Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Red Dahlia

Author: Lynda La Plante

“Red Dahlia” is a murder mystery in the Anna Travis series by Lynda La Plante. It follows a true story “Black Dahlia”, where a woman was murdered – her body cut in two and drained off blood. Yes it sounds very gory and it is but that’s just the description of the murder. Once you get past that, there’s no goriness – if you’re like me and can’t stand gory murders!

The story is very interesting especially because to start with the body didn’t have any evidence on or around it. So it’s interesting to see how the small things here and there give a lead to the detectives. It is very gripping and hard-to-keep-down novel. Though I must say that the biggest clue was given to them on a silver spoon. At that juncture, it’s a bit disappointing but if you can ignore that it has pretty good twists and turns.

Bottom line: A good read

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