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The queen of crime thrillers returns with this third quintessentially compelling novel charting the pre-Prime Suspect career of Jane Tennison, in which the young detective constable must race to prevent a potentially catastrophic IRA attack during the peak of The Troubles.

After surviving a Covent Garden explosion, Jane is placed under twenty-four-hour protection as a key witness, though she insists she wouldn’t be able to identify the bomber. Then, as the Met’s annual Good Friday dinner approaches, Jane realises she knows exactly who the bomber is and, unless she can persuade senior officers to believe her, London might be subjected to further massive terrorist attacks. The race against time is agonisingly evoked, the mid-1970’s setting has an authentic feel, and the expert pacing makes for a riveting reading experience. Fans are in for a tense, twisty treat. ~ Joanne Owen

If you like Lynda La Plante you might also like to read books by Simon Kerlow, Faye Kellerman and Sara Paretsky.

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Good Friday by Lynda La Plante


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. Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can't identify the bomber. When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation. 'Good Friday' is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin's Hotel. Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there. It's the perfect target. As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden. Can she convince her senior officers in time, or will another bomb destroy London's entire detective force?


La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity Sunday Telegraph

Praise for Hidden Killers;

Classic Lynda, a fabulous read Martina Cole

La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity Sunday Telegraph

An absorbingly twisty plot Guardian

The pace is breathless and the plot is satisfyingly full of twists and turns Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante's fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008 and in 2009 was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Her novels have all been international bestsellers. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York.

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23rd August 2017


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Zaffre Publishing


400 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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