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The Red Dahlia (Anna Travis series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lynda La Plante
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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"Breathless stuff which ranks impressively against the best of "Prime Suspect."" -- "The Guardian" (UK)

Guardian 14/10

'Breathless stuff which ranks impressively against the best of
PRIME SUSPECT'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 532 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9UOA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good and gripping 31 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book sees Travis and Langton paired once again to solve the murder of a young woman. The murder has many similarities to the black dahlia murder committed in the 1940's. At times the book is a bit gruesome but overall a real pager. I did feel there was an element missing at some points, perhaps the way the case moves forward after tip offs and help from journalists.
You can feel the frustration of the detectives as they cannot move forward in the first half of the book, but once a suspect is found all their efforts are concentrated on bringing him to justice.
Travis and Langtons relationship develops but this does not add anything to the suspense of the novel in my opinion. A good and gripping read.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Red Dahlia - WOW 8 Jan. 2007
Format:Hardcover
First things first you need to read Above Suspicion before reading this book as the 2 lead roles have an ongoing story between the 2 books. After I read the first I was so pleased to see this book out on the shelves. I read it within 1.5 days. I couldn't put it down. Everywhere I went it was with me!. Lynda once again grips you from the start and leaves you crying out for more. I hope there will be a 3rd installment for these 2 detectives. So well written, a sinister crime story well told.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant 3 Mar. 2013
By Snooky
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book and read it in a few days. Make sure you read Above Suspicion first though. Brilliant.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, But Lost Its Way A Bit! 23 Oct. 2008
By J.Flood
Format:Paperback
In the Red Dahlia, the body of a young woman is found on the banks of the River Thames. She has been brutally murdered, and the manner of her death has many similiarities to the famous 'Black Dahlia' murder case of the 1940s, that was never solved. It is up to this book's main protagonists, Detective Inspector Anna Travis, and her boss Detective Chief Inspector, James Langton to try and solve this one.

I found this book a riveting read for the first couple of hundred pages, as the police are frantically trying to find a suspect, and promising leads are turning into nothing.

However, once they finally target a suspect/suspects, I found the pace of the novel slowed down considerably, and the writing was not as compelling, as earlier. Travis' infatuation with her boss started to get on my nerves a bit too. Overall, though, not a bad read, but could have been pruned down by about fifty pages or more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father or son? 22 Mar. 2013
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A very exciting read, kept you in suspense, so well put together like all her other.books. can't wait to start the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the red dahlia 30 Jan. 2013
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fabulous book! thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend it to anybody. will definately read more from lynda la plante !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Jan. 2013
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I have seen the series on tv but wanted to read the books. This is the second in the series and was every bit as good as the first one. I love the relationship between Langton and Travis and both of their individual reluctance to take it further.

Loved the storyline and the frustrations of the team at not being able to get the culprit.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had high exceptions maybe that was the problem 10 Feb. 2012
Format:Paperback
I read "Above Suspicion" and because that was such a fast paced book, I thought I'd give her second one a try not long after reading her first one. But I was really disappointed. This is slow, and predictable. I agree with others and that it was dragged out when it was clear who done it about half way. I will read others in this series as this part of my 2012 challenge but will be leaving it a while.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great read, one of her best in my humble opinion.
Published 2 days ago by Karen Castle
4.0 out of 5 stars It gets better!
I found this book slow to start off, but gets so that you can't put it down. Langton and Travis work very well together. I am looking forward to the next book.
Published 5 days ago by Susan Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars The sexual tension between Langton and Travis is weaved beautifully...
Taut thriller... almost impossible to put down. The sexual tension between Langton and Travis is weaved beautifully throughout the plot.
Highly recommended. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Paul Laxton
5.0 out of 5 stars i love all of her books that i have read and i cant wait to get some...
This is a fantastic storyline and keeps wanting the book never to end I can't get enough of Lynda la planets books
Published 18 days ago by Mr. Mj Rayment
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Started off ok but became very boring and was glad when it had finished
Published 1 month ago by BA
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by Mr R J Stocking
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I Love it...
Published 1 month ago by Clark Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read keeps you bouncing along
Published 1 month ago by Michael North
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Read
REALLY enjoyed this book. Loving the series and the suspense of it. I also like the fact that we are following Travis and Langton and their relationship.
Published 1 month ago by claire booth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought all the books in this series, couldn't stop reading
Published 1 month ago by Joyce Simpson
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