Londra. Sulle rive del Tamigi viene ritrovato il corpo di una giovane donna. Il cadavere è tagliato in due all’altezza dei fianchi e reca orribili segni di torture. Il delitto ricorda quello di Elizabeth Short, soprannominata la Dalia Nera, uno dei più famosi casi irrisolti della Los Angeles degli anni Cinquanta.
Pochi gli indizi in mano ad Anna Travis, il sergente della polizia assegnato al caso: una foto che ritrae la vittima con un miniabito rosso e una rosa nei capelli, e le somiglianze con il caso della Dalia Nera. Somiglianze che, mano a mano che la detective prosegue nelle indagini, si fanno sempre più inquietanti e insistenti. E quando l'assassino comincia a inviare alla stampa biglietti identici a quelli che inviava il killer di Elizabeth Short, Anna non ha più dubbi: l’omicida è un copycat in piena regola, un sadico così ossessionato dal delitto della Dalia Nera da volerlo riprodurre alla perfezione. Con l’aiuto dell’ispettore capo Langton, Anna deve intraprendere una lotta contro il tempo per fermarlo, non prima di aver rischiato di diventare lei stessa l’ultima vittima.
- ISBN: 8811679362
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 486
This is the 2nd book in the Anna Travis series by author Lynda La Plante. Detective Anna Travis is working on a murder case that has created a media frenzy. The victim, Louise Pennel, a 24-year-old girl, was last seen in a London night club. Her body was found dumped by the River Thames. Anna must su Leggi tutto
This book had the potential to be interesting, at least in the first 150 pages or so. I was attracted to the grim descriptions of the autopsy reports and at first, the cops' diligence in tracking the killer as well as the copy-cat description of the crime scene with that of the Black Dahlia murder i Leggi tutto
One of my all time favourite books, is Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante. I read it such a long time ago and I absolutely loved it as soon as I started it. The Red Dahlia is the second book in the Anna Travis series, and I’ve wanted to read it for ages. It was everything I hoped it would be. It was Leggi tutto
Danny Fowler, a paperboy, was winding up his route and heading home from breakfast when he spotted what appeared to be a blow-up doll on the bank of the river. What Danny found wasn’t a blow-up doll and he no longer had an appetite for breakfast. His discovery began the investigation into a death th Leggi tutto
The Red Dahlia, the second in La Plante's Detective Anna Ravis series, offers a plot as suspenseful and winding as her first book in the series. The murder(s) committed in this one are sadistic and horrendous. The police have got to stop the killer before he harms anyone else, but the dearth of clue Leggi tutto
The Red Dahlia is a great read. Lynda La Plante has a unique style in crime fiction, where she is quite mechanical in the descriptions of what's going on. This means that you get to know Anna Travis quite well. You know when she's got ladders in her stockings, what she eats for breakfast, and how lo Leggi tutto
3.5 Stars a good read I enjoyed the book
A decent police thriller, second in the Travis series
The Red Dahlia is second in a series to feature DI Anna Travis, behind Above Suspicion, which I own but haven't yet read, although I don't think I missed anything. This was an outstanding mystery novel...perfect pace, building suspense throughout, characters that seemed real, and a story that kept m Leggi tutto
The second book in Lynda La Plante's Anna Travis series is another well-written book. Prior to reading this, I had already watched the BBC episodes. As with "Above Suspicion," the BBC version was faithful to the book. There were extra bits that added to the experience of reading the book, but I was
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