criminal law. She worked initially for the Metropolitan Police and later the Crown Prosecution Service. She claims "After a long diet of criminal law, including dangerous dogs, rape, mayhem and much, much murder, the indigestion of pity and fury provoked me to write. I wanted to write romance, but the domestically macabre always got in the way." Fyfield has won several awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Blood From Stone in 2008 and the Silver Dagger for Deep Sleep. In addition the novel Safer than Houses was nominated for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger in 2006.

She also writes psychological thrillers under the name of Frances Hegarty, among them, The Playroom, Half Light and Let's Dance, which was published in 1995.

Her novels have been translated in fourteen different languages, and a number have been adapted for television. The most popular of Fyfield's novels, the Helen West series, have twice been adapted for television. Juliet Stevenson played Helen West in Trial by Fire (1999) and Amanda Burton later took on the role in a successful British television series in 2002.

It has been written that "The defining feature of Fyfield's novels is their astonishing generosity of spirit, which may seem somewhat incongruous given her subject matter: insanity, incest, violence (often murder), emptiness, suicide -- all at the darkest extreme of human experience. Yet each of her characters is accorded a distinctive voice, that humanizes even the most unregenerate of them (Charles Tysall in Shadows on the Mirror and Perfectly Pure and Good being a partial exception)".

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Total Books: 188
The Playroom A Novel
2014 - The Playroom a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780062304964
ISBN-10: 0062304968
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Gold Digger
2012 - Gold Digger (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780751549669
ISBN-10: 0751549665
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Cold to the Touch
2009 - Cold to the Touch [Sarah Fortune, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847441096
ISBN-10: 1847441092
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Blood from Stone
2008 - Blood From Stone (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405686945
ISBN-10: 1405686944
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The Art of Drowning
2007 - The Art of Drowning (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751536201
ISBN-10: 0751536202
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sarah Fortune Collection Shadows on the Mirror Perfectly Pure and Good Staring at the Light
Art of Drowning
2006 - Art of Drowning (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316727624
ISBN-10: 0316727628
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Half Light
2005 - Half Light (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780751532371
ISBN-10: 0751532371
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Looking Down
2005 - Looking Down (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405620178
ISBN-10: 140562017X
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Looking Down
2005 - Looking Down (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751533408
ISBN-10: 0751533408
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Safer Than Houses
2005 - Safer Than Houses (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316727648
ISBN-10: 0316727644
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Safer Than Houses
2005 - Safer Than Houses (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316727655
ISBN-10: 0316727652
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A Helen West Casebook
2004 - A Helen West Casebook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751536300
ISBN-10: 075153630X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Mrs Nan's Rezept
2004 - Mrs Nan's Rezept (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783203852119
ISBN-10: 320385211X
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Staring at the Light
2004 - Staring at the Light (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780751534375
ISBN-10: 0751534374
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Question Of Guilt
2004 - A Question of Guilt (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780786265565
ISBN-10: 0786265566
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Seeking Sanctuary
2004 - Seeking Sanctuary (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780770429508
ISBN-10: 0770429505
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Seeking Sanctuary
2004 - Seeking Sanctuary (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780751533392
ISBN-10: 0751533394
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Im Kinderzimmer
2003 - Im Kinderzimmer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442456109
ISBN-10: 344245610X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Schatten im Spiegel
2003 - Schatten Im Spiegel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442453061
ISBN-10: 3442453062
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Dunkle Strmung
2003 - Dunkle Strmung (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442453139
ISBN-10: 3442453135
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2001 - A Clear Conscience [Helen West Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - Shadow Play [Helen West, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - Blind Date [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1999 - Without Consent [Helen West, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Blind Date [Elisabeth Kennedy, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Without Consent [Helen West, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Shadows on the Mirror [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - Deep Sleep [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1996 - Clear Conscience [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1992 - Shadows on the Mirror [Sarah Fortune, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Shadows on the Mirror/cassettes [Attorney Sarah Fortune Mysteries] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
Short Story International Volume 13 Number 73 [SSI - Tales by the World's Great Contemporary Writers Presented Unabridged, Volume 13] (Paperback)