Prime Suspect

(Current in October 2008) US Masterpiece Theatre site featuring case studies of each Prime Suspect miniseries with synopses and cast and crew credits, plus a range of related web links including biographies of Mirren and La Plante and ...

Author: Deborah Jermyn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844575565

Category: Performing Arts

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April 7 1991 saw the broadcast of the first instalment of Prime Suspect, a new crime series by screenwriter Lynda La Plante, starring Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison. The drama focused on the desperate efforts of the Metropolitan Police to catch and convict a serial killer targeting women in a series of particularly gruesome attacks, while Tennison battles male colleagues who resent her taking charge of the case. Over seven series, Prime Suspect went on to tackle issues such as racism, homophobia and child abuse, establishing La Plante as a leading TV dramatist; winning multiple industry accolades for its stars and production team (including a clutch of BAFTAs and EMMYs) and gaining distribution all over the world. Deborah Jermyn's study examines exactly what made Prime Suspect so distinctive and controversial and the role it played in transforming the TV crime drama. Jermyn places the series in the context of earlier TV crime series, particularly those such as Juliet Bravo, The Gentle Touch and Cagney& Lacey that featured female detectives, and traces its influence on those such as Silent Witness and CSI that came after. Jermyn also relates the institutionalised sexism and misogyny that Tennison confronts to real-life discrimination and prejudice in British policing and its attitudes to women, whether as investigators or victims, in cases such as that of Assistant Chief Constable Alison Halford and the distinction made between prostitutes and the 'innocent' victims of the Yorkshire Ripper. Through a close analysis of key scenes, Jermyn highlights the formal and aesthetic innovations of Prime Suspect, in its attention to the detail of forensic work; its unflinching portrayal of the bodies of murder victims and its cinematic shooting style. Recognising Prime Suspect as one of the most striking, acclaimed and influential texts in British television history, Jermyn acknowledges the key roles played by the original screenwriter La Plante and by Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison.
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When Isettle back with an Intimate Moments, I know I'll find that intriguing thread that weaves its way to a celebration of the fundamental relationshipbetween amanandawoman." moWhy is Prime Suspect special to you? MP: "In Prime Suspect ...

Author: Maggie Price

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459272545

Category: Fiction

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Women to Watch "…spine-tingling suspense and sizzling romance… I can't wait for the next story from this talented author!" —Award-winning and bestselling author Merline Lovelace MAN OF ICE It was rumored that Lieutenant Michael Ryan had ice running through his veins. A dedicated detective, he never let emotion interfere with his job. But his unwavering discipline was shaken by one beguiling—and beautiful—suspect, a woman who could help him catch a grisly serial killer…. A. J. Duncan's reputation as a criminal profiler was exemplary, but her involvement in her cop brother's death was suspicious. And as the two investigations heated up, Michael realized he'd crossed the line…and fallen for a woman forbidden to him. For larger-than-life love stories, award-winning author Maggie Price is one of our Women to Watch
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Prime Suspect

My thanks to Elaine Causon, my researcher and assistant who deserves so much credit for Prime Suspect. To Jenny (Mealy Mouth) Sheridan who paid for the lunch at which Prime Suspect was conceived. My thanks to Sally Head, Don Leaver, ...

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471100239

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. DNA samples lead them straight to George Marlow, a man previously convicted of attempted rape. Everything appears to add up and the police think they've found their man, but things aren't quite what they seem . . . Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented at every step by her male colleagues. So when DCI Shefford falls ill, the opportunity for Tennison to get herself noticed finally arrives. But the boys are not happy and every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up. Desperate to remove all doubt around her suspect, Tennison struggles to make the charges stick. And then a second body turns up. With the team against her, and a dangerous criminal still on the loose, DCI Jane Tennison must fight to prove herself, now or never. **Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture**
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Prime Suspect

Caleb picked up the empty chair and restored it to its proper place. Then he answered grimly, “Because according to him, we're both murder suspects.” SEVEN Darcie preceded Caleb through the doorway into the crowded 58 Prime Suspect.

