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Lynda La Plante, CBE (born Lynda J. Titchmarsh on 15 March 1943) is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.

La Plante's father was a salesman in Liverpool. She attended RADA and began her career as an actress, mainly on television. As Lynda Marchal, she appeared in several popular series including Z-Cars, The Sweeney, The Professionals and Bergerac. However as an actress she is perhaps best remembered as the hay-fever suffering ghost Tamara Novek in the BBC children's series Rentaghost.

Her first TV series as a scriptwriter was the ITV children's sitcom The Kids from 47A in the early 1970s. However she did not find fame until the six part robbery series Widows was produced in 1983. The plot concerned the widows of four armed robbers carrying out a heist planned by their deceased husbands.

In 1991 ITV released Prime Suspect which has now run to seven series and stars Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison. (In the United States Prime Suspect airs on PBS as part of the anthology program Mystery!) In 1993 La Plante won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for her work on the series. In 1992 she wrote at TV movie called Seekers, starring Brenda Fricker and Josette Simon, produced by Sarah Lawson.

She formed her own television production company, La Plante Productions, in 1994 and as La Plante Productions she wrote and produced the sequel to Widows, the equally gutsy She's Out (ITV, 1995). The name "La Plante" comes from her marriage to writer Richard La Plante, author of the book Mantis and Hog Fever. La Plante divorced Lynda in the early 1990s.

Her output continued with The Governor (ITV 1995-96), a series focusing on the female governor of a high security prison, and was followed by a string of ratings-pulling mini-series: Trial & Retribution (ITV 1997-),Bella Mafia (1997) (starring Vanessa Redgrave), (ITV 1998), Killer Net (Channel 4 1998) and Mind Games (ITV 2001).

Two additions to the Trial & Retribution miniseries were broadcast during 2006.

Her latest novel, Blind Fury, was published in June 2010. It is another Anna Travis novel following Red Dahlia, Above Suspicion, Clean Cut , Deadly Intent and Silent Scream.

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

In 2008, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that sections of her 1993 book Entwined appear to be plagiarized from the 1947 Olga Lengyel book Five Chimneys. The main characters in Entwined are twins who survive medical experimentation during their childhood in Auschwitz, are separated after the war, and reunited many years later. Five Chimneys is Lengyel's firsthand account of the medical experiments that she witnessed as a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz. Some of the Auschwitz scenes in Entwined appear to be very closely based on passages from Lengyel's memoir. La Plante admits this, but says that she never read Lengyel's work herself, and claims that a researcher was responsible for the paragraphs in question.
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Total Books: 264
Dark Rooms
2023 - Dark Rooms [Jane Tennison, Bk 8] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781838779511
ISBN-10: 1838779515
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

2022 - Vanished [DC Jack Warr, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781838778750
ISBN-10: 1838778756
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Vanished A Detective Jack Warr Thriller
2022 - Vanished a Detective Jack Warr Thriller [3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781838778835
ISBN-10: 1838778837
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Vanished The brand new 2022 thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama
Unholy Murder
2022 - Unholy Murder [Jane Tennison, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781785765445
ISBN-10: 1785765442
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Cold Heart
2021 - Cold Heart [Lorraine Page, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781471198632
ISBN-10: 1471198634
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Judas Horse The instant Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller
Judas Horse
2021 - Judas Horse [DC Jack Warr, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781838774431
ISBN-10: 1838774432
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Cold Blood A Lorraine Page Thriller
2021 - Cold Blood a Lorraine Page Thriller (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781471198625
ISBN-10: 1471198626
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Cold Shoulder A Lorraine Page Thriller
2020 - Cold Shoulder a Lorraine Page Thriller (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781471198618
ISBN-10: 1471198618
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

2020 - Buried [DC Jack Warr, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499862461
ISBN-10: 1499862466
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Blunt Force
2020 - Blunt Force [Jane Tennison, Bk 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499862478
ISBN-10: 1499862474
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

She's Out
2019 - She's Out [3 - Widows] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781499862188
ISBN-10: 1499862180
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Dirty Dozen
2019 - The Dirty Dozen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781785768514
ISBN-10: 1785768514
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Widows' Revenge
2019 - Widows' Revenge (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781785768323
ISBN-10: 1785768328
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Widows Revenge
2019 - Widows Revenge (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781785768286
ISBN-10: 178576828X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Murder Mile
2019 - Murder Mile [Jane Tennison, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781785764684
ISBN-10: 1785764683
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

2018 - Widows (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781499861501
ISBN-10: 1499861508
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

2018 - Widows (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781499861518
ISBN-10: 1499861516
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Prime Suspect 2
2018 - Prime Suspect 2 [The Prime Suspect Series] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781721322176
ISBN-10: 1721322175
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Good Friday
2018 - Good Friday [Jane Tennison, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499861426
ISBN-10: 1499861427
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

2018 - Tennison [Jane Tennison, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2017 - Hidden Killers [Tennison, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2015 - Wrongful Death [Anna Travis, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - Backlash [Anna Travis, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback
2012 - Blood Line [Anna Travis, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback
2012 - Blood Line [Anna Travis, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback
2012 - The Little One [Quick Reads] (Paperback)
2012 - Prime Suspect [Jane Tennison, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2012 - Prime Suspect 2 a Face in the Crowd [Prime Suspect Harper] (Paperback)
2012 - Silent VIctims [Prime Suspect, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - Blind Fury [Anna Travis series, Book 6 - Anna Travis Mysteries] (Audio CD)
2011 - Blind Fury Lib/e [Anna Travis] (Audio CD)
2011 - Silent Scream [Anna Travis series - Anna Travis Mystery] (Audio CD)
2010 - Cold Blood [Lorraine Page, Bk 2] (Paperback)Audio Cassette
2009 - Deadly Intent [Anna Travis, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Above Suspicion [Anna Travis, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
2008 - Clean Cut [Anna Travis, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Clean Cut an Anna Travis Mystery [Anna Travis Mysteries] (Hardcover)
2007 - Red Dahlia [Anna Travis, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Royal Heist [Wheeler Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)
2004 - Trial and Retribution VI [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2003 - Trial and Retribution IV [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Legacy [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
2001 - Trial and Retribution III [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
2001 - Sleeping Cruelty [Large Print] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Trial and Retribution No 3 [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
2000 - Trial and Retribution V 2 [Windsor Selection] (Hardcover)
1999 - Coup De Froid [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Sang Froid [Cold Blood - Lorraine Page, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Cold Shoulder [Lorraine Page, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
1996 - Prime Suspect 3 [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1996 - Cold Shoulder [Lorraine Page, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
1993 - A Face in the Crowd [Prime Suspect: Jane Tennison, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Trial and Retribution No 4 [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
Novel [1994] (Hardcover)
Cold Shoulder 1996 [In Japanese Language] (Other)