The Dirty Dozen (Tennison, #5) by Lynda La Plante

The Dirty Dozen (Tennison, #5)

The fifth book in the Tennison series following Jane Tennison in the early years of her policing career.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 he...


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TitleThe Dirty Dozen (Tennison, #5)
ISBN9781499862119
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Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherZaffre
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction
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Reviews The Dirty Dozen (Tennison, #5)

  • Elaine Tomasso
    2019-08-12
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Bonnier Zaffre for an advance copy of The Dirty Dozen, the fifth novel to feature the early career of Jane Tennison at the Met.It’s now 1980 and DS Jane Tennison has just become the first woman to join the renowned Flying Squad on merit she believes until she’s rather brutally told that it’s an experiment and she fitted the bill. She’s hardly in the door, literally, when she’s caught up in the investi...
  • Alyson Read
    2019-08-21
    This is the 5th in the series of books charting the career of Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison when she first joined the police. It is April 1980 and Jane has now served 6 years, the last one of which as a Detective Sergeant, no mean feat for a woman in the Met. What is really surprising is that she is the first female office to have just been posted to the Flying Squad, commonly known as "The Sweeney", a section of officers who deal with armed robb...
  • Clare
    2019-08-18
    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.The Dirty Dozen is the fifth book in the young Jane Tennison series. Jane`s years of hard work had paid off when she joined the elite Flying Squad (The Sweeney) who dealt with armed robberies. Jane`s first day on the job was a true baptism of fire when a Securicor van was robbed on a busy high street. An off duty policeman tried to stop the robbery b...
  • Jean Kolinofsky
    2019-08-27
    Jane Tennison’s career progresses once again in The Dirty Dozen. Assigned to the Flying Squad, she finds herself involved in the investigation of a bank robbery on her first day. The men of this unit are dependent on each other as they chase violent criminals and don’t believe that any woman is capable of succeeding in their world. Even though Jane passed her interviews and has developed an excellent record in her six years with the police, s...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    2019-08-19
    I received a copy of The Dirty Dozen through BookishFirst in exchange for a fair and honest review. The Dirty Dozen is the latest adventure about our lovely Jane Tennison. It's the fifth novel in a series written by Lynda La Plante, however, like other novels in the series, you can really pick up at any point and follow along as you please. Jane Tennison is a female detective during the 1980s, and it is not an easy road for our leading lady. Not...
  • Karen
    2019-08-02
    It is now 1980 and Jane Tennison has become the first female to be posted to the Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad, colloquially known as ‘The Sweeney’. Thrown straight into investigating an armed robbery, Jane is proud of her achievements until she realises that her transfer is part of an experiment to try to tame the male dominated team known as ‘The Dirty Dozen’. Determined to prove her worth, Jane learns that a gang is about to car...
  • Loraine Oliver
    2019-08-17
    This is the first book I have read in this series, but it is totally okay to be read as a stand alone. After reading this book, I am now going back to read all the books in this series! This book happes back in the 1980's, and the heroine, Jane Tennison has just been assigned to an all male group of men known as the dirty dozen. The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, known as the 'Sweeny', has always been all male and Jane is met with a lot of con...
  • K
    2019-08-30
    #janetennison #bookishfirst #thedirtydozen What a terrific read! Very British and a bit confusing initially, but The Dirty Dozen is a great thrill ride that I enjoyed to the last page. Jane is a believable character, and I got a real sense of her struggles trying to make it in a male-dominated field. Even the other female in the squadroom doesn't want her in the mix and tries to sabotage her from the get-go. Jane's not perfect, but she's honest a...
  • marjorie hall-venmore
    2019-08-24
    # The Dirty Dozen # NetgallyWow wow wow. I have yet to find a book by Lynda LaPlant yet, that I actually do not like. It's absolutely impossible. She is one of the best female writers we have ever had. Her Jane Tennison series are second to none. This one going back. To a time when she put in charge. It's really shows you what was a man's world back then, with no respect. No one thinks she's actually capable. Yet if she gives her team a order the...
  • Joanna Beesley
    2019-07-28
    I read ‘Murder Mile’ a short time ago and found it a brilliant read. This is the next stage for Jane Tennison as she is sent to the Flying Squad, known as ‘The Sweeney’. She is the first woman to be part of this ‘elite’ group and she is made aware of this at every stage. The sexist comments are plentiful but her ability is not in doubt despite some of the squad trying to out-do her. Her fight to be treated as an equal shines through.T...
  • Sharon S
    2019-08-29
    Believable, entertaining, powerful, Intriguing.The Dirty Dozen novel centers around the main character Jane Tennison a new squad team member of the Flying Squad Officers. The time period is 1976 and the book does an excellent job providing accurate details pertaining to the environment and mindset of the characters. I love Jane Tennison, she's straight forward, doesn't play games, and is one intelligent strong character. She's immediately met wit...
  • Janey earlybirdbookworm
