Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lynda La Plante's six best books

Lynda La Plante is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.

One of her six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
THE BLACK DAHLIA by James Ellroy

Because of my fascination with crime, the case of the Black Dahlia – the nickname given to an American woman who became the victim of a gruesome murder – is beyond belief. This case in the 1940s has produced many fascinating off-shoots and I particularly like Ellroy’s novel. There is a darkness and strength to his writing that is compulsive.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Black Dahlia also appears among Jonathan Kellerman's six favorite books and on David Bowman's list of five great noir novels from the post-Chandler generations.

--Marshal Zeringue