Cold Blood

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Pan, 1997 - Detective and mystery stories - 566 pages
2 Reviews

Suspicion and fear surround the mysterious disappearance of a movie star’s daughter. The race to claim the reward for finding Anna Louise Caley – dead or alive – spirals into a deadly voodoo trail in the French quarter of New Orleans.


In her desperation to succeed in this, her first case as a private detective, ex-Lieutenant Lorraine Page is caught in a web of deceit and violence that threatens to drag her back into the murky world she has fought so hard to escape.


Continuing the investigation means risking everything. But the million dollar bonus is one hell of an incentive not to back off a case that could kiss her – or give her the future and the professional respect she craves.


 ‘La Plante’s stinging social realism in fiction and drama always inspires biting controversy.  In Cold Blood .  . . there is a heavy dose of the darker side of 90s America.  It is the raw material that La Plante serves up best.’



‘True La Plante style . . . a faced paced romp’

Daily Mail


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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

This one was okay, maybe a bit better than that. A struggling PI agency is brought in on an 11-month-old missing persons case. The agency, consisting of two alcoholic former policewomen and one ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Lynda La Plante was born on March 15, 1943 in Newton, Lancashire, England, as Lynda J Titchmarsh. She is a writer and producer, known for Bella Mafia (1997), Prime Suspect 3 (1993) and Above Suspicion (2009). La Plante was educated at England's Royal College of Dramatic Art and began her career as a stage and television actress. She worked with the National Theatre, and appeared in The Gentle Touch, Out, and Minder, as well as in Rentaghost, a British children's television series, before turning to scriptwriting. In the U.S., La Plante is best known as the author of Prime Suspect, a mystery-thriller television series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. The critically-acclaimed show has received numerous awards in both the U.S. and Britain, including two Emmys and Britain's prestigious BAFTA award for best drama series. La Plante has written several other television dramas and mini-series, including Bella Mafia, Cold Blood, Cold Shoulder 2, Framed, and Seekers. La Plante's first novels, The Legacy and Bella Mafia, were both international bestsellers. She is also the author of several mystery novels, including a novelization of the Prime Suspect series and a series featuring sleuth Lorraine Page. Other titles include Entwined, Cold Shoulder, The Governor, and She's Out. British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awarded her with the prestigious Dennis Potter Writers Award. La Plante also received the Edgar Allan Poe Writer's Award and an Emmy Award for Best Mini Series: Prime Suspect.

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