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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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Amazingly Captivating

This book kept my attention all the way through. I was happy that the main character got her shine in a man dominate workforce. It wasn't filled with description nor gave a back story for every character, which I hate. Great read for simple entertainment.

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Predictable

IFK I like her writing but it was easy for me to figure out the ending

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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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  • 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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  • P
  • 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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  • K
  • 11-03-21

Dated

Mostly awful because both police procedure and gender/sexual equality has come a long way.
Sometimes we’re responding to events or the characters’ decision/speech with bemused expressions because their actions seems illogical; sometimes we’re just groaning with the bigotry and outdated ideas.
The plot was alright.
The narrator was fine but her Scottish and Jamaican accents were pretty ropey.

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  • frankyfile
  • 10-16-21

disappointing narration

Narrator's character accents ...prefer imagining them as if reading book not listening to a play

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  • Kate
  • 10-15-21

Superb

I forgot just how good Lynda Is Plants is. Evan though forensics and communication has come along way since the book was set, the story telling and characters and plot are so good that those details don't matter, in fact they add to the frustration of not solving the crimes more quickly.
I don't know if LLP wrote with Helen Mirren in mind but, Helen Mirren IS Jane Tennison following her portrayal for tv of the detective. The narrator of this book picked the traits displayed by Mirren beautifully and I felt as though I was watching rather than listening!
Still makes me fume that Tennison was disrespected by her colleagues so frequently purely on her gender! I sincerely hope things are very different now.

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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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  • 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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  • Jo holmes
  • 01-22-22

Great story with plenty of twists!

Brilliant narration and good strong story that makes you want to keep listening. plots of twists and turns. you think you have solved the crime them some clue turns up that changes you mind!

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  • Karen S.
  • 01-12-22

Just brilliant

Wonderful story line and narration . Highly recommend these books

Anyone who loves a great detective series will love it

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-21

Couldn’t get past the narrator

As others have said previously, it was at times difficult to pick out the different characters as the characters were often similar. It also didn’t help is the very clipped voice didn’t sound anything like the Jane Tennyson from the TV series which didn’t help. I read this book years ago but just can’t get through this one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-17-21

Early days of Jane Tennison.

Four murders and a suicide make this a gripping story. Well narrated .Another book to add to my favourites

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-21

Young Tennison

Usual good level of suspense. A few anachronisms in the dialogue. The reader left something to be desired. Accents vary enough that I wasn’t always sure which character was speaking.

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  • Jeff
  • 11-02-21

Excited about the outcome

Took a while to get into it but it was a great read in the end

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  • Alice Dawkins
  • 10-29-21

Another great story from Lynda La Plante

Set in the 1970’s and reflecting very much the attitudes of the times, this is an involved and detailed story. Very lengthy dialogue but easy to picture the scenes and characters.

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  • Wendy N Thomson
  • 10-26-21

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I believe this was published in 2018, full of political incorrectness, first and last time I’d read this author