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Murder Mile (Hardback)
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Murder Mile (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 23/08/2018
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Prime Suspect meets Ashes to Ashes as we see Jane Tennison starting out on her police career . . . The fourth in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison thrillers, MURDER MILE is set at the height of the 'Winter of Discontent'. Can Jane Tennison uncover a serial killer? February, 1979, 'The Winter of Discontent'. 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. The only link between the two victims is the location of the bodies, found within a short distance of each other near Rye Lane in Peckham. Three days later another murder occurs in the same area. Press headlines scream that a serial killer is loose on 'Murder Mile' and that police incompetence is hampering the investigation. Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer before they strike again.Working long hours with little sleep, what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind. 'La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph 'Classic Lynda, a fabulous read' Martina Cole on HIDDEN KILLERS

Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
ISBN: 9781785764660
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Classic Lynda, a fabulous read * Martina Cole on HIDDEN KILLERS *
La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity * Sunday Telegraph *
An absorbingly twisty plot * Guardian on HIDDEN KILLERS *
The pace is breathless and the plot is satisfyingly full of twists and turns * Independent on Sunday on HIDDEN KILLERS *
The iconic detective's early years in the police force * The Bookseller *
Don't miss the latest Jane Tennison thriller * Best magazine *
Queen of crime drama, Lynda La Plante, is back with a brand new thriller that will leave you gripped! * Yours magazine *
I would highly recommend Good Friday. It is well written, the characters are well crafted, easy to picture and easy to hear through the authentic dialogue. It's a very accessible, readable police procedural with a well controlled story line. It's dramatic and exciting and well worth a read! * Bibliomaniac *
Lynda's created a wonderful world, that tastefully mixes reality with fiction, in a fast moving plot that will keep you up reading late into the night. * Sarah Withers Blog *
I would highly recommend this fast paced page turner. It has left me eager to read more! * Bookish Bits *
I for one am certainly waiting with baited breath to read what is next in store for Jane. This is one of those series that I will be recommending for a long time to come! * P Turners Book Blog *
La Plante is on a roll with these atmospheric prequel crime thrillers as the increasingly street-wise, stronger, more confident Jane Tennison finds a firmer footing and learns to speak her mind, although there is still an appealing vulnerability and insecurity that makes her intensely and credibly human... Brimming with Seventies nostalgia, danger and suspense * Lancashire Evening Post *
Great characters can only take us so far in crime fiction though and of course in the hands of such an assured writer as Lynda La Plante the reader is guaranteed a solid plot, fairly told with enough red herrings to keep those brain cells ticking over and evaluating the facts while the clues unfold at a pace that feels natural to the background investigation. In fact, everything I look for in my crime fiction * Cleopatra Loves Books *
One of the strengths of Lynda La Plante's story-telling is the way in which she captured so many different aspects of that era. Her intensive research into police procedural methods at the time was used to good effect * Nudge Books *
A well-observed and nailbiting read * The Sun *
They may have been bleak days but at least there was Jane Tennison in them to keep them interesting... [an] excellent addition to the series * Sunday Sport *
This dramatic tale will keep you gripped until the very end * Woman Magazine *
Pitting villain against detective in a chilling showdown, this novel will keep you gripped * Woman's Own *
LaPlante writes smart dialogue and knows the lingo. Some 40 years in the business, she's still ticking all the boxes. * RTE Guide *

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“I didn't want this book to end!”

What a cracking read, I hadn't read much Lynda La Plante books and picked up the first book in this series Tennison and was absolutely hooked but when I got to reading 'Murder Mile' I just couldn't... More

Paperback edition
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“An enjoyable read”

Set during the Winter of Discontent in a London where the rubbish is piling up because the binmen are all on strike. Bodies cannot be buried because of more strikes and Jane Tennison is called to the first murder... More

Hardback edition
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“Murder Mile Review”

Murder Mile is the very first detective style novel that I have read and I can definitely see it becoming a firm favourite genre of mine. This is a novel about a detective in her new role, there's multiple... More

Hardback edition
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