Wrongful Death

A RADA trained stage and screen actress, Lynda LaPlante (http://lyndalaplante.com/) has had an illustrious career as a screen writer for television. Her works include Prime Suspect (starring Helen Mirren), Killer Net and Trial & Retribution. Her crop of novels, beginning with Bella Mafia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Mafia) in 1991, have earned her entry into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame (2009). The latest crime thriller, Wrongful Death, again features DCI Anna Travis. Some readers enjoy the thriller but don’t warm to the character of Travis. Will this be your reaction? The summmary is as follows. Six months after the body of Josh Reynolds, a London nightclub owner, was found and determined by police and coroner to be a suicide, DCS James Langton tasks DCI Anna Travis to review the case. Reynolds died from a single gunshot wound to the head, the gun held in his right hand. But details are emerging that suggest someone else may have fired the gun… As soon as she wraps up the case, Langton tells Anna, she can join him at the FBI Academy in Virginia for training. Meanwhile, a Senior FBI Agent, Jessie Dewar, crime scene expert, is seconded to Anna’s team as part of her research and immediately the competence of the original investigation team is questioned…

512 pages in Simon and Schuster Ltd.

ISBN 978-1471125829

Lynda LaPlante

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