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Above Suspicion [Livre audio, CD] [Anglais] [CD]

Lynda La Plante , Janet McTeer
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16 octobre 2006
Young detective Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case - and it couldn't be a more shocking, more horrific set of killings. They began eight years before; now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar - all of them were drug-ridden prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but this time the victim is a young student, sweet and innocent, with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically.
Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information which links one man to the killings. A household name, a much-loved actor who is about to become an international movie star. He has charm, good looks and the gift of the gab. Denial and protestations of innocence spring easily and confidently to his lips. An arrest, in the face of intense publicity, would create a media frenzy. And if he was found beyond doubt to be the wrong man, his career would be finished and Anna's hard fought-for reputation in the police force destroyed once and for all …
With absolute authenticity and extraordinary power, Lynda La Plante takes us deep into the criminal mind and the criminal world. And, in heroine Anna Travis, she has created another memorable and utterly engaging new female detective.
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'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller. She is without a doubt one of the best writers working today. ABOVE SUSPICION blew me away - it grabs you and doesn't let go until the last page' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'La Plante is building up an interesting body of writing that is underrated…
Anna Travis is confronted by the shadow of a frightening serial killer and through obstinate sleuthing, identifies a major public figure as the possible culprit. Anna proves a resourceful and believable heroine and heralds the launch of a major new character' GUARDIAN
'The prime suspect here is an adored actor, poised to hit the big time. Could he really be behind a string of grisly murders? It's up to Anna Travis, La Plante's gutsy new heroine, to find out' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Like Jane Tennison, Anna Travis has to work a world which is still rampantly chauvinistic… it is a novel to read about the complexity of relationships, as well as for its compelling plot' DAILY EXPRESS
'A damn good read' MORE
'Young detective Anna Travis is investigating a set of horrific prostitute murders. Then a student is also killed and Anna uncovers evidence that puts her fledgling reputation on the line' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Another classy writer, Lynda La Plante introduces a beguiling young detective, Anna Travis, in her first crime novel for three years' DAILY MAIL
'Lynda La Plane is building up an interesting body of fictional work on the page whcih is vastly underated [. . . ] balancing the minutiae of police work and the dreadful politics of the job, Anna proves to be a resourceful and believable heroine in an all-too-recognisable contemporary Britain and heralds the launch of a major new character' CRIME TIME Issue 43 --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .

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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 …
'The prime suspect here is an adored actor, poised to hit the big time. Could he really be behind a string of grisly murders? It's up to Anna Travis, La Plante's gutsy new heroine, to find out' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Like Jane Tennison, Anna Travis has to work a world which is still rampantly chauvinistic… it is a novel to read about the complexity of relationships, as well as for its compelling plot' DAILY EXPRESS --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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  • CD: 5 pages
  • Editeur : Simon & Schuster Audio (16 octobre 2006)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0743501810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743501811
  • Dimensions du produit: 14 x 12,6 x 2,4 cm
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 TB 1 septembre 2011
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Parfait, rien à dire , comme d'habitude, tout a été comme je l'attendais, mais vingt mots , franchement, ça me gonfle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Rookie Detective and the Serial Killer 19 avril 2006
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For the reader that is tired of the same old stories of tough, hard-drinking detectives in Los Angeles or New York, Lynda La Plante offers a refreshing detective in a tale from London that has a gratifyingly authentic flavor. There is a hint of La Plante's excellent Prime Suspect television series, and a hint of Jack the Ripper in this story of bright, young Detective Sergeant Anna Travis, daughter of the late Detective Chief Superintendent Jack Travis. Anna is chosen by Detective Chief Inspector Langton to join his team investigating a series of murders of prostitutes. There is almost no evidence identifying anyone as the killer, but the team continues to dig until they uncover puzzling clues pointing to a handsome, famous movie star. It seems unlikely that this wealthy man is the murderer, but as the investigation continues, he turns his charm toward Anna. Or is he stalking her? Suspense builds until we reach a gripping climax to a most enjoyable story.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 "Watch the eyes. Wait for the fear." 8 mars 2006
Par Luan Gaines - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Being the new kid on the block is disconcerting to say the least, as Anna Travis joins a bustling murder squad in search of a serial killer who has just claimed his seventh victim. Getting up to speed by taking home victim files, Travis is sorely tested by her first corpse and coroner's exam, but in the spirit of her father, a revered cop known as "Jack the Knife", the fledging murder detective throws herself into the case. The last victim brings a much-needed break in the case, the squad subject to constant budget constraints and the good will of their superiors, who in turn must answer to the people. Far from glamorous, this is tedious labor, checking and rechecking facts, witnesses, necessary minutiae by which a strong case is built. Travis finds her presence increasingly requested by DCI Langton, perhaps because she puts a female face on a primarily male venue, but also for her tenacity and willingness to get the job done.

From one lead to another, Travis takes her cues from an unpredictable Langton, who is by turns elated by new information and depressed by a lack of progress. Finally, the meager leads bear fruit, all leading to the son of a prostitute, one of the serial killer's victims; the son's name is Anthony Duffy, now a well-known actor, Alan Daniels. Everything points to this man, but the evidence is circumstantial at best. If Daniels is the killer, he is brilliantly circumspect, going out of his way to be cooperative and charming, even paying special attention to Anna. Unnerved by his interest, Anna is confused and begins to doubt her cop instincts. Is Alan genuinely attracted to her or is he a practiced sociopath? In either case, Langton suggests Travis take advantage of Daniel's interest to ingratiate herself, in hopes of finding the critical piece of evidence that will put him away. In spite of being her father's daughter, Anna is hampered by a lack of self-confidence in her relationships with men, a tempting target for the inscrutable actor, Daniels.

LaPlante is a gifted writer of this genre, shuffling characters, clues and plot elements for maximum suspense. While the sardonic Langton is a perfect boss, waxing hot and cold in equal measure, Travis, the new female detective, is both sympathetic and likeable, a compelling combination. Smart and increasingly savvy in this new job, Travis takes to murder, although she first suffers the usual pangs of initiation, foolish mistakes and dangerous situations born of her naiveté. This police procedural combines the inner workings of a tough occupation, with the loyal, determined personalities that dedicate their lives to making the world a safer place. Anna Travis is at home on her new turf, ready for her next assignment. Luan Gaines/ 2006.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Outstanding series based on an excellent book 31 mars 2013
Par R. Kruger - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Lynda La Plante is one of my favorite authors and this series produced by her is just as good. Her heroines are multi-faceted and the police procedurals are complex and come across as very real. I highly recommend Above Suspicion for any fans of British mysteries.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful Writer 24 mars 2014
Par "Ali" - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I really love this book. Ms. LaPlante writes very well, and this book is an absorbing mystery. It introduces Anna Travis as a new murder detective in London. The characters are introduced well, and well-described. This story deals with a serial murderer who has killed 8 women in england, most of them prostitutes. Has he also murdered women in the US? Hard to put down!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good Tale 20 novembre 2013
Par Jerry Friefeld - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Enjoyable but not up to par with author's later stories. Lags in places and spends too much time on the unrelated past. But one can see where the series will get better and better.
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