Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante
(Anna Travis Mysteries)

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In the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie female detective about to embark on her first murder case. The murders couldn't be more gruesome. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar -- all are prostitutes. As the book opens, a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but the victim this time is a sweet young student. Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information that links one man to the killings, a well-known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna might be succumbing to his flattering attention. What if he is arrested, the media erupts, and he is the wrong man?

About Lynda La Plante

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Lynda La Plante's fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers.  She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame.  She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008.  She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York.  Visit her website at laplantebooks.com.
Published January 3, 2006 by Touchstone. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her growing conviction as she gets more deeply involved in the investigation combines with the good cop’s ingrained sense of what’s due the victims to make her take on a dangerous role as bait for a cunning, well-connected sociopath.

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To keep her out of his way, Langton sends her on what he thinks are wild goose chases, to interview distant witnesses in his current murder case, but she keeps coming back with useful information.

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For La Plante, it's the diabolical killer who drives the action, and she's concocted a doozy of a prime suspect: Alan Daniels, a charismatic movie star who is trying to live down a horrific childhood.

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Unlike Tennison, Travis is 26 and hasn't yet proven her crime-solving abilities.She gets the chance when a teenage girl is found murdered, and the crime scene is a mirror image of the work of a serial killer who until now has targeted aging, drug-abusing prostitutes.As the youngest member of the ...

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Langton seems prepared to cut her some slack to start with, as her father Jack was a high-ranking policeman, remembered fondly by Anna's colleagues.

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When Alan is questioned he is attracted to Anna and soon Anna finds herself in the position of working undercover to get more information from Daniels.

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But even if La Plante was still capable of imbuing her characters with depth, she wouldn't be helped by a wooden-top like Reilly, who creates a kind of inert thespian vacuum whenever she appears on screen.

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