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Another brick in the wall

On the Radar — Sometimes a book arrives that’s so big the postman needs to knock on the door because it won’t fit in the letterbox. The Border by Don Winslow is a good example. It’s the kind of book we normally refer to as…
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A body in the Highlands

On the Radar — Crime fiction is great. It can take you to just about any setting. So if you want to relish the Scottish Highlands, you can grab Val McDermid’s new Karen Pirie novel. But if you want to catch a wave, maybe the…
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Good Friday

Written by Lynda La Plante — The detective Jane Tennison needs little introduction thanks to the stellar success of the television series Prime Suspect. First appearing in 1991, Tennison was brought to life on the small screen by Helen Mirren, the determined and capable senior DCI…
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Interview: Lynda La Plante

A legendary screen writer, Lynda La Plante’s greatest creation is Jane Tennison, the detective inspector played by Helen Mirren who dominated TV screens in the 1990s series Prime Suspect. She won an Edgar Award for her work on the series in 1993, but has so…
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Tennison

Written by Lynda La Plante — Jane Tennison, a young policewoman fresh out of Hendon Training College, makes the daily journey from her parents’ comfortable flat in Maida Vale to Hackney. It’s a grim place and resolutely working class. Being a woman police constable in…
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Death in the Dales, and more

On the Radar — The elegant covers on the Kate Shackleton novels by Frances Brody are always eye catching and the latest looks like a real treat, depicting the Yorkshire countryside in a suitably 1920s style right down to that art deco typeface. A Death in the…
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