Saturday, February 8, 2014

[Blog Tour - Short Q&A & Giveaway] Shadows On The Mirror ~ Frances Fyfield

Title:Shadows on the Mirror (Sarah Fortune Mystery #1)

Author: Frances Fyfield
Genre: Mystery, Crime Thriller
Publish Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Book Synopsis ~
Sarah Fortune is bored to death – but few know, and less would guess, how the beautiful and successful lawyer escapes the stultifying tedium of her career. Since the death of her unfaithful husband, she has been moonlighting as a generous mistress, offering intimate company to lonely men. Sarah is satisfied with her routine. But then she meets Charles Tysall, an important client of the firm, whose charisma and enormous wealth conceal an implacable will and a misogynist’s mad aggression. Soon Sarah finds herself implicated in a murder when a decaying body is found of the coast. Inexorably, Sarah is hurdling towards a confrontation where there will be no escape from the shadows, no turning from the face of lethal obsession…

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About the Author
I grew up in rural Derbyshire, but my adult life has been spent mostly in London, with long intervals in Norfolk and Deal, all inspiring places. I was educated mostly in convent schools; then studied English and went on to qualify as a solicitor, working for what is now the Crown Prosecution Service, thus learning a bit about murder at second hand. Years later, writing became the real vocation, although the law and its ramifications still haunt me and inform many of my novels.
I’m a novelist, short story writer for magazines and radio, sometime Radio 4 contributor, (Front Row, Quote Unquote, Night Waves,) and presenter of Tales from the Stave. When I’m not working (which is as often as possible), I can be found in the nearest junk/charity shop or auction, looking for the kind of paintings which enhance my life. Otherwise, with a bit of luck, I’m relaxing by the sea with a bottle of wine and a friend or two.
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 Short Author Q&A 



From the first Agent to whom I sent a full-length script, these lines; ‘We could be in business here, if only you delete all the introspective crap and cut it down by a third.’

She was right.  I cried for three days and then did it.  The story is all that matters.  I have kept mine lean every since. They aren’t about me; they are about my characters.



The mystery genre chose me rather than the other way round.  Always wanted to write from the days of composing gloomy, teenage poetry and winning the essay prize in school, but it took a while to know what to writeabout.  I became a criminal lawyer, with a wild ambition to write romance as an antidote to the daily diet of homicide,theft and lives of quiet desperation. 

I came to write mystery fiction because I wanted to explore the unfinished, incomplete stories that unfold in a court room, where no one knows more than half of what really went on.  Storytelling, the use of compassionate imagination, penetrates the darkness and squares the circle of half truth like nothing else.

It also allows for wit, humour, irony and romance, and you can always include the enduring power of love, in which I heartily believe.  This genre is the best.  What better to write about than Crime and Redemption?


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