Prime Suspect meets Ashes to Ashes as we see Jane Tennison starting out on her police career . . .
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, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Lynda has written and produced over 170 hours of international television. Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity. If you would like to hear from Lynda, please sign up at www.bit.ly/ LyndaLaPlanteClub or you can visit www.lyndalaplante.com for further information. You can also follow Lynda on Facebook and Twitter @LaPlanteLynda.
This is the bloody-minded Tennison that we know and love, and
Murder Mile will be catnip to admirers of Britain's best-known
female detective * Crime Time *
All the characters are perfectly written. And the plot was super intriguing as well * The Misstery *
La Plante's tense, taut style, with emphasis on plot, characterisation, location and era, comes across strongly and convincingly and carries the book to an explosive and gruesome denouncement * CrimeReview.co.uk *