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    • Murder Mile

    • Jane Tennison, Book 4
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Anna-Louise Plowman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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' when economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets 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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb story... dodgy accent warning

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Widows

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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. When Dolly discovers her husband's bank deposit box containing a gun, money and detailed plans for the hijack, she has three options. She could hand over the ledgers to the Detective. She could hand them over to the thugs who want to take over Harry's turf. Or, she and the other widows could finish the job their husbands started....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Peter on 02-07-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Hidden Killers

    • Jane Tennison, Book 2
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone - or anything - at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Hidden Killers sees Jane acting as a decoy prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripped tight and didnt let go

    • By Amelia on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • 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 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    Every legend has a beginning.... During 1974 and 1975, the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not. Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead and many horribly injured.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oh No!

    • By Kerrie on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Tennison

    • Jane Tennison, Book 1
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Before Prime Suspect

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Red Dahlia

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Janet Mc Teer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A young girl is found dumped on the banks of the Thames. Horrifically mutilated and drained of blood, her death is an ominous mirror image of an unsolved 1940s case in Los Angeles known as 'The Black Dahlia'. Detective Inspector Anna Travis must race against time to catch this copycat killer, dubbed 'The Red Dahlia' from the flower his victim wore in her hair. But there are no suspects and a media frenzy is spiralling out of control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping story

    • By JULES on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Blood Line

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Under the watchful eye of Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton, Anna is given her first case. But is it a full-blown murder investigation or purely a missing person's case? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without trace.As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, Langton fears that she is losing control of the case. They still have no body and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen.

    • By Michelle on 05-10-11

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Wrongful Death

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Egan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Lucy locket on 11-01-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Above Suspicion

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Janet McTeer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case - a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. They started eight years ago – now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls identical - all drug-users and prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same - but the victim is a young student with the 'face of an angel'. The profile of the murderer has changed dramatically.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Above suspension

    • By susan booker on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Deadly Intent

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Janet McTeer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. A Howard Marks character, but far more dangerous, his wealth, accrued through drug-trafficking, runs into millions. For the past 10 years there has been no sighting of him. Has he gone to ground using an alias, or is he dead?

    When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, Anna Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, suspicion falls on Fitzpatrick.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well read

    • By Helen on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Backlash

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    It is late at night on a notorious council estate in east London. A van - garishly painted with a grinning clown's face on the side - is being driven erratically. When the police pull over the driver to question him, they discover, inside the van, the body of a young woman. A murder suspect . . . an arrest . . . a confession . . . A case done and dusted? But their suspect claims his victim is not his first, but his third.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, an easy listen

    • By Linda on 22-01-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Twisted

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Judi Spiers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    When Amy arranges a sleepover with a school friend one weekend, neither parent sees the need to be in touch with her. Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning pass before Lena - seething from her first, unexpectedly confrontational, meeting with Marcus's divorce lawyer - phones Amy. Straight to Amy's voicemail. She must be in lessons. Lena sends a text. She waits. No reply, no contact whatsoever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a great read

    • By fiona on 21-03-15

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Bella Mafia

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Haydn Gwynne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 4

    Despite round-the-clock protection, all male members of the Luciano crime family are killed the night before a family wedding. The don's wife, Graziella, holds together what's left of the family. The widows and a daughter seek revenge and to restore the family's power.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A very "slow" read

    • By Kathleen on 28-11-13

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Blind Fury

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A motorway service station on the M1: dimly lit, run down, poorly supervised, flickering lights, dark corners; a favourite stopover for long-distance lorry drivers on their way up north from London. Behind it, a body is found in a ditch, that of a girl barely out of her teens. She appears to have no family, no friends, no connections anywhere. Other girls have gone missing in the vicinity and no one has stepped forward to claim them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable

    • By Jacqui on 23-09-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Like a Charm

    • By: Karin Slaughter (author/editor), Mark Billingham, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Desire leaves a man destroyed.... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden.... An accidental encounter on a train ends violently.... Ambition leads to a curious exchange.... An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.... Here is a novel in 16 chilling parts, linked by a glittering charm bracelet that brings misfortune to everyone who handles it. In Like a Charm, the cream of British and American crime writers combine for a must-have collection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Probably my worst purchase so far

    • By Pauline on 23-09-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Silent Scream

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When Amanda is found brutally murdered, DCI James Langton's enquiry discovers the sad truth behind her successful façade. Addicted to drugs and starvation diets, she'd almost died from a botched abortion. Meanwhile, DI Anna Travis is up for promotion, but Langton is blocking her, accusing her of professional misconduct. This latest case could make or break Anna's career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was okay

    • By Polly on 02-07-10

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Clean Cut

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Janet McTeer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Dedicated, intuitive and utterly obsessive, DCI James Langton is ruthless in his pursuit of a gang of illegal immigrants, killers of a young prostitute. When he is horrifically, almost fatally injured by one of them, it falls upon DI Anna Travis to put her own career on hold as she nurses him through his intense frustration and desperation to bring his would-be murderer to justice.

    Regular price: £14.39