Our April 2020 Book of the Month is:

Buried by Lynda La Plante




DC Jack Warr and his girlfriend Maggie have just moved to London to start a new life together. Though charming, Jack can’t seem to find his place in the world – until he’s drawn into an investigation that turns his life upside down.

In the aftermath of a fire at an isolated cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remains of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes.

Jack’s search leads him deep into a murky criminal underworld – a world he finds himself surprisingly good at navigating. But as the line of the law becomes blurred, how far will Jack go to find the answers – and what will it cost him?

It’s  time to meet DC Jack Warr as he digs up the deadly secrets of the past …

‘Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller.’
Karin Slaughter, author
‘A compelling, clever plot with a brilliant cast of diverse characters. Utterly riveting.’
Rachel Abbott, author
‘It’s quite a challenge to make a detective constable the lead character in a crime novel, but Lynda La Plante does a cracking job of it in BURIED. DC Jack Warr is clearly destined for higher things, and I look forward to following his progress!’
Peter Robinson, author
‘This is Lynda La Plante at her best! I can and will highly recommend this book – absolutely excellent.’ 5*****
Netgalley Review
‘Classic Lynda – a fabulous read.’
Martina Cole, author

Author Lynda La Plante

About the Author:

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lynda La Plante originally trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where her fellow students included Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt and Ian McShane. After finishing her studies, she began her career as an actress appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a variety of productions, as well as popular television series including Z-CarsThe SweeneyThe ProfessionalsBergerac and Rentaghost.

Whilst filming The Gentle Touch, La Plante wrote a treatment for a TV series based on a botched bank robbery. Widows was commissioned for Thames Television and became one of the highest rating series of the early 1980s. Following the overwhelming success of Widows, La Plante became a sought-after crime writer and subsequently signed her first book deal.

La Plante is now one of the best-known writers in the crime fiction genre and was made a CBE in 2008 for services to Literature, Drama and Charity. She is a member of The Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame and is the only lay person to be made a fellow of The Forensic Science Society.She lives in London and New York with her son Lorcan and Cockapoo Max. Buried is her 33rd novel.

Buried is out now.

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