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Deadly Intent

deadly intentDetective Anna Travis is trying to start a new life after her disastrous affair with DCI Langton.  She’s moved and she is starting at a new location with a new chief inspector.  Before Travis can even unpack she is thrust into a murder investigation and the pressure mounts as the victim is a former colleague.  As the bodies stack up the pressure mounts for the team to solve the murders.  Travis has to learn to work with a new team and her reputation to “go off on her own” precedes her.  Travis is focused on a mysterious drug dealer who has Deadly Intent and hasn’t been seen for decades and receives much criticism from her superiors and side-glances from the rest of the team.

Clean Cut

image“He sighed and shook his head.  ‘Bastard’s probably gone back to where he came from.  It beggars belief, doesn’t it?  The one held in Islington was supposed to have been fucking deported, but the Home Office alleged that if he returned home, he’d be in danger – so they let him loose on our fucking streets!  World is going crazy.”

One of their own is seriously injured and has to cope with recovery and solving the crime.  The third in the Anna Travis mysteries, Clean Cut brings the investigative squad into the world of illegal immigrant underground…drugs, prostitution, murder.  There is the ongoing tension between Travis and her boss, Langton.

The Red Dahlia

red dahlia1The Red Dahlia is the second book by Lynda La Plante featuring Detective Inspector Anna Travis.  Travis is again thrust into working for volatile and acerbic Chief James Langton and her feelings for him are always on the back of her mind.  Travis and her fellow officers are faced with trying to solve one of the most brutal crimes to ever hit England.  The killer seems to be a copycat of a series of murders from the United States in the 1940s. 

Above Suspicion

above suspicionOriginally published in 2001, Above Suspicion was the first murder mystery novel featuring detective Anna Travis. As the daughter of a highly regarded detective in England Ms. Travis has a lot to live up to as she participates in the investigation of a series of grisly murders. The killer hasn’t switched MOs, but has chosen more compelling victims. Travis has a keen mind that is put to the test as she gets close to both her grumpy boss and to the murder suspect…perhaps too close.