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Lynda La Plante

Tennison is Lynda La Plante’s 20th novel, many of which have been Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. Lynda is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. Awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008, she lives in London and New York.


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Lynda La Plante Books

  • The Dirty Dozen

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BZGQJ
    Paperback
    The gritty new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama and the fifth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series. Jane Tennison has worked hard to become the first female detective ever post to the infamous Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney'. But the Dirty Dozen is a notorious boys' club, and Jane's new colleagues make it clear that they don't think a woman is up to the dangers of the job. Dealing with some of London's most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead cop, is no joke. Determined to prove she's as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery. But she doesn't know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . . Praise for Lynda La Plante 'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter 'Classic Lynda - a fabulous read' Martina Cole 'Satisfyingly full of twists and turns' The Independent 'A rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph 'An absorbingly twisty plot' Guardian
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  • Good Friday

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BMKLM
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    Lynda La Plante's latest Prime Suspect prequel takes you back to the period during 1974 and 1975 when the IRA was subjecting London to a terrifying bombing campaign.

    Now a fully fledged detective, Jane Tennison finds herself caught up in a blast that leaves several people dead. She's a key witness but can't identify the bomber.

    When a photography appears in a newspaper showing Jane assisting the injured, she and her family are put at great risk... When she attends the annual formal CID dinner, she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber. Will she be able to alert the senior officers in time?
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  • Widows' Revenge

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BYGRU
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    Widows' Revenge is the sequel to Lynda La Plante's groundbreaking thriller, Widows, which is now a major feature film.

    Against all odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off - at the cost of their lives. But though they may be in the money, they're far from easy street.

    Shocked by her husband's betrayal, Dolly discovers Harry Rawlins isn't dead. He knows where the four women are and he wants them to pay for it. The women can't keep running - they must get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won't hesitate to kill? Especially when one of them has a plan of her own...
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  • The Talisman

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BXZGJ
    Paperback
    Following the 30th Anniversary edition of The Legacy, comes the thrilling sequel, The Talisman, from bestselling screenwriter and author Lynda La Plante. For each new generation, the Talisman is the key to a fortune. Edward, who inherits his father's looks . . . and his curse. Alex, his brother, whose quest for revenge will fuel an empire built on corruption. Evelyne and Juliana, the fourth generation, are still haunted by the family's past. From the miseries of the war years to the glamorous present, in London, America and South Africa, Lynda La Plante continues the bestselling saga that began with The Legacy. The passionate story of a family's lives and fortunes and the curse that forged their names . . . 'A torrid tale of love, intrigue and passion' Express 'Lynda La Plante is without a doubt one of the best writers working today' Karin Slaughter ***Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture***
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  • Hidden Killers

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BCVBW
    Paperback
    The brilliant new crime thriller from the BAFTA-winning writer behind the TV series PRIME SUSPECT. When WPC Jane Tennison is promoted to the role of Detective Constable in London's Bow Street CID, she is immediately conflicted. While her more experienced colleagues move on swiftly from one criminal case to another, Jane is often left doubting their methods and findings. As she becomes inextricably involved in a multiple rape case, Jane must put her life at risk in her search for answers. Will she toe the line, or endanger her position by seeking the truth? A number one bestselling author, Lynda La Plante was inaugurated into the Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2009 and received, at the 2014 Harrogate Crime Festival, the Theakstons award for Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction. The Tennison series has been made into a new prime-time ITV series called Prime Suspect 1973. Praise for the Jane Tennison series: 'Classic Lynda, a fabulous read' MARTINA COLE 'La Plante excels in her ability to pick out details that give her portrayal of life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'An absorbingly twisty plot' GUARDIAN 'Enthralling' HEAT 'Vintage La Plante' INDEPENDENT 'A terrific, gutsy back story for the heroine of TV's Prime Suspect' WOMAN & HOME
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  • Wrongful Death

