The Dirty Dozen

Lynda La Plante

The fifth book in the Tennison series following Jane Tennison in the early years of her policing career.

The gritty new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama and the fifth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series.

Jane Tennison has worked hard to become the first female detective ever post to the infamous Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney'. But the Dirty Dozen is a notorious boys' club, and Jane's new colleagues make it clear that they don't think a woman is up to the dangers of the job.

Dealing with some of London's most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead cop, is no joke. Determined to prove she's as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery.

But she doesn't know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . .

Praise for Lynda La Plante

'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter

'Classic Lynda – a fabulous read' Martina Cole

'Satisfyingly full of twists and turns' The Independent

'A rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph

'An absorbingly twisty plot' Guardian




Publication Date: 22/08/2019
ISBN Hardback: 9781785768507
ISBN Ebook: 9781785768545
ISBN Audiobook: 9781785769733

Lynda La Plante

About the author

Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National Theatre and RDC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing - and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series Widows. Her novels have all been international bestsellers. Her original script for the much-acclaimed Prime Suspect won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society. Tennison was adapted by ITV and broadcast in March 2017 in the UK with international broadcast to follow. Join Lynda La Plante's Readers' Club for all the latest news from Lynda on her books, events and giveaways: www.bit.ly/LyndaLaPlanteClub