The moment Jane Tennison takes over Scotland Yard's investigation into the death of sex worker Della Mornay, two grim facts become immediately clear to her. First, that the constabulary's old boy club is determined to hinder, harass, and undermine the new female Detective Chief Inspector at every turn. And second, that their murder victim isn't Della Mornay.
Now the police are a step behind, and a madman is loose on the streets of London. To apprehend the criminal stalking women through the city's shadows, Tennison will have to steel herself against the hostility of her fellow officers and conceal her own mounting obsession with breaking through the glass ceiling of the station houseeven as department politics, a crumbling relationship, and a wickedly elusive prime suspect threaten her very existence.
A dark and riveting race against the clock, Prime Suspect is an unforgettable introduction to this bestselling series from Edgar Award-winning author Lynda La Plante.
About the Author
Lynda La Plante's fifteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She was named a Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008. Lynda La Plante is the writer and producer of the British and American TV adaptations of the Prime Suspect series, as well as the current TV series Above Suspicion, based on her Anna Travis novels. She runs her own television production company and lives in London, England, and Easthampton, New York.