Category Archives: Lynda La Plante

The Costs and Pitfalls of Book Buying.

I have far too many books – and still I buy more. When I develop a new reading interest, or a new interest in general, I’m not satisfied to dabble around the edges, I jump right in and obtain as … Continue reading

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A Face in the Crowd, Lynda La Plante

A Face in the Crowd is the second story in the Prime Suspect series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison and is more or less a “novelisation” of  the TV episodes. I saw the TV version first and found the book was … Continue reading

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Clean Cut, by Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante writes strong, straight forward, compelling narratives that concentrate on one or two primary characters. Her style possibly reflects her background in popular TV crime drama. While her plots have a good share of twists and turns, there is … Continue reading

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Why Now? ( a more extensive venture into crime fiction)

I’m approaching 60. I’ve been an avid reader since I was 5 years old, and half a lifetime ago, as a “mature-aged student”, I completed a BA degree in English literature and creative writing. And yet, for some reason, only … Continue reading

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Venturing into Crime and Fiddle Music

I don’t recall ever being a fan of crime fiction, apart from a short period in my early 20s when I read a few Agatha Christie’s. However I was recently drawn to two British TV series based on crime novels. … Continue reading

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