Jane Tennison

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,975 ratings

Tennison Publisher's 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 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another Disappointment from Lynda LaPlante

    • By Carmen on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $14.91

  • 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 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: $14.91

  • 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 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable

    • By Paul on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $36.14

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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. 

    Regular price: $31.63

  • Book 5

    • Prime Suspect #1

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,334

    If Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison hadn't been a woman, she might not have noticed the victim's shoes…and that they didn't match the size given on the info sheet now so obviously misidentifying the dead blonde as a hooker named Della Mornay. Being so thorough, so good at the details, made Jane a top investigator; being a woman made the boys in the squadron want to see her fall on her face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • La Plante's first and best Tennyson novel

    • By Claire on 07-07-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 6

    • A Face in the Crowd

    • Prime Suspect #2
    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    The victim was young. Female. And black. Her skull had been smashed in, her face decomposed beyond all recognition. But for Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the corpse that had just been found in one of London's poorest communities was only the beginning of a case that would tear apart an already divided city…and embroil the gritty cop and her force in a hotbed of racial strife, shocking accusations, and sudden, wrenching violence. But Jane Tennison was not a woman who let anything get in the way of her passion for justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thanks for the service

    • By Angelbaby on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 7

    • Silent Victims: Prime Suspect #3

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    The drag queen named Vera Reynolds swayed on-stage singing "Falling in Love Again". And a 16-year-old boy lay in Vera's fire-engulfed apartment… very, very dead. He was a "rent boy", a sex-for-hire street kid who catered to the tastes of special customers. It was the kind of murder Soho's Vice Squad saw often. But the influential do-gooder who was a prime suspect in this one made the young boy's death different - a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of politicians, judges... and cops.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was hoping for at the end

    • By RFarmer on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $18.17