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A Question of Guilt: A Helen West Mystery
     

A Question of Guilt: A Helen West Mystery

3.9 13
by Frances Fyfield
 

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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This first novel by a London solicitor is wonderfully British, devilishly intricate and, once the reader settles in, compelling indeed. Eileen Cartwright, a rich, middle-aged widow of less than lofty moral standards, arranges the murder of her solicitor's wife, under the mistaken impression that the act will win his affections. But the hired murderer, would-be private detective Stanislaus Jaskowski, is caught almost immediately--and confesses all. The trying task of proving the widow Cartwright's role in the crime falls to police superintendent Geoffrey Bailey and prosecutor Helen West--who are slowly and deliciously drawn together personally and professionally. While the case comes to involve Jaskowski's sons, Edward and Peter, the horrifying truth is revealed as the reader gradually learns the motives driving each of the marvelously drawn characters in this auspicious first volume in Pocket's new hardcover mystery series. Major ad/promo; BOMC alternate. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062303943
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
Helen West Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
199,977
File size:
382 KB

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"Frances Fyfield now joins that charmed circle of murderous British females, from Sayers and Christie to Ruth Rendell and T.D. James..."

Meet the Author

Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practicing as a criminal lawyer, work that has informed her highly acclaimed novels. She has been the recipient of both the Gold and Silver Crime Writers' Association Daggers. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series Tales from the Stave. She lives in London and in Deal, overlooking the sea, which is her passion.

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A Question of Guilt: A Helen West Mystery 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't get into this book no matter how hard I try. Disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would we buy a book when there is absolutely NO information as to what the book isn't even about????? Come on B&N you can do better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books without blurbs or editorial reviews often have chat room spams which are zero star or should be
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lose
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I feel my Pinkie sense saying... I'LL BE EATEN BY EYELESS JACK IF I DON'T!
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Okay, i really need help. One of these girls who was my best friend became freinds with this girl who is really mean to me. Now they aer best friends, and when i try to talk to them, they act like im not there. When they arent ignoring me, there teasing me about my hight. Im the shortest in my grade, and i like being small! I kedp telling them that but then they ignore me. It is so frusturating!!!!!!!!