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BUAQB
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    Duty to the job or personal ambition? Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie . . . Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head, the gun held in his right hand. His death was quickly determined to be a suicide, the investigation was closed . . . a case done and dusted. Until now. A young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery has informed his guards that Reynolds was murdered, and that he has information to share with the police. DCS James Langton tasks DCI Anna Travis to review the case. As soon as she wraps up the investigation, Langton tells Anna she can join him for training at the FBI Academy in Virginia, USA. Meanwhile, Senior FBI Agent, Jessie Dewar, crime scene expert, is seconded to Anna's team as part of her research. Dewar's brash manner soon ruffles feathers among the MET, and what should have been a simple case of tying up loose ends becomes a political nightmare as the competence of the original investigation team is questioned. Anna's trip to America is approaching, but now that the situation at the MET has become so volatile, can she trust Dewar to finish the job in her absence?
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  • The Dirty Dozen

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BZGRL
    Hardback
    The gritty new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama and the fifth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series. Jane Tennison has worked hard to become the first female detective ever post to the infamous Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney'. But the Dirty Dozen is a notorious boys' club, and Jane's new colleagues make it clear that they don't think a woman is up to the dangers of the job. Dealing with some of London's most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead cop, is no joke. Determined to prove she's as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery. But she doesn't know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . . Praise for Lynda La Plante 'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter 'Classic Lynda - a fabulous read' Martina Cole 'Satisfyingly full of twists and turns' The Independent 'A rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph 'An absorbingly twisty plot' Guardian
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  • Widows' Revenge

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BUGBT
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    Widows' Revenge is the sequel to Lynda La Plante's groundbreaking thriller, Widows, which is now a major feature film.

    Against all odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off - at the cost of their lives. But though they may be in the money, they're far from easy street.

    Shocked by her husband's betrayal, Dolly discovers Harry Rawlins isn't dead. He knows where the four women are and he wants them to pay for it. The women can't keep running - they must get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won't hesitate to kill? Especially when one of them has a plan of her own...
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  • Murder Mile

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BTYCH
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    Prime Suspect meets Ashes to Ashes in Lynda La Plante's darkest thriller yet, as we see Jane Tennison start out on her police career.

    Feburary, 1979, 'The Winter of Discontent'. Economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Now a Detective Sergeant, Jane Tennison has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas.

    As rubbish begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects and the manner of death is different in each case. The only link is the location of the bodies. When another murder occurs in the same area, Jane is under immense pressure to catch the serial killer that's loose on 'Murder Mile'. But what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind...
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  • The Talisman

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BSIYT
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    Following the 30th Anniversary edition of The Legacy, comes the thrilling sequel, The Talisman, from bestselling screenwriter and author Lynda La Plante. For each new generation, the Talisman is the key to a fortune. Edward, who inherits his father's looks . . . and his curse. Alex, his brother, whose quest for revenge will fuel an empire built on corruption. Evelyne and Juliana, the fourth generation, are still haunted by the family's past. From the miseries of the war years to the glamorous present, in London, America and South Africa, Lynda La Plante continues the bestselling saga that began with The Legacy. The passionate story of a family's lives and fortunes and the curse that forged their names . . . 'A torrid tale of love, intrigue and passion' Express 'Lynda La Plante is without a doubt one of the best writers working today' Karin Slaughter
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  • Widows: Film Tie-In

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BSBER
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    The groundbreaking thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama and the basis for Steve McQueen's upcoming major motion picture. WIDOWS is a fast-paced heist thriller with an all female cast you won't forget Facing life alone, they turned to crime together A security van heist goes disastrously wrong and three women are left widowed. When Dolly Rawlins discovers her gang boss husband's plans for the failed hijack, an idea starts to form . . . Could she and the other wives finish the job their husbands started? As the women rehearse the raid, it becomes clear that someone else must have been involved. But only three bodies were found in the wreckage. Who was the fourth man? And where is he now? 'The perfect summer read' My Weekly 'A great book' Alex Heminsley, BBC Radio 2
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  • The Legacy

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BRPKQ
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    The Legacy is written by the bestselling author and award-winning screenwriter, Lynda La Plante. All of her novels have been international bestsellers and she has even been praised as one of the best writers working today by Karin Slaughter.

    In the Welsh valleys lives Hugh, a hardened miner, and his daughter Evelyn. True to his fears, Evelyn has lost her heart to a trouble gypsy and marries him. Freedom, a handsome prizefighter, is saved from the gallows to battle it out for the heavyweight championship of the world.

