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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. 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.

©2018 Lynda La Plante (P)2018 Bonnier Zaffre

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I thought I'd Like these more....

I am a huge fan of Lynda la plante and the Jane Tennyson stories so when they started making prequels to the Prime Suspect books I was pretty excited. After reading the first 4, I admit that I'm having a bit of a difficult time. The environment is so unceasingly negative it can be difficult to read the stories. The hatred and backstabbing of the male detectives is so unceasing it just gets depressing. At first I was interested in following Jane's journey but after 4 books, it's pretty clear why she ends up a lonely alcoholic. The actual mysteries are good with tight plots and interesting characters. I prefer the narrator of the 4th book as she wasn't so girlish. I will try 1 more book but I am not sure how much more I want to read about Jane's terrible mistreatment at the hands of the male establishment.

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  • S. E. Huxford
  • 02-15-21

quite dreadful

i just wish i hadn't wasted a credit on this.
so dated as to be laughable . badly narrated and not what i call a thriller.

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  • 02-17-19

Reasonable read

I was hoping for a bit more from this book. It was my first Lynda La Plante. Performance was pretty good, although some of the accents challenged the narrator. It did drag a little in places and would probably be a better TV episode than book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-06-18

Beginning of a long hard road

narration very good. was like watching a movie.
Good to see Jane's character beginning to develope.

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  • Ceri-Anne
  • 08-24-18

Listened in one sitting!

Tennison never disappoints. Loved it! lisened in pretty much a single sitting. Might have to revisit the original series again now.

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  • Ann Parsons
  • 02-28-21

Really enjoyed this one

This did lead to sleeplessness as I mistakenly listened when I went to bed and stayed awake to hear what happened next! Good storyline and I enjoyed this narrator. I do find it strange having a different narrator for each book, which is quite off-putting at times, as the portrayal of known characters can change from reader to reader. Not something I like. But 5/5 for this book.

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  • Ricky Spencer
  • 09-04-20

Best of the series so far!

Best Tennison story to date. Book 5 started straight away to see what adventures she gets up to next!

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  • Salanamy x
  • 04-02-20

Murder Mile

Excellent read, throughly enjoyed listening on my way to work in the mornings thank you

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  • Mrs. Linda M. Rhodes
  • 12-10-19

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The story was good, but I was not impressed by the reader, who seemed to be disengaged with the whole scenario. I was also surprised at the number of times the word “infer” was used, when it should have been “imply”. Could that be corrected in another edition of the book?

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  • Chery
  • 08-15-19

Disappointing

The story was ‘ok’, the narrator was ‘ok’, but the end was awful. Really Janet and John. It’s as if she ran out of any inspiration. Usually love her books.

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  • Tracey
  • 05-13-19

enjoyable

great story which I would recommend. well read but the terrible accents spoilt it for me and made me cringe (Scots and jamaican),it would be better if the narrator didn't try accents that are really bad and just read it in her own voice as they are not needed or relevant to the story.

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  • Janette
  • 01-13-19

Excellent

Enjoyed this story. My first Book by Lynda La Plante. Well written and a great story line.

Fantastic Narration by Anna Louise Plowman. I will keep an eye out for more of her books.

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