Above Suspicion, Paperback book

Above Suspicion[Paperback]

by Lynda La Plante

4.14 out of 5 (7 ratings)

Simon & Schuster Ltd 
Publication Date:
06 January 2011 
Thriller and Suspense 


Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case - a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. They started eight years ago - now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls identical - all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same - but the victim is a young student with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically. Determined to earn the respect of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom. His arrest would create a media frenzy. But if he were found innocent, his wouldn't be the only career over - Anna's hard fought for reputation would be destroyed once and for all ...

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  • #1 In the Anna Travis series. Detective Chief Inspector Langton has the opportunity to had an extra DS to his team investigating a series of murders when one of his team goes sick. He chooses DS Anna Travis a graduate in economics who has experience in number of squads but has never worked on a murder team. Her father was a well respected DCS. Anna gets an instant introduction to murder when the body of a young female student is found on Clapham Common, and she first views the body in situ and then attends the post mortem. At first the murder team incident room treat Anna as an inexperienced rookie, but then her dedication to her work proves her worth to them as she stumbles across a vital connection that identifies the possible killer. An excellent read. I look forward to the next in the series.

    5.00 out of 5


  • Excellent. First in a series of Anna Travis, a DS on a London police murder team. Case involves a serial killer of prostitutes and a celebrity suspect. And Anna fitting in with a new tam. And Anna having a relationship with her boss. Very well done - author wrote for the highly regarded Prime Suspect TV series with Helen Mirren. Looking forward to future books. This had lots of tension, sparked by a crazy, violent killer still on the loose. It becomes pretty clear early on who the killer is, and this knowledge only serves to ratchet up the tension. This is not a highly rated book for la Plante and I'm not sure why.

    4.50 out of 5


  • Wonderful start to a new series. Drew me in from the beginning. Loved all the characters. Picked it up as it is by the author who's books turned into Prime Suspect. Will be searching out those books as well.

    4.00 out of 5


  • I haven't read a Lynda La Plante book for ages, and having recently watched one of her TV series, I decided to dive right in.Lynda's books are really easy to read quickly and run at a good pace, and I found myself not wanting to put this book down. I really enjoyed the plot, and the police procedure that was described - it was a real page-turner for me. The only thing I wasn't so keen on was the main female character - I found her to be a bit weak and a bit of a cliche really. Because the story was so strong, it didn't put me off too much though. I'd definitely be open to reading more books with her in - she could turn into a really good character with a bit of imagination.

    4.00 out of 5


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