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by Frances Fyfield

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  • ISBN 0434274267
  • ISBN13 978-0434274260
  • Language English
  • Author Frances Fyfield
  • Publisher William Heinemann Ltd; First Edition edition (September 30, 1991)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats lit mbr doc lrf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1669 kb
  • Size Fb2 1666 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 449

The "most psychologically assured novel to date" (The Times) by an Edgar Award nominee. Despite the warnings put forth by her friend Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey, apprentice pharmacist Helen West begins an investigation into the suspicious death of another pharmacist's wife--and uncovers a viper's nest of jealousy, rage, and lethal addictions.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Pip Carlton is a high-street pharmacist - a good son and a devoted husband.

A Helen West Mystery. Ostensibly, wife slept. Please, dear, please, go to sleep, wife, you’ve done enough damage for one day. Especially mentioning the window in the same breath as the plan to clear out his back room, the only place where he could exist alone, reigning supreme with his secret knowledge.

When his wife dies in her sleep, with no apparent cause, he is distraught. Comforted by his caring assistant, Pip ignores the rumors about Margaret’s death, relieved that the police seem to have moved on. But prosecutor Helen West refuses to believe that Margaret simply slipped into her final slumber. As she probes deeper into the affairs of the neighborhood, she uncovers a viper’s nest of twisted passion, jealous rage, and lethal addictions. Then a sudden act of violence erupts, shaking the community, and one lone man, armed with strange love potions, prepares to murder again.

A friend was surprised that I had never read Frances Fyfield, and said I should try the Helen West series. My library didn't have the first two in the series, so I got Maybe because I hadn't read the first two, I just couldn't warm to the main two characters.

This gripping psychological maze is perfect for fans of Ruth Rendell and P. D. James.

Pip Carlton is a devoted husband and a highly respected pharmacist, cherished by his loyal customers in Herringbone Parade. Fyfield (A Question of Guilt, 1989; Shadows on the Mirror; as Frances Hegarty, The Playroom-both 1991) is slowly building a loyal readership-mainly of fans of Ruth Rendell's procedurals- and, here. Fyfield's well-textured prose, psychological detailing, and fully human characters once again ( Not That Kind of Place, LJ 3/1/90) form a fully satisfying English mystery.

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Elisabeth is a picture restorer. Like her American predecessor Patricia Highsmith, she takes us deep into their twisted psychology'.

This sophisticated, psychologically gripping tale about crimes of the most twisted passion is perfect for fans of Linda Fairstein and Patricia Highsmith. 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 judge for indecent assault, he is invariably acquitted due to lack of evidence. Elisabeth is a picture restorer. This gives her the solitude and independence she needs-living and working alone in her flat. 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. This gripping psychological maze is perfect for fans of Ruth Rendell and P.

Frances Fyfield (born 18 November 1948) is the pseudonym of Frances Hegarty, a lawyer and crime-writer. Born and brought up in Derbyshire, Hegarty was mostly educated in convent schools before reading English at Newcastle University. After graduating, she took a course in criminal law. She worked initially for the Metropolitan Police and later the Crown Prosecution Service

Talk about Deep Sleep

Before reading this book (and the two precursors) I saw the BBC movie version on Acorn TV. The movie followed the book almost exactly; in fact, I can't think of a difference. As for the book itself, I do enjoy the Helen West series, and the story lines are riveting. The writing, though, is choppy and can be very annoying.
I didn't finish this one. The good folks are very, very good and the bad guy is awful. I think I've read that before. The bad guy does something so horrid that he MUST BE STOPPED. By wonderfully innocent people. Seemed okay, but didn't hold my interest.
What an awful book and the author's writing style is atrocious. Does not even deserve the single star. Will certainly avoid books by this author in future.
Helen West is the ULTIMATE Francis Fyfield series...start with the first one, can't remember the title. Look it up.
Lovely cosy mystery just what I like
This was the first Fyfield I've read and I was delighted with it. Bailey and Helen are likeable, human, and I've seen them on TV! Just kidding, but I remembered when I started reading the book that the characters had been in a segment of Mystery!
Fyfield did a great job describing the area and the personalities of her characters, including Caring Carleton, who was enough to make your blood run cold.
Good all around why'd he done it!
Sometimes crime novels are hard to read. I don't always do well with the graphic side of things. Fyfield seems to always keep me reading and turning pages.

This one was a quick but good read. It is the 3rd book in the series and I love the title. Helen is a great character and I love that she fought so hard for justice in this one when everyone was ok with the she died in her sleep line.

Of course I love Helen and Bailey's relationship. It makes these mysteries that much more interesting. Fyfield does a great job with this series. A good read for crime lovers.