Author: Virginia Smith

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373445332

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Under suspicion Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley's "fresh start" into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect. She's surrounded by distrust and suspicion—and the eerie sense that someone's been in her apartment, going through her things. Terrified and alone, she turns to Caleb Buchanan, who promises to help her find the truth. But their digging leads to more danger—and another suspicious death—as a ruthless killer fights to keep secrets buried.
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The Prime Suspect Cases

For Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, this is the perfect opportunity to get herself noticed. But when every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up, and the case is far from clear cut, will she be able to prove her mettle.

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471142789

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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All three gritty, pulse-pounding PRIME SUSPECT CASES, featuring DCI JANE TENNISON, available in one stunning volume from multi-million copy bestseller and master of the crime drama, LYNDA LA PLANTE. * PRIME SUSPECT When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. For Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, this is the perfect opportunity to get herself noticed. But when every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up, and the case is far from clear cut, will she be able to prove her mettle. PRIME SUSPECT 2: A FACE IN THE CROWD The coroner's report identifies the body as young, black, female, and impossibly anonymous. Yet one thing is clear to DCI Jane Tennison - that news of her murder will tear apart a city already cracking with racial tensions, hurling Scotland Yard and Tennison herself into a maelstrom of shocking accusations and sudden, wrenching violence. PRIME SUSPECT 3: SILENT VICTIMS As Vera Reynolds, drag queen and night club star, sways onstage singing, a sixteen-year-old rent boy lies in the older man's apartment, engulfed in flames. For DCI Jane Tennison, now head of the Vice Squad, this high-profile case threatens to destroy the career she fought so hard for. * 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
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Prime Suspect 3 Silent Victims

The friendship continued as I gained a commission to write the series Prime Suspect. Via Jackie, and her eagerness for me to 'get it right', I went to my first autopsy. I spent time in incident rooms, pathology labs, and forensic ...

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471114953

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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As Vera Reynolds, drag queen and night club star, sways onstage singing 'Falling in Love Again', a sixteen-year-old rent boy lies in the older man's apartment, engulfed in flames. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through Scotland Yard's glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, this high-profile case threatens to destroy everything she has worked for. For when Tennison's investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect, a man with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland Yard, she's given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. Suddenly, in a case defined by murky details, one fact becomes indisputably clear - that for Tennison, going after the truth will mean risking her happiness, her career . . . and even her life. **Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture**
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Prime Suspect 2 A Face in the Crowd

The friendship continued as I gained a commission to write the series Prime Suspect. Via Jackie, and her eagerness for me to 'get it right', I went to my first autopsy. I spent time in incident rooms, pathology labs, and forensic ...

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471114939

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The coroner's report identifies the body as young, black, female, and impossibly anonymous. Yet one thing is clear to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison about the latest victim discovered in one of London's poorest districts - that news of her murder will tear apart a city already cracking with racial tensions, hurling Scotland Yard and Tennison herself into a maelstrom of shocking accusations and sudden, wrenching violence. Even as London's brutal killer remains at large, Tennison remains locked in a struggle to overcome her station house's brutal chauvinism and insidious politicking. And as the department's deeply rooted racism rears its head to overshadow every facet of her new investigation, the trail of her prime suspect is growing colder. Worse, when the details of the beleaguered detective's stormy personal life explode across the headlines of London's sleasiest tabloids, Tennison's already frenzied determination to bring the killer to justice will be catapulted into obsession - one that could send her spiralling over the edge. **Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture**
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The Strange Case of O J Simpson as the Prime Suspect

Irv wasserman The Strange Case of O.J. Simpson as the Prime Suspect We were all there. We remember all of the gory details. We remember the questions we had. But maybe we never questioned: was O. J. really the one who murdered Nicole ...

Author: Irv Wasserman

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480944220

Category: Poetry

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The Strange Case of O. J. Simpson as the Prime Suspect By: Irv Wasserman We were all there. We remember all of the gory details. We remember the questions we had. But maybe we never questioned: Was O. J. really the one who murdered Nicole and Ronald? The Strange Case of O. J. Simpson as the Prime Suspect delves into the mystery behind these gruesome murders. Just what really happened on that fateful night?
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Prime Suspect Mills Boon Love Inspired Suspense Falsely Accused Book 3

SUSPICION. Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley's “fresh start” into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect. She's surrounded by distrust and suspicion—and the eerie ...

