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The Red Dahlia (Anna Travis series Book 2) by [La Plante, Lynda]
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'Breathless stuff which ranks impressively against the best of
PRIME SUSPECT'
-- Guardian 14/10

'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller. She is
without doubt one of the best writers working today' -- Karin Slaughter

Guardian 14/10

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 953 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
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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.

Top marks
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This is the second book in the Anna Travis series, which follows a young detective starting out in her career. If you have not read any of these books before, I would suggest you start with the first, Above Suspicion, as this lays out the back story of Anna and how she came to be in the police force and also her on/off relationship with her boss, James Langton.

Like the first book this story follows a murder investigation, this time of a young woman which bears striking similarities to the infamous Black Dahlia murder in the 1940s. I should warn you that the description of what happened is quite gruesome in parts and even though I have read plenty of these types of books, I did find some of the descriptions a bit hard to stomach. Other than that it is a gripping read with a fantastic story which meant a lot of late nights as I could not put the book down.

Highly recommended read and will now be on to the next book in the series, Clean Cut
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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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This is the third Lynda la Plante novel I've read and sad to say it will be the last. I found it absolutely gastly. Too much narrative and unbelievable situations, such as a journalist being included in a briefing between the principle characters. After the crime was solved the story continued to drift along, going nowhere! Why?
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I was really enjoying this story until I got to near the end. I couldn't get my head around how a staircase was directly below a room. Where did it go? The exit must have been into the room above. The room above was occupied by an old lady who could hear somebody scratching under the stairs below??? I'm no detective but if I were to see a vent pipe coming from the stairs and going through the ceiling into the old ladies room I think I would be suspicious. Perhaps Lynda La Plante could send me a diagram of the house layout in order to clarify this problem for me.
For this reason I have only given one star, I shall certainly think twice before reading anymore of this series.
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this is a typically well-written story, based around a vicious, perverted murderer who copies the acts of someone similar decades earlier. The heroine, a DI assigned to the case, works her way through the tangled web and the end finally comes, with an unexpected sting-in-the-tail. Well worth reading.
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Format: Hardcover
Judging from the other reviews I'm going to be really unpopular for writing this! I was really looking forward to reading this book but found the plot predictable and contrived. The characters too were difficult to find attractive; the relationship between Travis and Langton didn't really hold my attention. It was extremely frustrating that no motive was suggested for the killings - very lazy I thought. If there is anyone else like me who fails to appreciate La Plante can I suggest that you read Mark Billingham instead - far superior and much underrated.
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