Author(s): Lynda La Plante
Introducing formidable Jane Tennison, the only female DCI on a ruthless homicide squad, in one of the UK's most successful TV cop dramas ever.
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 George Marlow, a man previously convicted of attempted rape. Everything appears to add up and the police think they've found their man, but things aren't quite what they seem...
Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented at every step by her male colleagues. So when DCI Shefford falls ill, the opportunity for Tennison to get herself noticed finally arrives. But the boys are not happy and every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up. Desperate to remove all doubt around her suspect, Tennison struggles to make the charges stick.
And then a second body turns up.
With the team against her, and a dangerous criminal still on the loose, DCI Jane Tennison must fight to prove herself - now or never.
Lynda La Plante is an honorary member of the British Film Institute. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has also awarded Lynda with the Dennis Potter Writers Award. She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List (for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity) and, in 2009, was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Her novels have all been international bestsellers.