By Lynda La Plante
The first instalment within the much-loved Anna Travis sequence, from the #1 bestselling mistress of suspense
Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first homicide case - a chain of killings that has stunned even the main hardened of detectives. They began 8 years in the past - now the physique count number is as much as six. the tactic of killing is similar, the backgrounds of the ladies exact - all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a 7th physique is located. The modus operandi is identical - however the sufferer is a tender scholar with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the assassin has replaced dramatically.
Determined to earn the glory of her male colleagues, Anna stumbles on an essential piece of knowledge which hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a much-loved actor on the point of foreign stardom. His arrest could create a media frenzy. but when he have been stumbled on blameless, his wouldn't be the one occupation over - Anna's challenging fought for attractiveness will be destroyed as soon as and for all …
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Tis the gentleman, sir. ” The boy straightened a little and shook his head. “He appears to be dead, sir. ” It was but a short walk from Jackson's in Bond Street to their destination in Portman Square, but even so, Morton's long, purposeful stride soon had the boy out of breath again, precluding conversation. Following along the dimly lit street came the hollow echo of a tired horse and tradesman's cart, the owner shuffling numbly beside. A pile of cobbles and rubble forced Morton and the boy outside the line of iron posts that protected unwary pedestrians from street traffic.
But, then, what could Morton say? They had an “understanding,” of sorts, and gentlemen like Lord Arthur Darley were part of it. Gentlemen of quality. Likely married. A man who did not find his money chasing criminals through the streets of London. Arabella raised her head and stared at him rather defiantly. Morton looked down at the scrap of paper he still held in his hand. Unfolding it, he held it up to the light and read aloud. “It will find you soon enough, The empty night after the day. ” Arabella asked.
Lord Arthur clasped her hands. “And how are you, my dear? Are you sure you wish to be in here? ” Arabella's eye strayed to the dead man. “No, I'm well. I have just sent Miss Hamilton home with her brother. She did not want to leave but her friends prevailed. Poor thing,” she said, her eyes glistening. “Yes, poor Louisa,” Darley agreed. Morton felt his head shake involuntarily. Arabella Malibrant was no more a shrinking violet than Morton himself. He was sure she could step over a corpse in the street and not interrupt her conversation.