Author: Virginia Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472012982

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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UNDER SUSPICION Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley’s “fresh start” into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect! She’s surrounded by distrust and suspicion—and the eerie sense that someone’s been in her apartment, going through her things.
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Prime Suspect 3

In Prime Suspect 3, internationally bestselling author Lynda La Plante’s no-nonsense detective, Jane Tennison, takes on the most insidious nemesis she’s ever faced—her own mounting obsessions.

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062134424

Category: Fiction

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In Prime Suspect 3, Lynda La Plante’s no-nonsense detective, Jane Tennison, takes on the most insidious nemesis she’s ever faced—her own mounting obsessions. Determined to bring justice to the murder of a teenaged male prostitute, but thwarted by conspiracy, corruption, and chauvinism at every level of her own police force, Jane is starting to crack. And though she’s finally broken through the glass ceiling of her old station house and been promoted to the Soho Vice Squad, her furious quest for the truth will put everything she’s accomplished back on the line. Readers of Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan thrillers, La Plante’s Anna Travis mysteries, and television series like Bones, The Closer, and Law and Order: SVU will not want to miss the final, memorable chapter in the hard-boiled female detective series that started them all—Prime Suspect 3: Silent Victims.
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Women Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Jane Tennison and " Prime Suspect " " Prime Suspect " is not the first depiction of a woman crime fighter on television . Two series in the 1970s , " Charlie's Angels " and " Police Woman " , offered as lead characters women who ...

Author: LaVerne McQuiller Williams

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558614869

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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From an investigation of the motivations of Andrea Yates to analysis of “Prime Suspect 2,” this far-reaching and groundbreaking issue of WSQ explores why women's issues in the field of criminal justice studies have become increasingly visible in recent years. The articles and essays explore the impact of mandatory sentencing and the war on drugs on women; describe cases where prosecutors use existing drug trafficking and child abuse laws to prosecute women for maternal drug use; and examine the recent HIV epidemic facing incarcerated women. LaVerne McQuiller Williams is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Prime Suspect

The Floods are suspects in a murder case?can they prove their innocence before it's too late?

Author: Colin Thompson

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781741661354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Floods are suspects in a murder case?can they prove their innocence before it's too late? There's been a murder at Quicklime College and the world's most famous Forensic Special Investigator, Grusom, has been sent to investigate. With the help of his super-smart new assistant, Avid?and a can of magic beans?Grusom unearths the clues that will help him find the murderer. In no time, he has five suspects. Their names are Winchflat, Morbid, Silent, Merlinmary, and Satanella Flood. Will the Floods be able to stay hidden from the law?and from the evil enemy who is secretly following their every move?until they can prove their innocence?
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Prime Suspect

Suspect Identification System David Holzer ... Discover how to create your own Identi - fit ( electronic identikit TM M ) faces to help you ID suspects and learn to ... Running the CD The Prime Suspect CD is easy to have fun with .

Author: David Holzer

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ISBN: 0439680271

Category: Criminals

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With the help of this book and CD, you'll learn some real detection techniques. From fingerprinting and creating E-fit pictures to solving crimes and mysteries -- you'll discover all you need to know to become a master detective.
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Prime Suspect 3

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennyson, one of Scotland Yard's highest-ranking female police officers, returns in another action-packed whodunit, based on the PBS-TV miniseries. Original. TV tie-in. She knew a destroyer of chi

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440214963

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennyson, one of Scotland Yard's highest-ranking female police officers, returns in another action-packed whodunit, based on the PBS-TV miniseries. Original. TV tie-in.
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Contemporary British Television Crime Drama

NBC's reboot of Prime Suspect? A cockamamie idea. The Globe and Mail, [online] 4 August. Available at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ arts/television/nbcs-reboot-of-prime-suspect-a-cockamamie-idea/article626138/ [Accessed 23 December ...

