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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: 216
Hidden Killers
2016 - Hidden Killers (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781471140549
ISBN-10: 1471140547
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Tennison
2016 - Tennison [Tennison, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781471140525
ISBN-10: 1471140520
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Prime Suspect Cases
2015 - The Prime Suspect Cases (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781471154522
ISBN-10: 1471154521
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Twisted
2015 - Twisted (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781471125898
ISBN-10: 1471125890
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Wrongful Death
2015 - Wrongful Death [Anna Travis, Bk 9] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062355935
ISBN-10: 0062355937
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Entwined
2014 - Entwined (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781471130977
ISBN-10: 1471130975
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Prime Suspect
2013 - Prime Suspect (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781471135484
ISBN-10: 1471135489
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Talisman
2013 - The Talisman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781471130816
ISBN-10: 1471130819
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Backlash
2013 - Backlash [Anna Travis, Bk 8] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062134349
ISBN-10: 0062134345
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Backlash Pa
2013 - Backlash Pa (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849833417
ISBN-10: 1849833419
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Prime Suspect 3 Silent Victims
2013 - Prime Suspect 3 Silent VIctims (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781471114946
ISBN-10: 1471114945
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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She's Out
2012 - She's Out (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781471100277
ISBN-10: 1471100278
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Prime Suspect 1
2012 - Prime Suspect 1 [Prime Suspect series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781609989293
ISBN-10: 1609989295
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Blood Line
2012 - Blood Line [Anna Travis, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849833356
ISBN-10: 1849833354
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

The Little One
2012 - The Little One [Quick Reads] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780857209207
ISBN-10: 0857209205
Genre: Horror
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Prime Suspect 2 A Face in the Crowd
2012 - Prime Suspect 2 a Face in the Crowd [Prime Suspect Harper] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062134394
ISBN-10: 0062134396
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Il grido della mantide
2012 - Il Grido Della Mantide (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788811682264
ISBN-10: 8811682266
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Blind Fury
2011 - Blind Fury [Anna Travis series, Book 6 - Anna Travis Mysteries] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781609981747
ISBN-10: 160998174X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Silent Scream Pa
2011 - Silent Scream Pa (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781849836593
ISBN-10: 1849836590
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Blind Fury Pa
2011 - Blind Fury Pa (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781849836609
ISBN-10: 1849836604
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Blind Fury
2011 - Blind Fury [Anna Travis, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439139301
ISBN-10: 143913930X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

2011 - Silent Scream [Anna Travis series - Anna Travis Mystery] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2010 - Silent Scream [Anna Travis, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2010 - Silent Scream [Anna Travis, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2009 - Deadly Intent [Anna Travis, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Deadly Intent [Anna Travis, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Clean Cut [Anna Travis, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2008 - Widows (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Clean Cut [Anna Travis, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - The Red Dahlia [Anna Travis, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Above Suspicion [Anna Travis, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2004 - Royal Heist [Wheeler Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Trial and Retribution No 3 [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Audio Cassette
2000 - Trial and Retribution V 2 [Windsor Selection] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
1999 - Coup De Froid [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Trial Retribution [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - Cold Shoulder [Lorraine Page, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - Prime Suspect 3 [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1996 - Cold Shoulder [Lorraine Page, book 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1993 - Prime Suspect [Jane Tennison, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Novel [1994] (Hardcover)
Cold Shoulder 1996 [In Japanese Language] (Other)