The creator of the blockbuster “Prime Suspect” TV series launches a new series with her most compelling female detective since Jane Tennison.
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?
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.