Lynda La Plante
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Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National Theatre and RDC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing - and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series WIDOWS. Her novels have all been international bestsellers. Her original script for the much-acclaimed PRIME SUSPECT won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Writer's Award. Since 1993 Lynda has spearheaded La Plante Productions. In that time the company has produced a stunning slate of innovative dramas with proven success and enduring international appeal. Based on Lynda's best selling series of Anna Travis novels, Above Suspicion, Silent Scream, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream have all adapted into TV scripts and received impressive viewing figures. Lynda has been made honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writer's Award 2000. On 14th June 2008 Lynda was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (Writer and Producer for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity). On 3rd October 2009, Lynda was honoured at the Cologne Conference International Film and Television Festival with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel, Above Suspicion. Books penned by Lynda La Plante include: The Legacy, The Talisman, Bella Mafia, Entwined, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood, Cold Heart, Sleeping Cruelty, Royal Flush, Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Clean Cut, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream, Blind Fury (this entered the UK Sunday Times Bestsellers List at number 1 having sold 9,500 copies in its first two weeks), Blood Line, Backlash, Wrongful Death, and Twisted, which have all been international best-sellers. In Feb 2012 Lynda's chilling tale of THE LITTLE ONE was published in conjunction with Quick Reads through Simon & Schuster UK. Lynda's latest book, Tennison, was published on 24th September 2015 and is the prequel the highly acclaimed Prime Suspect. The story charts Jane Tennison's entry into the police force as a 22 year old Probationary Officer at Hackney Police Station in 1973. Lynda La Plante is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster. Lynda La Plante is published in the US by HarperCollins Publishers. Please visit www.lyndalaplante.com for further information. You can also follow Lynda on Facebook and Twitter.

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    • The Dirty Dozen

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jane Tennison has worked hard to become the first female detective ever posted to the infamous Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney'....

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Silent Victims

    • Prime Suspects, Book 3
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When a body is found in one of London's poorest districts, the coroner's report identifies the victim as young, black and female, but impossibly anonymous....

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Prime Suspect

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    DCI Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented at every step by her male colleagues....

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Prime Suspect 2: A Face in the Crowd

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through Scotland Yard's glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, a high-profile case threatens to destroy everything she has worked for....

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Widows

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry had to return

    • By Sarah on 03-08-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Widows' Revenge

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Amanda Donohoe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Against all the 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.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Less good than the original

    • By T. Dickson on 15-07-19

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Murder Mile

    • Jane Tennison, Book 4
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Anna-Louise Plowman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Can Jane Tennison uncover a serial killer? The fourth in the Sunday Times best-selling Jane Tennison thrillers, Murder Mile is set in 1979 at the height of the 'Winter of Discontent'....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable read

    • By P on 17-02-19

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Good Friday

    • Jane Tennison, Book 3
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Every legend has a beginning.... During 1974 and 1975, the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oh No!

    • By Kerrie on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Blind Fury

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Close to a motorway service station, the body of a young woman is discovered. She appears to have no family, no friends, no one to identify her....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable

    • By Jacqui on 23-09-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Clean Cut

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Janet McTeer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Dedicated, intuitive and utterly obsessive, DCI James Langton is ruthless in his pursuit of a gang of illegal immigrants, killers of a young prostitute....

    Regular price: £14.39

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