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“Unusual and highly readable”  Shots magazine

IN THE SECOND Frankie Richmond novel the barrister and reluctant detective is staying with her cousin in Birmingham whilst representing the families of abused children.  Then someone from chambers asks for her help on a short hearing at the local Crown Court. Never any good at saying no, Frankie soon finds herself defending Danny Richards, on a charge of murder. After the hearing, Danny’s girlfriend Yolande asks Frankie to look into events from twenty years before in order, she says, to prove Danny’s innocence.

The case hangs on the discovery of an old sweater and puts Danny in the clear – or does it? When Frankie retrieves a roll of film from a left luggage locker at Euston station she thinks she’s cracked the case. But after dodging bullets on the river she needs to track down the real murderer fast – if there’s been a murder at all.

“Elizabeth Woodcraft has created in Richmond the sort of lawyer that we want to side with, a barrister… in touch, switched on and with a life.  Move over Rumpole.” The Times

“Must read.”  The Sun

“The plot is clever and racy … Richmond is lively and self-deprecatingly funny, and the frenetic, unreal atmosphere of the bar is portrayed with authenticity and wit.”  Marcel Berlins, The Guardian

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