Frances Fyfield's novels are "dark, stylish, stay-with-you-at-night psychological suspense of the highest caliber" (Minette Walters)--smart, subtle, compelling, superbly written--and about women. Vulnerable women. Strong women who are also lonely. Women whom life has damaged. And, of course, dead women. In Blind Date, she weaves her hallmark stealthy menace, "unflinching characterizations" (The New York Times Book Review), and acute social insight into a crime novel that powerfully transcends its genre.Elisabeth Kennedy is a classic Fyfield heroine, a complicated, prickly ex-police detective recovering from a brutal attack of deadly acid--a woman who is determined to fight back. As she tracks her quarry through a London peopled by the pathetic and the poisonous, Elisabeth is headed for something far more chilling than loneliness, more savage than self-doubt. With Blind Date, "the best crime writer alive in Britain" (A. N. Wilson) is poised for breakout sales.