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Murder Mile

Jane Tennison, Book 4
Narrated by: Anna-Louise Plowman
Series: Jane Tennison, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • Alysha Ann Olsen
  • 15-07-2019

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-11-2018

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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  • Ceri-Anne
  • 24-08-2018

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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  • Tracey
  • 13-05-2019

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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  • MRS JM NORTHERN
  • 23-03-2019

Gripping from the start

I’ve now listened to this a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish

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  • Marion
  • 11-03-2019

Murder mile a grisly mile indeed

Although I enjoyed this book I found it very grissly to read but nevertheless I finished it. I did enjoy the story ,although as others have mentioned the accents were very bad for some of the characters.

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  • Mrs A. Schofield
  • 21-02-2019

Another great listern

Another great listen from Lynda La Plante, very well read and could not wait to continue the story. Have already got her next book ready to start

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  • P
  • 17-02-2019

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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  • TrudyW
  • 21-10-2018

Good story

Lynda La Plante has written yet another enjoyable book. Unlike a few other comments I found the narration perfect. I love the crisp tones of Anna-Louise’s voice. It did not detract from the story at all. Also criticism of attempted accents were unfounded I feel. I love the Tennison books. Research was good as I lived in the era and several things brought back memories I had forgotten. Looking forward to the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2018

I’d have felt robbed if I’d had to pay for this one...

I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it. The narration and voices were annoying, especially the female narrator’s attempt at cockney male voices. Even more irritating was the narrator attempting to do a West Indian voice which ended up with a Scottish lilt to it. I’m glad this was a free book as I would have felt robbed if I’d had to pay for it.

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  • Mark Savill
  • 19-09-2018

Predictable

Lynda la plante has lost the grit in her early books the last couple have been lame and predictable