Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

by Lynda La Plante

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Overview

An international bestseller, Lynda La Plante’s thrilling detective novel Prime Suspect introduced readers around the world to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, a gritty investigator locked in a tooth-and-nail struggle to claim the authority, acceptance, and respect she deserves from Scotland Yard's chauvinist detective squad—even as she desperately tracks the maniac now running loose in the streets of London. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062134370
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2012
Series: Prime Suspect Series , #1
Pages: 277
Sales rank: 621,290
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lynda La Plante's novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a recipient of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Dennis Potter Writers Award. Awarded a CBE, she is a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She lives in London.

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Prime Suspect 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow narration and all the discrimination focus just slows it down even further.  Very dissatisfying. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like English detectives you will enjoy this mystery. Am looking forward to next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story but not all the sexist comments in it.
ReviewsbyMolly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge crime fiction lover and I especially love those that are based on truth. So, when the chance arose to review books 1 and 2 in Ms. La Plante's Prime Suspect series, I jumped. What I found in these two books was gripping complexity that will leave the reader hungry for more!In Prime Suspect, Jane Tennison's a woman doing a man's job. And those men...well, they aren't too pleased about it, so she has a lot to prove. All she wants is a chance to lead an investigation and prove that she's worthy of doing it the boys' way. She gets her break, when quite unexpectedly, the lead Chief Investigator dies of heart failure and she's thrown into the driver's seat of a murder investigation. Tennison digs around and digs deep, causing a lot of ruckus around the precinct. When the clues she finds lead to a new angle, the Prime Suspect is set for release.I really enjoyed reading about Tennison's tense investigation and watching her prove herself to the boys. I felt myself transform to the middle of the story, as I saw the events unfold through her eyes. It really was a good ride as I followed her on the investigation, searching for the clues, and trying to find out just who the real victim was!In A Face In Crowd, the tensions are once again rising and leaping to the heart of the story. Tennison is back in full swing and her investigating is once again complex. She's still on a bout to prove her self as the Chief Investigator to her male co-workers. They still don't feel she's up to the work, but when another killer is on the loose in the heart of London, it will be up to Tennison to, once again, prove that she can get the prime suspect before they escape.The ride was once again a tense one, this time, filled with racism and hatred of the worst. Will Tennison be able to capture her suspect, and once again, close a case before her personal issues are laid before all of London?These books were, to me, some of the best written pieces of work. Most of the crime novels I read are based here in the States, but reading these ones that are based in London, was awesome. I become a part of London, and each page brought with it a new piece to the puzzle, yet I couldn't quite grasp the who-dun-it until the very last pages. I definitely recommend these books with 4 Books and two thumbs up. Ms. La Plante is an author who's works are going on my wish list now!This review originated at Reviews By Molly in part with a blog tour.
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Of us who prefer classic english this new trend of unwanted but then promoted lady cops is the theme now in just too many english mysteries plus the encreased grafic violence and sex. Another author series i wont read in future read it all so is a three personal rating a one wont bother with a good writing as these are well written but contents off putting page counter
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