Frances Fyfield wins the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for 2008 with BLOOD FROM STONE.

In a unanimous decision by the judges BLOOD FROM STONE has been chosen from a formidable short-list to win this coveted award for the best crime novel of the year. She joins a golden pantheon of past winners, such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Colin Dexter, Patricia Cornwell and Ruth Rendell.

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Dagger Award

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Please use the content buttons above to navigate your way around it.  Details of all my novels are listed, including my recently published new hardback, BLOOD FROM STONE.  The reviewers seem to have liked it and I hope you do, too.  

It's been a funny year, so far.  I’ve been more than usually distracted from writing in the past few weeks because of putting together the new series of Tales from the Stave, which has taken me to London, Oxford and Berlin in the company of experts and performers, to see the original, handwritten scores of such diverse compositions as Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Iolanthe’. All will be revealed when the programmes are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 – check out ‘Current Projects’ for full details.  I’m privileged to be part of it.

Otherwise, I’m willing the garden to grow unattended, the house to clean itself, my waistline to remain more or less the same and everyone I love to stay alive and kicking. I hope you enjoy your visit to the site and keep checking back for the latest news.

Frances Fyfield


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Frances is the presenter of a Radio 4 series called Tales from the Stave,

You can see the BBC series website here from where you can download content and see the full series listings.

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