By Lynda La Plante
THE foreign BESTSELLER! "FOR those that LOVE MYSTERIES yet want THAT PATRICIA CORNWELL HAD A DIRTIER MIND,"* the writer of Above Suspicion and the acclaimed major Suspect sequence returns with a brand new secret. while the physique of a tender lady is located dumped at the banks of the Thames, even the police are surprised via the brutality of her homicide: horrifically mutilated, severed in part, and tired of blood, her corpse is an visible replicate picture of the recognized Black Dahlia homicide in Nineteen Forties la. Now Detective Inspector Anna Travis needs to race opposed to time to capture this copycat killer. She turns to her mentor, the intense and risky Detective leader Inspector James Langton, however the frictions in their romantic courting are complicating the case. after which a moment lady is found...
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Langton, Barolli and Lewis spent the entire morning sifting through the case history. By two o’clock, having worked through lunch, they closed the files. ‘They’ve got nothing,’ Langton said, quietly. ’ ‘Travis is there,’ Barolli said. ’ Langton walked out. Barolli looked at Lewis quizzically. ’ ‘What? ’ ‘Yeah, he did a double-take when he saw her name listed on the team, but then pretended not to have noticed. ’ ‘I was told a bit more than got on! In fact, you remember Jean — that stony-faced DC?
One by one his team came out, subdued and shocked. They removed their paper suits and overshoes. Anna was last out and by the time she’d discarded her suit, the others were heading back towards the car park. She looked up the bank to see that a group of spectators had already gathered on the road. The sightlines between them were clear: the killer obviously wanted the victim found quickly. Whoever it was might even be watching them at work. The thought chilled her. Richmond police station was only ten minutes’ drive from the murder site, so the Incident Room had been set up there.
It was just after ten. He parked erratically and then slammed the car door shut. He was still driving his beat-up Rover, but was looking far smarter than poor old Gov Morgan had ever managed, in a navy-blue striped suit, a pale blue shirt with a white collar, and a maroon tie. S. I. Mike Lewis, the other two officers Anna had worked alongside on the Daniels case. They carried a mound of files between them. They chatted together for a few moments before heading into the station. Anna was sitting at her desk making herself look busy when Langton strode into the room, flanked by Lewis and Barolli.
The Red Dahlia (Anna Travis Mysteries) by Lynda La Plante