Above Suspicion (Anna Travis Mysteries) by Lynda La Plante

By Lynda La Plante

Within the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized by means of Helen Mirren in best Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie girl detective approximately to embark on her first homicide case. The murders could not be extra grotesque. the tactic of killing is the same, the backgrounds of the ladies very comparable -- all are prostitutes. because the ebook opens, a 7th physique is located, comparable modus operandi however the sufferer this time is a candy younger scholar. Anna stumbles on a necessary piece of knowledge that hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a widely known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna should be succumbing to his flattering awareness. What if he's arrested, the media erupts, and he's the incorrect guy?

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I’ve got to convince the commander in charge of Pan London Homicide to award me the case. ’ Anna nodded, still a little confused. ’ Anna and Langton walked across the car park to the hospital. He knew exactly where he was going and walked fast, pushing doors vigorously without looking behind him, expecting her to make it through after him. Finally, they reached the mortuary, where Langton pointed to a door marked ‘Ladies’. ‘Gown up in there and then come straight through,’ he said. Anna tied a mask around her head, slipped her feet into overshoes and then tied the green ribbons of her protective gown.

Her father had been a heavy-set man: square-shouldered, with thick red curls. Her mother on the other hand had had olive skin and deep-black hair. She had been a stunning woman, tall and slender and very artistic; a designer. Anna had her dad’s hair, which sprouted all over rather than growing in a specific direction. She wore hers cropped short. For a redhead, she was unusually dark-skinned, unlike her pale freckly dad, and had inherited her mother’s dark eyes. She was short, also rather square, but she carried no fat; it was all muscle.

After four weeks, I suspect most of it will have been destroyed. I want to know the exact route Melissa Stephens walked that night. A witness has come forward, a waiter. He was sure he saw Melissa talking to someone in a car, the make he can’t remember, or the colour — in fact he can’t even be sure it was her - but I want that tape of the reconstruction, I want that driver, I want that car. Because -’ Langton gestured to his wall of death - ‘we have a serial killer. I am hoping to Christ that Melissa’s death was his first and last big mistake.

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