Jane Tennison

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713 ratings

Tennison Summary

From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison.

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. The murder enquiry is soon running cold....

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  • Book 1

    • Tennison

    • Jane Tennison, Book 1
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: £14.39

  • Book 2

    • 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 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
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    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: £14.39

  • Book 3

    • 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 441
    • Performance
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    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

  • Book 4

    • 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
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    • 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' 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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable read

    • By P on 17-02-19

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 5

    • Prime Suspect

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. DNA samples lead them straight to known-criminal George Marlow. The police think they've found their man, but things are not quite what they seem....

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 6

    • Prime Suspect 2: A Face in the Crowd

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everybody has a story to tell. 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. When Tennison's latest investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect - a man with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland Yard - she's given a very clear message about the direction her investigation should take.

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 7

    • Silent Victims

    • Prime Suspects, Book 3
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. One thing is clear to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison about this victim - that news of her murder will tear apart a city already cracking with racial tensions, hurling Scotland Yard and Tennison herself into a maelstrom of shocking accusations and sudden, wrenching violence. 

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 8

    • 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'. But the Dirty Dozen is a notorious boys' club, and Jane's new colleagues make it clear that they don't think a woman is up to the dangers of the job. Dealing with some of London's most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead cop, is no joke. Determined to prove she's as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery.

    Regular price: £34.99