The Red DahliaBook - 2006
When the body of a young girl is found dumped on the banks of the Thames, even the police are shocked by the brutality of her murder: horrifically mutilated, severed in half, and drained of blood, her corpse is an obvious mirror image of the famous Black Dahlia murder in 1940s Los Angeles. Now Detective Inspector Anna Travis must race against time to catch this copycat killer dubbed The Red Dahlia after the flower his victim wore in her hair. But there are no suspects, and a media frenzy is spiraling out of control. Anna turns to her mentor, the brilliant and volatile Detective Chief Inspector James Langton, but the frictions of their romantic relationship are complicating the case. Then a second girl is found, her death again mirroring the Black Dahlia, and as Anna and Langton close in on the prime suspect, they uncover a shocking web of sadistic sexual evil. In Above Suspicion, bestselling crime writer Lynda La Plante created Anna Travis and James Langton. Now, in The Red Dahlia, they return and must work together to capture one of the most terrifying killers they have ever encountered.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
Characteristics: 416 p. ; cm