Good Bad Woman


gbw    “…sharp, funny and fresh…” The Washington Post

Lambda Literary Award Winner 2003

FRANKIE RICHMOND is a London barrister long on attitude and short on lucrative work. Her chaotic private life interrupts her professional one far too often but never so dangerously as when she agrees to defend an old friend. A routine appearance at a magistrates court catapults Frankie into a nightmare from which she wakes up to find herself arrested – for murder.

The police would love to see her go down so Frankie sets out to solve the case herself – while trying to revive her flagging career, disentangle her mercurial friendships and meet the woman of her dreams. As she steps up her search for the killer – and a particularly elusive Sir Douglas Quintet track – Frankie’s talent for sowing confusion is given full rein, particularly when clearing her name involves exposing some unsavoury truths about those closest to her.

Good Bad Woman was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger 2001, the UK’s leading literary award for debuting novelists writing crime fiction.

“My current favourite is debut author Elizabeth Woodcraft… funny, engaging.”  The Bookseller

“Good Bad Woman is an unchained medley of love, loss, laughter and the law.” Val McDermid

“Doesn’t just portray the legal system accurately, but is sparklingly written, with believable dialogue and a lively plot.”  Marcel Berlins The Guardian

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