Search Results: "Lynda La Plante"


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THE RED DAHLIA by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"Just what fans of the British procedural have been praying for while the telly is in summer reruns. "
Half a century after the Black Dahlia murder rocked L.A., a lethal copycat goes to work across the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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ENTWINED by Lynda La Plante
Released: June 18, 1993

"A pinch of the paranormal assures massive paralysis of the neckbones as you claw through the pages and hiss for privacy."
Richly gripping, nonoccult thriller about telepathic twins- -from the author of Bella Mafia (1991) and writer of the much- acclaimed British PBS series Prime Suspect. Read full book review >

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BLOOD LINE by Lynda La Plante
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Plodding and dull, this thriller probably won't appeal to even the most die-hard La Plante fan."
A seemingly run-of-the-mill missing persons investigation evolves into something more complicated in this installment of La Plante's Anna Travis series. Read full book review >

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COLD BLOOD by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A better bet for a fun evening or two would be your nearest AA meeting. (Author tour)"
Page Investigations, the limping brainchild of alcoholic ex- cop Lorraine Page (Cold Shoulder, 1996), is about to go belly-up- -unless Lorraine and her buddies Rosie Hurst and Bill Rooney can find missing heiress Anna Louise Caley. Read full book review >

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COLD HEART by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Even the most cold-hearted readers may well empathize."
A not-quite-porn producer dead in his swimming pool is the come-on for p.i. Read full book review >

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CLEAN CUT by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Every page burns with intensity, but the mind-boggling complexities of the plot, which require endless summaries without ever leading to a single explanation that would make sense of them all, will leave most readers scratching their heads and wondering what they missed."
More skullduggery, more nasty sex, more personal danger, and lots more homicide for DI Anna Travis and her boss and lover, DCI James Langton (Above Suspicion, 2006). Read full book review >

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BELLA MAFIA by Lynda La Plante
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

Mafia widows take over the family business in this solemnly brutal first novel by a BBC writer from England. Read full book review >

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ROYAL HEIST by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2004

"La Plante (Cold Heart, 1999, etc.) injects an enlivening, much-needed spark, restoring the mistreated caper novel to escape literature respectability. Irresistible rascal, irresistible yarn."
La Plante's first international thriller, this about a charismatic villain's scheme to steal Britain's Crown Jewels. Read full book review >

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ABOVE SUSPICION by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"La Plante (Royal Heist, 2004, etc.) has given us a smart, plucky series protagonist who's enormously likable despite, or because of, her frailties. Think Jane Tennyson in her salad days."
A new detective heroine from the writer of the acclaimed BBC series Prime Suspect.Read full book review >

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COLD SHOULDER by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

An alcoholic Pasadena Homicide cop comes back from six years in the gutter to take on a serial killer who preys on prostitutes. Read full book review >

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MANTIS by Richard La Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Creepy, crawly, and, from time to time, a bit scary, but since the killer is so outrageous, it's never really scary enough to make up for being unbelievable."
A by-no-means-harmless, lunatic martial artist—whose role model is one of nature's odder insects—stalks and maybe even snacks on the good citizens of Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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STEROID BLUES by Richard La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Sick, raunchy, and educational. (Author tour)"
Teaming for a third time the troubled duo of Philadelphia police detective Bill Fogarty and pathologist/karate master Josef Tanaka (Leopard, 1994; Mantis, 1993), La Plante (the nonfiction Hog Fever, p. 201) adds bodybuilding, sadomasochism, and gender pharmacology to the long parade of grotesques that typify his often derivative but rarely boring thrillers. Read full book review >