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Dark Rooms: The brand new Jane Tennison thriller from The Queen of Crime Drama

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I really had an issue with the Jason Thorpe character, particularly at the end as the events reached their anti climactic climax. He is portrayed throughout as a sort of brutish, somewhat threatening thug, with his own successful business but almost certainly a fair amount of dodgy dealings in both that and the affairs of his aunt/the house. Then at the climactic ending his character is completely switched up and he’s suddenly some kind of simpleton we should pity? It’s absolutely bizarre.

Lynda is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded theBAFTADennis Potter Best Writer's Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded aCBEin the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity. Also, new - renovation porn. I doubt though it can turn out well without some general idea, it sounds a bit all over the place.Her first TV series as a scriptwriter was the six part robbery series Widows, in 1983, in which the widows of four armed robbers carry out a heist planned by their deceased husbands. What I liked was a different style of telling the story, I'm a bit tired of all the same contemporary unreliable narrators in every mystery novel these days, so, a solid person was so refreshing. What was the point of the investigation? The family history was so all over the place and by the end of the book the whole thing seemed like a waste of time. I always devour books by Lynda La Plante and 'Dark Rooms' was no exception. As well as the core investigation per novel, this series is as much about Jane's life and career. Lynda has teased both ninth and tenth books, which may bring the series full circle as we approach 'Prime Suspect'. I love this series and always enjoy the evolution of Jane's character - it was very exciting to see her once again take a step forward in career with her promotion. I cannot wait to see what is next in store for DI Tennison. listening to Lynda de plant spoils me for any other audio thriller(, please can we have more sir!!) Reply

I have mixed thoughts on this book. I didn’t dislike it but I definitely didn’t enjoy it. The suspect plot line felt so all over the place and the romance subplot was questionable at best. Personally, i felt there was a lot of useless information about the house renovation, I get having sub plots but man, that was boring. Tennison travels to Australia as the investigation and search for answers intensifies, there she discovers the dark secret, that the Lanark family has kept hidden for decades. This secret could bring down the family dynasty as well as putting Tennison’s life in danger. Ok, it wasn't annoying, so that's great. But the main character was do boring. And also drinks a lot! I mean, really a lot on a daily basis. A little bit funny when she goes on a rant about cannabis when she is basically a high functioning alcoholic herself. 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.The decomposed body of a young girl who has been brutally murdered and left in a an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark’s now derelict house. Jane Tennison is leading a murder investigation but first she must identify the victim but then another body is found, hidden in the walls of the shelter. The trip to Australia - how utterly utterly unnecessary. In the time period it’s set, surely this was a huge expense, and whilst international phone calls were expensive too, they would have been a damn sight cheaper than sending two coppers over for 36 hours. So so strange. On the upside we got to see loads more entitled and judgemental attitude from Jane, so that was delightful.

Jane Tennison is leading a murder investigation into the recent brutal death of a young girl, her decomposed starved body discovered in an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark's now derelict house. Initially the focus is on identifying the victim, until another body is found, hidden in the walls of the shelter. All across the USA, people are showing up dead. The deaths don't appear to be connected in any way until one particular death occurs and gets the Secretary of Defense's attention. He arranges for a task force to investigate. She dipped in and out of screenwriting and acting, best known for her magnificent work on the Prime Suspect televisions series. Lynda has a strong focus on crime and thriller, as she discovered when she wrote her first series for Thames Television, Widows, in 1983. After this turning point in her life, Lynda signed her first book-deal with Pan MacMillan, who helped her publish her very first novel, The Legacy, in 1987. DI Jane Tennison starts at a new police station and is thrown right in to a new murder investigation. A decomposed body of a young female has been found in an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark's derelict house. She has been brutally murdered. They are focusing on identifying the victim until they find another body hidden in the walls. Jane travels to Australia to get to the bottom of the case. I have on my audio books 174 titles, and I wish I could say they were all hers, but sadly not all available. Could you please endeavour to put all her books on audio…I have just finished the govener book 1, and I can’t find book 2. ..Any issues with the book list you are seeing? Or is there an author or series we don’t have? Let me know! Both sets of parents were awful, Eddies less so, and Jane’s sister didn’t seem to be anyone you’d want to grab a drink with either. Jane Tennison is leading a murder investigation into the recent brutal death of a young girl, her decomposed, starved body discovered in an old air raid shelter in the garden of the Lanark's now derelict house. Initially the focus is on identifying the victim, until another body is found hidden in the walls of the shelter. Jane solves the original case involving a dead young woman in record time and it involves a tragic turn of events. Jane's given little (well, no) kudos for her work but having also uncovered a baby's bones during the investigation she's is keen to pursue it, particularly when she discovers the newborn was smothered. She's reminded however of her previous case that involved decades-old bones with no recourse for anyone still alive. Here however she's got her eye on the building's previous owner, Helena Lanark, and starts looking into the family.

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