The Dirty Dozen by Lynda La Plante book cover

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

The Dirty Dozen (2019)

The fifth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series.

April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met’s renowned Flying Squad, commonly known as the ‘Sweeney’. Based at Rigg Approach in East London, they investigate armed robberies on banks, cash in transit and other business premises.

Jane thinks her transfer is on merit and is surprised to discover she is actually part of a short-term internal experiment, intended to have a calming influence on a team that likes to dub themselves as the ‘Dirty Dozen’.

The men on the squad don’t think a woman is up to the dangers they face when dealing with some of London’s most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only ‘good cop’ is a dead cop. Determined to prove she’s as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery involving millions of pounds.

But she doesn’t know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . .


Available formats – UK

Zaffre | ISBN-978-1499862119 | August 2019

Zaffre | ISBN-978-1785768507 | August 2019

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Zaffre | ASIN – B07N1QTNL2 | August 2019

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Available formats – Australia & New Zealand

Zaffre | 400 pages | ISBN:978-1785768514 | August 2019

Also available from Booktopia and Readings.

Zaffre | ASIN: B07N1QTNL2 | August 2019

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Available formats (USA)

Zaffre | ISBN-10:1785768506 | ISBN-13: 978-1785768507| August 2019


Zaffre | ISBN-10: 1499862113 | ISBN-13: 978-1499862119| August 2019

Zaffre | ASIN: B07N1QTNL2 | August 2019

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Also available from Barnes and Noble.

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