Countdown with Lynda La Plante
Interviewed 11 November 2017
Lynda La Plante
Books by Lynda La Plante
DS Jane Tennison feels she has been left to rot in a quiet central London station until the horrific murder of a top agent plunges her into a showbiz world of exploitation, drugs and dodgy deals.
Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal
DC Jack Warr discovers the truth of his own birth through links between a charred body in a burnt Victorian cottage and a series of major historical crimes.
Reviewed on 31 July 2020 by John Cleal
Detective Sergeant Jane Tennison is posted to the Sweeney, the Flying Squad, rocked by corruption allegations and notoriously misogynistic. She must not only prove herself to her male colleagues, but also tackle some of London’s most vicious armed robbers.
Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal
Newly promoted DS Jane Tennison has been posted to the tough South London borough of Peckham. Her arrival is greeted by the discovery of two women’s bodies in as many days, then a third, dismembered, corpse just three days later.
Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by John Cleal
Detective Constable Jane Tennison is a key witness to the IRA bombing of a tube station. As she fights to forget the dreadful scenes, a chance sighting exposes a terrorist plot to strike a deadly blow at London’s police.
Reviewed on 02 August 2017 by John Cleal
Jane Tennison, newly promoted to DC, is about to earn a reputation as either a young, tenacious detective or a thorn in the Met’s side when she digs her claws in to two seemingly open-and-shut cases.
Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor