London’s Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie, duty to the job or personal ambition, in this masterful tale of suspense from the award-winning, international bestselling author of the Prime Suspect series—one of today’s finest crime writers, alongside such talents as Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, Kate Atkinson, and Ian Rankin.
Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery, tells his guards that Reynolds was murdered, and that he has information to share.
DCI Anna Travis is scheduled to leave for training at Quantico, as part of an exchange between the Met and the FBI. But before she can leave, she’s got to review the case thanks to her boss, DCS James Langton. Joining her team is senior FBI agent and crime scene expert Jessie Dewar.
The American’s brash manner quickly ruffles feathers throughout the Met, and what should have been a simple matter of tying up loose ends becomes a political powder keg when the competence of the original investigation team is challenged. Suddenly, Anna is faced with a dangerous choice. Will she close ranks to protect her people, or push to find the truth no matter what the consequences?
About the Author
Lynda La Plante's novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a recipient of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Dennis Potter Writers Award. Awarded a CBE, she is a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WRONGFUL DEATH is Book 9 of the Anna Travis Mysteries series written by Lynda La Plante. This crime drama, police procedural is packed with detailed, interesting characters and very complicated crime scenes. I thought our usual familiar characters - Anna Travis, James Langton, Mike Lewis, Paul Barolli, Paul Simms, Joan, Barbara - all were given a bit more personality and credit for their expertise. Anna’s side trip to Quantico in Virginia didn’t ring true with me. I did appreciate Ms. La Plante’s ‘A Note to the Readers’ about a discrepancy in the book that had to do with a previous title and plot point. I am very impressed with all the titles in this series and have read and enjoyed every one.
The ending was drawn out and tedious! Instead of letting the characters actions speak for themselves she as the author constantly compliments them! Her "brilliant quick thinking blah blah blah", disliked the cat fight between the two female detectives as well! Why are women so often pited against one another