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Lynda La Plante
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4 Oct 2004
Instead of Jane Tennison immortalised by Helen Mirren in PRIME SUSPECT, think Anna Travis in ABOVE SUSPICION, Lynda's wonderful new creation of a female detective for today. A rookie detective, Anna is about to embark on her first murder case - and it couldn't be a more serious, more gruesome series of murders. The killings began eight years before; now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar - all of them prostitutes. As the book opens, a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but the victim this time is a young student, sweet, innocent, with 'the face of an angel'. Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings. But that man is a household name, a well-known and much-loved actor, with charm, good looks and the gift of the gab. Denial springs easily and confidently to his lips; his protestation of innocence is convincing. What if he is arrested, in the face of huge publicity, and he is the wrong man? This is Lynda La Plante at her best, creating a compelling, charismatic new detective in Anna Travis, and bringing to vivid life on the page a completely gripping crime thriller,
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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (4 Oct 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0743263960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743263962
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National Theatre and RDC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing - and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series WIDOWS.

Her novels have all been international bestsellers. Her original script for the much-acclaimed PRIME SUSPECT won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Writer's Award.

Since 1993 Lynda has spearheaded La Plante Productions. In that time the company has produced a stunning slate of innovative dramas with proven success and enduring international appeal.

Based on Lynda's best selling series of Anna Travis novels, Above Suspicion, Silent Scream, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream have all adapted into TV scripts and received impressive viewing figures.

Lynda has been made honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writer's Award 2000.

On 14th June 2008 Lynda was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (Writer and Producer for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity).

On 3rd October 2009, Lynda was honoured at the Cologne Conference International Film and Television Festival with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel, Above Suspicion.

Books penned by Lynda La Plante include: The Legacy, The Talisman, Bella Mafia, Entwined, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood, Cold Heart, Sleeping Cruelty, Royal Flush, Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Clean Cut, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream, Blind Fury and Blood Line have all been international best-sellers.

Lynda's new Anna Travis novel; Blood Line (released July 2011) entered the UK Sunday Times Bestsellers List at number 1 having sold 9,500 copies in its first two weeks, hotly followed by the paperback of Blind Fury achieving 38,000 copies sold in it's second week in the charts.

***Feb 2012*** will see the release of the chilling tale of THE LITTLE ONE, published in conjunction with Quick Reads through Simon & Schuster UK.

Lynda La Plante is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster.
Lynda La Plante is published in the US by HarperCollins Publishers.

Please visit www.laplanteproductions.com for further information.

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About the Author

Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. Her novels have all been bestsellers internationally and she has won BAFTA, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society Writers Awards. Her biggest television triumph has been PRIME SUSPECT starring Helen Mirren, and she is currently working on her latest series of TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION and THE COMMANDER. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars please read this before buying! 14 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
absolutely amazing read. this book is the first in the travis and langston saga. the books are to be read in this order. above suspicion, the red dahlia, clean cut, deadly intent, silent scream and blind fury. i didnt want anyone to jump ahead and spoil their read. hope this was useful.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 31 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
Having read Red Dahlia and Bella Mafia I am on a Lynda La Plante purge. I have just finished Above Suspicion and all I can say is WOW what a thoroughly enjoyable read. I wished I had read this before Red Dahlia though as Above Suspicion is the first with the characters Langton and Travis.

I was actually really feeling for poor Travis, her first murder case and arriving at the station, nobody took her on. Langton with his bellowing and bawling at her along with his put me downs making her flush with embarassment. It also made me laugh out loud the bit when they were on the plane and he was being his usual horrible self to her and she then came to the decision she hated him. Two minutes later he was nice to her and she retracted that decision and decided no, she really liked him. So so lifelike to reality (I know I have done that)

A very enjoyable story, made my heart race a couple of times and I look forward to the next episode of Langton and Travis.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! I could not put this down 5 Sep 2005
Format:Paperback
The last few LLP books I have read haven't been great so I started this one with trepidation - after page 1 I was hooked! I stayed up half the night reading and blamed the fact that I had bags under my eyes on my 11 week old son. Suffice to say after doing the motherly duties, I kept on reading and had the book finished within 24 hours <i know, i know, terrible mother!>. It reminded me of Prime Suspect, LLP at her best but I felt this was better. I sincerely hope she caries on with this character as she is just great. I am already looking forward to her next book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 1 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very good plot, intriguing characters and interesting psychology. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A real plod ... 15 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Prime suspect, televised, was superb. I haven't read the book so can't comment on the quality of the writing. This book read as if it had been transcribed from a screenplay (maybe it has been?). There was far too much telling: (Sergeant blah blah then went to so and so and discovered xyz and presented it to Langton the next day...), and not enough characterisation. I want to be inside the characters' heads and I never really felt as if I was; I was being told what had happened all the time...and I got very fed up with that ....

It's a procedural, fair enough, so I can forgive the lack of action, but I just found the plot unbelievably tedious. Skipped the last third, read the last chapter or two and didn't feel as though I'd missed much. I'd go for DI Banks instead next time ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read 17 May 2012
Format:Paperback
I loved this book and really loved Travis and Langton. Great story as well, with plenty of twists and turns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Above Suspicion 30 Dec 2011
By Missy
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this book. The plot is fairly unoriginal and quite unconvincing at times. The detectives involved eventually solve the case by making a series of discoveries tenously linked to the crime and the romance between Travis and Langton seems forced. However, it is very engaging and did keep my interest. I quite liked the way that the detectives knew who the killer was but the focus was on how to prove that they were the killer. But at the same time it does keep you guessing. If you are looking for a crime thriller that is entertaining but easy to read and unchallenging after a long day at work or on the beach then you will probably enjoy this. I liked it enough to go out and buy the next book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Above Suspicion 30 Oct 2005
Format:Paperback
This was the first book I have read from this author and very good I found it too. A very easy read and fast-moving story although finding a few legal errors were disappointing. Read it on and off over three days and would certainly read more by this author again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good writing
Published 24 days ago by Joyce Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
Published 28 days ago by ELAINE R JOHNSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Fantastic page turner. Can't wait to start the next one! Love the heroine as she's strong, feisty and determined. Brilliant.
Published 1 month ago by Fiona Myatt
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling read.
A great read, hard to put down in some places. Already started my next Lynda La Plante book. Love the relationship between Anna Travis and Langton.
Published 1 month ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Above Suspicion
Well its written by LL Plante so its good, a few gripping twists to the story.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a present so I have not read it but it arrived packaged well.
Published 1 month ago by sandra
4.0 out of 5 stars Above suspicion
A really gripping, if somewhat gruesome, murder mystery. Many twists and turns and deaths but justice prevailed in the end. Difficult to put this book down once you have started. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read
Published 2 months ago by DAVID HOCKEY
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, as always
Great story, as always, from Lynda La Plante , although sometimes her descriptions are just too real to bear reading!! However a wonderful page turner. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. D. P. Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars holiday reading
discovered that I had read it before so it was my fault that my enjoyment of the book was a let down. Would recommend it though to others
Published 3 months ago by smudge
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