Review of THE DIRTY DOZEN by Lynda La Plante

This is book #5 for Jane Tennison and her saga goes back in history from the Prime Suspect series that the author is noted for. The setting is 1980 and the historical elements add to the intrigue of the story. Jane is tasked to be the first female member of the Flying Squad, a group of male detectives with the reputation of being “the Dirty Dozen.” Jane faces sexism and finds herself relegated at first to helping the forensics expert instead of being in the middle of the investigation. But Jane’s tenacity and intelligence lead her to follow clues to a huge robbery that has been planned. Jane doesn’t know who or where of when, so she goes undercover to investigate. This book is entertaining, realistically written and intriguing for the reader as Jane follows the clues and establishes her reputation with the “big boys” in the Flying Squad. I recommend this book to fans of Lynda La Plante as well as to new readers of her books who enjoy police procedurals with more than a touch of humor.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

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