Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Lynda La Plante’s BLOODLINE Launch at The Ivy

A celebration was held last night at the prestigious ‘Loft at The Ivy’ in London’s West-End; thanks to Simon and Schuster’s UK publishing Director Suzanne Baboneau for launching Lynda La Plante’s 7th Anna Travis novel ‘Bloodline’.

Under the watchful eye of DCS James Langton, DCI Anna Travis takes charge of an investigation for the first time. But is it purely a missing person's case - or a full blown murder enquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without trace. As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, Langton fears that she is losing control. They still have no body and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest...

La Plante has a dual career now alternating between her writing and her TV work, she is as busy as ever.

Baboneau welcomed the eclectic guest list, which comprised TV and Film people from Lynda’s Production Company, Lynda’s friends as well as a few book reviewers including Barry Forshaw, Peter Guttridge, and the Telegraph’s Jeremy Jehu and Ali Karim from Shots Ezine. Also present and mingling were actress Lynda Bellingham, singer and TV presenter Cilla Black and writer and actress Fidelis Morgan. It was good see that Fidelis is back writing again between acting roles, in her ‘quirky’ historical romps.

I had a chat with Suzanne Baboneau who knew of my enthusiasm for Tom Robb Smith’s debut novel Child 44 and she told me that Simon and Schuster were delighted with book #3 which I am anticipating with excitement.

To celebrate the launch of Lynda La Plante’s Bloodline, Shots eZine inconjunction with Simon and Schuster UK have a signed copy in an exclusive competition.

All you have to do is answer this simple question –

Helen Mirren starred as Detective Jane Tennison in a TV series created by Lynda La Plante, can you name the title of the series?

[a] Prime Rib
[b] Prime Suspect
[d] Primo Levi
[e] The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Send your answer in an email to marking the subject line “Plante1” and please include a postal address

The Closing date for entries is 1st August 2011

Terms and Conditions for the competition are below –

Good Luck!

Even if you don’t win, Bloodline is released on June 23rd and well worth exploring the dark lens of Lynda La Plante

Photos © 2011 Ali Karim “Suzanne Baboneau and Lynda La Plante at The Ivy in London” on Tuesday 7th June 2011

Terms and conditions for the Lynda La Plante Competition
Closing date for entries is 1 / August / 2011 12:00:00 AM
All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and the first correct answer picked at random on 1 / August / 2011 12:00:00 AM will be declared the winner of the book.
The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the promotion closing date and is required to accept their prize by email or phone call within 14 days of notification.
In the event of non-acceptance within the specified period, the promoter reserves the right to reallocate the prize to the next randomly drawn correct and valid entry.
The winner will be notified within 28 days of the closing date. No responsibility can be accepted for lost or misplaced entries
The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative
Only one entry per person
Incorrect or illegible answers or entries received after the entry date will not be entered into the prize draw
The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
No geographical restrictions

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