Author: Ruth McElroy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317160960

Category: Social Science

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Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures. Crime drama offers audiences stories of right and wrong, moral authority asserted and resisted, and professionals and criminals, doing so in ways that are often highly entertaining, innovative, and thought provoking. In examining the appeal of this highly dynamic genre, this volume explores how it responds not only to changing social debates on crime and policing, but also to processes of hybridization within the television industry itself. Contributors, many of whom are leading figures in UK television studies, analyse popular series such as Broadchurch, Between the Lines, Foyle’s War, Poirot, Prime Suspect, Sherlock and Wallander. Essays examine the main characteristics of television crime drama production, including the nature of trans-Atlantic franchises and literary and transnational adaptations. Adopting a range of feminist, historical, aesthetic and industrial approaches, they offer incisive interrogations that provide readers with a rich understanding of the allure of crime drama to both viewers and commissioners.
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Good Friday

'Good Friday' is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin's Hotel. Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there. It's the perfect target.

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785763298

Category: Fiction

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BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON. Every legend has a beginning . . . During 1974 and 1975 the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not. Jane Tennison is now a fully-fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured. Jane is a key witness, but is adamant that she can't identify the bomber. When a photograph appears in the newspapers, showing Jane assisting the injured at the scene, it puts her and her family at risk from IRA retaliation. 'Good Friday' is the eagerly awaited date of the annual formal CID dinner, due to take place at St Ermin's Hotel. Hundreds of detectives and their wives will be there. It's the perfect target. As Jane arrives for the evening, she realises that she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber from Covent Garden. Can she convince her senior officers in time, or will another bomb destroy London's entire detective force? 'La Plante excels in her ability to pick out the surprising but plausible details that give her portrayal of everyday life in a police station a rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph
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Hardboiled High Heeled

The heroines of the two police series were literally “ under suspicion ” or “ prime suspects ” among the macho guys at the office . And the heroines of the two FBI series harbored mysteries within their own bodies : Samantha's psychic ...

Author: Linda Mizejewski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415969700

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Dicks in high heels? A daring new character on the tough streets of crime fiction, the woman detective has moved into Hollywood and prime time, where she's billed as a star and dressed to kill. Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the genre, Hardboiled and High Heeled is an essential introduction to the woman detective character in movies, on network television, and on the bestseller list. Book jacket.
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Tennison

From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison.

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471140532

Category: Fiction

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From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison. In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. 'Classic Lynda, a fabulous read' -- MARTINA COLE **Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture**
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Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard s Prime Suspect

The first book to explore the life of Aaron Kozminski, one of Scotland Yard's top suspects in the quest to identify Jack the Ripper Combines historical research and contemporary criminal profiling techniques to solve one of the most vexing ...

Author: Robert House

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470938994

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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An investigation into the man Scotland Yard thought (but couldn't prove) was Jack the Ripper Dozens of theories have attempted to resolve the mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famous serial killer. Ripperologist Robert House contends that we may have known the answer all along. The head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department at the time of the murders thought Aaron Kozminski was guilty, but he lacked the legal proof to convict him. By exploring Kozminski's life, House builds a strong circumstantial case against him, showing not only that he had means, motive, and opportunity, but also that he fit the general profile of a serial killer as defined by the FBI today. The first book to explore the life of Aaron Kozminski, one of Scotland Yard's top suspects in the quest to identify Jack the Ripper Combines historical research and contemporary criminal profiling techniques to solve one of the most vexing criminal mysteries of all time Draws on a decade of research by the author, including trips to Poland and England to uncover Kozminski's past and details of the case Includes a Foreword by Roy Hazelwood, a former FBI profiler and pioneer of profiling sexual predators Features dozens of photographs and illustrations Building a thorough and convincing case that completes the work begun by Scotland Yard more than a century ago, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know who really committed Jack the Ripper's heinous and unforgettable crimes.
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Prime Suspects

This outrageous graphic novel investigates key concepts in mathematics by taking readers on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics within a thrilling murder mystery.

Author: Andrew Granville

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691149158

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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This outrageous graphic novel investigates key concepts in mathematics by taking readers on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics within a thrilling murder mystery.
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