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Anna Travis and James Langton return, and must work together to capture one of the most terrifying killers they have ever encountered.

A young girl is found dumped on the banks of the Thames. Horrifically mutilated and drained of blood, her death is an ominous mirror image of an unsolved 1940s case in Los Angeles known as 'The Black Dahlia'. Detective Inspector Anna Travis must race against time to catch this copycat killer, dubbed 'The Red Dahlia' from the flower his victim wore in her hair. But there are no suspects and a media frenzy is spiralling out of control.

Anna turns to her mentor, the volatile Detective Chief Inspector James Langton, but the frictions of their romantic relationship are complicating the case. As Anna and Langton close in on the prime suspect, they uncover a shocking web of sadistic sexual evil - and a family's murderous secrets…

©2007 Lynda La Plante (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Another gripping crime story by Lynda La Plante

I loved reading this story originally a few years ago. Whilst working at home during lockdown I've been listening to her books on Audible. Although this isn't the best narration it was gripping and kept me mentally stimulated. Lynda has a real flair with her stories - the characters are so believable and "human" you can relate to all the emotions and tensions. The procedural stuff is totally credible and you can tell that a huge amount of research goes on behind each story.

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Enthralling

loved it. well narrated couldn't stop listening. would recommend mystery buffs give it a listen.

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  • Paula Beavan
  • 13-03-2012

loved it

If you could sum up The Red Dahlia in three words, what would they be?

rivetting, suspence, well-written

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anna Travis, because she's intelligent and real

Which character – as performed by Janet Mc Teer – was your favorite?

Anna Travis

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not particularly

Any additional comments?

Nope

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