Jane Tennison

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    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

  • 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 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    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

  • 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 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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