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Crown Prosecutor Helen West is doubly frustrated. Her lover, Geoffrey Bailey, is off to a police education course, with weekend visits only a slight possibility. And she has just failed for the fifth time to convict a menacing little man called Logo. Brought before the magistrate for trying to lure young girls to the cemetery, Logo blames all his troubles on the daughter who ran away four years before. If she returned, he could stop chasing the others.
Until Logo misbehaves again and Geoffrey returns, Helen can just stew. Or she can strike up an unlikely friendship with Rose, a smart office clerk who has slept with most of the young constables in the area. Tart-tongued Rose lets down her guard for Helen. But neither one of them is prepared for the terror just around the corner in Rose's life--.
Baker & Taylor
After repeatedly failing to convict Mr. Logo on charges of sexual molestation, Crown Prosecutor Helen West watches in horror as Logo sets his sights on a young clerk in her office
Blackwell North Amer
In the six years since her first novel, A Question of Guilt, was nominated for the Edgar Award, Frances Fyfield has proved herself a master of the crime novel again and again with such books as Shadows on the Mirror, Not That Kind of Place, and The Play Room. On both sides of the Atlantic she has been consistently singled out by reviewers for the style and intelligence of her novels, the complexity of her characters, and the taut suspense of her plots. Now, with Shadow Play, Fyfield gives us her best novel yet: a sophisticated, chilling, psychologically gripping tale about crimes of the most twisted passions.
The odd, vaguely menacing little man called Mr. Logo is a familiar figure in the old court building in London. Frequently brought before the magistrate for indecent assault, he is invariably acquitted; he may scare the dark-haired, dark-eyed little girls he follows, but nobody can prove that he actually touches them. So he is allowed to return to his everyday life - a life fueled solely by his blinding obsession with the daughter who ran away from him four years before: "It was all her fault. Everything. She had been his nemesis from the start, the black-eyed angel he had loved so much. Find her... and bring her home before the cancer of her loss affected all the extremities of his life and limbs. Love or revenge: either would do."
Mr. Logo is especially familiar to Helen West, the Crown Prosecutor who has just failed for the fifth time to make good her prosecution of him. He is off-limits to her now until his next, certain, appearance in court. Yet when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Rose, the young, compulsively secretive, and promiscuous clerk in her office, Helen West unwittingly sets in motion events that will not only dangerously complicate and personalize her connection to Mr. Logo, but also push his rage and dark passion toward uncontrollable and even lethal extremes...
After repeatedly failing to convict Mr. Logo on charges of sexual molestation, Crown Prosecutor Helen West watches in horror as Logo sets his sights on a young clerk in her office. By the author of A Question of Guilt. 35,000 first printing.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1993
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208 p. ;,23 cm