A dark and riveting race against the clock, Prime Suspect is an unforgettable introduction to this bestselling series from Edgar Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Lynda La Plante.
The moment Jane Tennison takes over Scotland Yard's investigation into the death of sex worker Della Mornay, two grim facts become immediately clear to her. First, that the constabulary's old boy club is determined to hinder, harass, and undermine the new female Detective Chief Inspector at every turn. And second, that their murder victim isn't Della Mornay.
Now the police are a step behind, and a madman is loose on the streets of London. To apprehend the criminal stalking women through the city's shadows, Tennison will have to steel herself against the hostility of her fellow officers and conceal her own mounting obsession with breaking through the glass ceiling of the station house—even as department politics, a crumbling relationship, and a wickedly elusive prime suspect threaten her very existence.
Fans of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone books and the work of Kathy Reichs or Karin Slaughter will be immediately drawn to La Plante’s Jane Tennison, the remarkable, no-nonsense police woman who laid the groundwork for all the rest who followed.
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Lynda La Plante introduces her hardworking British detective Jane Tennison in this taut thriller, which is based on the popular television series she created starring Helen Mirren. When a well-liked London detective dies, Detective Chief Inspector Tennison takes over his investigation into the murder of a young sex worker. But the disrespect shown by her fellow officers soon throws her personal and professional life into chaos. A suspenseful and fascinating police procedural, Prime Suspect is full of memorable characters and unexpected twists, all seen through the eyes of a strong, uncompromising woman. It’s a must-read for crime buffs and Anglophiles.