Audible Tennison: Prime Suspect 1973 –

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 Jane Tennison, Aged , 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 Classic Lynda, A Fabulous Read MARTINA COLE Lynda La Plantes Widowsis Now A Major Motion Picture

15 thoughts on “Tennison: Prime Suspect 1973

  1. Ninaminacat Ninaminacat says:

    As a fan of the television series Prime Suspect, I was keen to read about Jane Tennison at the beginning of her career.I was pleased to be swept straight into probationer Jane s world in a well crafted novel where seemingly insignificant details can turn out to be important in the two crimes which are investigated If you like police procedurals which really do concentrate on the police s efforts to solve a crime, this is one to consider The reader does get to spend some time with Jane s family and there is some romance, but not at the expense of the investigation In general, the characterisation is not very deep, though Jane herself does grow in confidence as the investigations proceeds, but the police s lines of enquiry provide plenty of interest and tension.There are a few anachronisms such the bottle of water which Jane requests to go with her entirely credible cheese sandwich or the mention of a fish and chip shop being open on a Sunday, which while not helping to make me feel I had returned to 1973, did not mar a well paced and cleverly constructed plot.The separate account, as a sort of appendix, of how Jane chose a career in the police force is an thoughtful addition, which gives the reader a little extra insight into her character.Overall, I fear the book just drops short of 5 stars, but on a detailed scale would make 4.5 stars On the strength of this, I have already purchased the next book in the series.

  2. richard richard says:

    I have never read or watched any LLP books or programmes before but being aware of her reputation and in particular for her Prime Suspect TV series, I decided to buy this book while it was on offer I was also interested because the period covered also coincided with what I was doing in my career at the time There are several factual inaccuracies and the implied bullying from some quarters at the time was not something that only female officers suffered, it was probably a hangover caused by a workforce who experienced similar treatment as toughening up experiences doing National Service I am sure many apprentices in industry suffered similarly during these years These inaccuracies are not a major problem and a good story and good writing could have than made up for them, unfortunately neither were present This was a long read, it is not one of those books you start and get immediately drawn in to it, it seemed to use three sentences where one would have done, and when I finished it there was no feeling of wanting to know and looking for the next instalment I may try a different LLP novel just to see if this is a one off failure, and if I see Prime Suspect on TV as a repeat I will watch it just to see what all the hype is about, but as my headline states, this book was disappointing.

  3. Scarybird Scarybird says:

    I like Lynda La Plante s work and The Prime Suspect Series so was keen to see what this would be like I worked for the Met in the 1970s and Lynda has got a lot of it right the sexism, the pranks I don t remember the specialist surveillance teams back then, but this is a novel, not an encyclopaedia It gripped me, and I was with Jane when Bradfield put her back on relief, and when she found out he d died, and again when she found out he was married Isn t that what a good novel is about, to get the reader to feel it

  4. CJ & JD Bailey CJ & JD Bailey says:

    A fantastic read by the author as one would expect I lived the Prime Suspect series starring Helen Mitten I also enjoyed the tv series of the young Jane from this book I m looking forward to reading the other books very much What a great author Lynda La Plante is.Jackie Bailey

  5. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    Enjoyed the build up and the build of the storey, good background to keep you as the reader in the picture and to understand the way epic were patronized in the days gone by, not much has changed in some ways just different ways of covering inadequate male egos.

  6. M. Bullen M. Bullen says:

    Interesting story that put the probationer police woman right at the top when it came to recording statements properly She is on top of her game but is bullied by a sergeant who makes her job difficult She becomes involved with a married inspector but loses that relationship in the ending which is sad, but due to her diligence the criminals would have got away with millions.

  7. Barb Dee Barb Dee says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book and suspect it portrays the police of 1970s very accurately I do find Jane Tennison slightly pushy but wouldn t know if a young policewoman would really behave as she does when she is still on probation Not sure which came first, the book or TV series but enjoyed both.

  8. Florin Florin says:

    It is sometimes good to read a prequel and visit a time when life was less complicated, without all the incredibly sophisticated technology in use today La Plante creates a very credible young Tennison with the beginnings of all her later enthusiasm,drive and insecurities This is a very interesting read which is equally concerned with the establishment of Tennison s potential as it is with the criminal fraternity If you like the Tennison series you will enjoy this book.

  9. Harold B. Pregler Harold B. Pregler says:

    Not exactly great prose, but an easy read Writing is sophomoric at best Personally, I would prefer watching the TV movies made from these novels The plot in this one is somewhat contrived, and most of it is predictable

  10. Helene Dufour Helene Dufour says:

    Personnages int ressants et attachants, histoire prenante, Lynda Laplante est un auteur exceptrionnelle et ses romans enlevants sans trop de violence et de sexe

  11. Josephine Josephine says:

    I have read all of the other Tennison stories by Lynda La Plante and this one is no exception It is well written and gives a great account of Jane Tennison s initial journey in the UK police force with it s male domination If you haven t read any of the other stories this one is a great introduction to the series where she travels from being a humble police constable to eventually climbing her way to the top of the heap.

  12. Gail Boucher Gail Boucher says:

    The book was very good. I had watched the television show as well And the book was well represented.

  13. Jan Whyte Jan Whyte says:

    Enjoyed it very much, also Book 2, look forward to the next one.

  14. Customer Customer says:

    I enjoyed every minute of this book Fun, light hearted, then serious, sad and well written too I m about to order the next one.

  15. Anne Powell Anne Powell says:

    Tightly written novel with great characters The pace of the novel supports the storyline and the characters are diverse and believable The characters are strong stereotypes, products of their environment but the dialogue and their actions bind the novel together well.