Creative Writing lecturer publishes new crime fantasy novel

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David Towsey, Creative Writing lecturer at USW and one half of writing partnership DK Fields, has published the third and final book in fantasy crime trilogy Tales of Fenest.

Written with David’s partner Katherine Stansfield, Farewell to the Liar follows Widow’s Welcome and The Stitcher and the Mute to complete the series, which melds crime, fantasy and political drama.

The book tells the story of former detective Cora Gorderheim, who has been stripped of her badge by a corrupt chief inspector and must now protect her sister, Ruth, the new Wayward storyteller. Ruth must tell her tale of the Tear widening if people are to know the truth of what's happening in the Union of Realms. But Lowlander Chambers Morton wants the Wayward to change their election story, and will stop at nothing to achieve this – including murder.

Keeping Ruth alive in Fenest is hard enough, but when the sisters set sail for West Perlanse, the dangers come thick and fast. And slowly Cora realises she must make a terrible choice: her sister's life, or the future of the Union.

Farewell to the Liar is published by Head of Zeus and is available in hardback, eBook, and audio from all major retailers, including For more information on DK Fields, go to


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