Sunday, 2 December 2012

Launch of Gold Digger by Frances Fyfield

CWA Gold Dagger Author Frances Fyfield held the launch of her new book Gold Digger at Goldsboro Books on Thursday 29 November 2012.

David Shelley and Frances Fyfield © Ayo Onatade 2012
Gold Digger is a haunting tale of psychological suspenseful.  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 poisoning 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?

Those joining Frances Fyfield at the launch included her editor David Shelley and Desk Editor Thalia Proctor from Little Brown, Hilary Hale, Marcel Berlins, Barry Foster and Liz Hatherall and Myles Allfrey (Crimefest).  She was also joined by a large number of her friends.  David Shelley gave a short speech, in which he explained that it had been three years since her last novel and that Gold Digger was certainly worth the wait as it was an amazing book.  His speech was followed by a brief speech by Frances Fyfield.  Frances Fyfield won the Duncan Lawrie Dagger in 2008 with her novel Blood From Stone.  She has also previously won the CWA Silver Dagger in 1991 with her novel Deep Sleep

 © Ayo Onatade 2012

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