    In this torrid tale of love and legacy, Prime Suspect author Lynda La Plante into the lives of a remarkable family and the curse that forged their names...
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  • Murder Mile

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BRMJH
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    Written by screenwriter, actress and bestselling author Lynda La Plante. Murder Mile is the fourth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series, which has been adapted into the television crime series, Prime Suspect.

    It's February 1979, 'The Winter of Discontent'. Britain is experiencing widespread strikes as a result of economic chaos.

    Jane Tennison is now a Detective Sergeant and has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. The rubbish on the street begins to pile up, and so does the murder count - two bodies in as many days.

    The manner of death is different in each case and there are no suspects just yet. The only link between the victims is the location and when another murder occurs three days later in the same area, press headlines scream about a loose serial killer on 'Murder Mile'.

    Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer and stop them from striking again. Working non-stop with little sleep, what she soon uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind...
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  • Widows

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BPWYC
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    Soon to be adapted into a film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki, Lynda La Plante's Widows is a groundbreaking and unforgettable heist story.

    A security van heist goes disastrously wrong and three women are left widowed. When Dolly Rawlins discovers her gang boss husband's plans for the failed hijack, an idea starts to form... Could she and the other wives finish the job their husbands started?
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  • The Legacy

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: BKWTN
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    **The 30th Anniversary Edition: revised and updated for old and new fans of Lynda La Plante** One family. One legacy. One curse. Hugh is a hardened miner from the Welsh Valleys who has seen the better part of his life pass him by. His daughter Evelyne, true to his fears, has lost her heart to a man from a troubled life on the road. Freedom , a handsome prizefighter is saved from the gallows only to do battle for the heavyweight championship of the world. From the poverty of the Welsh pit valleys to the glories of the prize ring, from the dangers of Prohibition America to the terrors of Britain at war, Lynda La Plante delves into the lives of a remarkable family and the curse that forged their names... 'Without doubt one of the best writers working today' Karin Slaughter `A torrid tale of love, intrigue and passion' Daily Express
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  • Tennison

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: AWXJV
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    From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison. In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case.
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  • Tennison

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: ATODA
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    From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison. In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case.
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  • Twisted

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: ANMGO
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    Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy of their friends. Wealthy, attractive and successful, the couple, with their strikingly beautiful teenage daughter Amy, seem settled and content. But appearances mask a strained relationship almost at breaking point. Marcus's latest business venture has failed, draining Lena, the major breadwinner, dry. Putting Amy into weekly boarding school and striving to get her own career back on its feet, Lena remains alone in the luxurious family house as her marriage heads towards as amicable a divorce as she and Marcus can muster, and joint custody of their only child. So when Amy arranges a sleepover with a school friend one weekend, neither parent sees the need to be in touch with her. It is only when Amy is reported missing from school and her friend's mother reveals that, instead of staying with them, Amy was visiting her father - a fact vehemently denied by Marcus - that Lena contacts the police. DI Victor Reid, in charge of the case, fears the worst - abduction or murder. A family under constant police and press scrutiny, a father who has seemingly lied about his alibi for the weekend, a mother whose perfect world is crumbling beneath her feet, a detective under pressure from his impatient superiors to deliver a result, the length of time that Amy has been missing gathering speed...all conspire to make Lynda La Plante's latest thriller her most tense and terrifying yet.
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  • Prime Suspect

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: ALWHH
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    When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. DNA samples lead them straight to George Marlow, a man previously convicted of attempted rape. The police think they've found their man, but things are not quite what they seem ...Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented at every step by her male colleagues. So when DCI Shefford falls ill, the opportunity for Tennison to get herself noticed finally arrives. But the boys are not happy and every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up. Desperate to remove all doubt around her suspect, Tennison struggles to make the charges stick. And then a second body turns up. With the team against her, and a dangerous criminal still on the loose, DCI Jane Tennison must fight to prove herself, now or never.
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  • Cold Shoulder

    Lynda La Plante

    Product Code: AAPVU
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    Lieutenant Lorraine Page had everything -- a devoted husband, two beautiful daughters and an impressive career with the Homicide Squad. It's impossible to believe that she could be thrown out of the police force and end up on Skid Row. Lorraine's ex-colleagues soon forget her, as the hunt for a nightmare serial killer spirals into an all-out search for a missing witness: a victim who escaped. Lorraine Page is that witness. Against her will she is drawn into the investigation, and forced to face her past and her overwhelming guilt...
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