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Blind Fury

Blind Fury

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Close to a motorway service station, the body of a young woman is discovered. She appears to have no family, no friends, no one to identify her. DI Anna Travis is brought onto the team of investigators by DCS James Langton, who already suspects that this recent case could be linked to two unsolved murders. As more evidence is discovered the team realise that they are contending with a triple murder investigation -- and no suspect.
Anna's blood runs cold when she receives a letter from a murderer she helped to arrest. He makes contact from prison insisting that he can track down their killer, but will only talk to Anna herself. Does he really have an insight into another killer's mind, or is he merely intent on getting into hers?
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781847375476 | 
  • June 2010
List Price £18.99


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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Blind Fury includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Lynda La Plante. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Detective Inspector Anna Travis is nothing if not “the job.” Spending her days either performing enquiries or brainstorming in the incident room and her nights poring over case files, her total focus is on solving crimes. When a young unidentified woman is found raped and murdered, Anna finds herself being drawn even deeper into a case than ever before. Not only does the case link to three other unsolved murders, but a vicious killer who Anna put behind bars is back on her radar, claiming to be able to help solve the crime. As her visits to the prison turn personal, Anna is suddenly torn between her burgeoning feelings for one particular security guard, her determination to catch the killer, and the job she’s always put before anything else. And the clashing emotions just might prove deadly.

For Discussion

1. Describe Anna’s roles in the PI department. How is she treated differently than her male counterparts throughout the story? Discuss examples and the possible implications of each scenario.

2. When An see more

About the Author

Lynda La Plante
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Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante bestowed John Moores University with a creative writing scholarship in her hometown of Liverpool and is an honorary member of the British Film Institute. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also awarded Lynda with the Dennis Potter Writers Award.
She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List (for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity), and was presented with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel Above Suspicion at the International Film and Television Festival Conference in Cologne. In 2009 Lynda was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame . Her novels have all been international bestsellers.




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