    2019-08-20
    I wanted to love this book. It had a glowing review from Karin Slaughter and the author is quite prolific so I really thought it would be great. Unfortunately it was not. The author was unnecessarily wordy and included details that were entirely unnecessary (I do not need to know the exact height of every character introduced). To illustrate my point, the book starts as the main character is waking up for her first day of work; that work day does...
  • Maggie Harris
    2019-07-16
    It’s 1976 and Jane Tennison is posted to the Flying Squad, the first ever female in post, to say this causes a stir with this bunch of misogynists is an understatement. A bank robbery has occurred and Jane is sidelined to minor tasks as the team investigates, but slowly she’s shows she’s no fool and uncovers many clues and witnesses. As Jane proves herself we come to know more of the team, though it must be said no great depths of character...
  • Kim
    2019-07-06
    Jane Tennison, is the first detective to be posted into the flying squad (Sweeney) Based in east London. Her new colleagues are not very impressed and feel she is not up to the job, her new boss looks on her as a waste of space has no time for her and as her post is experimental is unhappy about the situation.Jane knows she has to prove herself, needs to find a way to do it and quickly. Katie the office secretary feels threatened by Jane as she h...
  • AES
    2019-08-20
    A wild ride for Jane Tennison- the “Sweeney” squad’s new detective and she’s a woman!THE DIRTY DOZEN is the fifth book in A Jane Tennison Thriller series written by Lynda La Plante. Although it’s part of a series, it is the first book that I’ve read by this author and I feel that it can easily be read as a standalone book with only a few small references to previous events. The story takes place in 1980 with several historical referen...
  • Donna Hines
    2019-08-15
    Welcome to Feminism 101, please take a seat, and stay awhile.I loved it!!The Dirty Dozen is about female empowerment but in a not so arrogant and snub way.It's full of action with Jane being the first female detective on this Flying Squad; selected because she fits the bill for an experiment not on merits; but not always welcomed in with open arms. Determined to show the men up and prove them all wrong she takes on some heavy hitters in the crime...
  • Jacqueline sharp
    2019-08-21
    First of all I have a confession to make I have never read any of Lynda La Plante’s books, although after reading this one i’m not sure why. I have watched many of the dramas that have been written by the author such as Widows and the original series with Helen Mirren in as Jane Tennison, Prime Suspect.I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it starts back in 1976, which for me brought back a lot of memories , as I was fourteen at the time, so can re...
  • Kath
    2019-08-19
    I'm really loving this series in which we follow Jane Tennison's early days in the police, all of which can be read standalone but, to get the best from it, I would recommend starting at book one and reading in order. In this book, we reach the 80s and Jane has been posted to the Flying Squad. An elite squad who concentrate on preventing and investigating armed robberies. Initially thinking her promotion and placement are on merit, she is shocked...
  • Gary
    2019-08-26
    The Dirty Dozenby Lynda LaPlanteFor those familiar with the author's work in the "Prime Suspect" novels, this book will be a marked change. Instead of the heard action, gritty thriller, THE DIRTY DOZEN focuses on the careful meticulous investigation of the MET's "Flying Squad", a task force dedicated to investigation of robberies. In this book, the focus is on the robbery of an armored cash delivery truck at a local bank. Jane Tennison has just b...
  • Joanna E.Lopez
    2019-08-19
    A woman in a man's world. Review of The Dirty Dozen. Great Read. Suspenseful. What is really great about it is the character of Jane Tennison. She is smart and strong and can hold her own in a room full of misogynistic men. The novel takes place in London in the 80s. Jane Tennison is assigned to an all-male police force called the "Flying Squad." (Sweeney). Also dubbed "The dirty dozen." All in all the boys in the club make it plain to Jane she i...
  • Mary C
    2019-08-19
    This is the fifth of the “young Tennison” series that comprise the prequels to the Jane Tennison we met in Prime Suspect and takes Jane into another new direction. This time, she’s the first woman in the Flying Squad, AKA The Sweeney. The “Dirty Dozen” of the title are the macho, misogynistic men of the squad who don’t initially take kindly to the arrival of a woman in their midst. On her first day with her new unit, she’s involved ...
  • Susan Beamon
    2019-08-31
    This is a very British police procedural. Set in 1980, our heroine, Jane Tennison, has managed a transfer to the Flying Squad. She has only ever wanted to be a police person and she sees this as promotion based on merit. Actually, like a lot of female advancement in the 80s, it was to see if women actually could do the previously only male job or if her failure could be used to deny other women the opportunity.A side word, if you have read many B...
  • Breakaway Reviewers
    2019-08-06
    PonderousI have massive respect for Lynda La Plante and believe that Prime Suspect was one of the best crime series on TV for many years. This is the first book of hers that I have read, so I was thoroughly looking forward to getting stuck into something of similar quality. However, in all conscience, I cannot recommend it and struggled to give it even 3 stars.This is the fifth book in the Jane Tennison series. It's the early 80s, and DS Tennison...
  • Susan
    2019-09-09
    Jane Tennison has been assigned to the Flying Squad, a police unit that investigates robberies. She is the first woman to join this elite group that likes to call itself the Dirty Dozen. Not only is the head of the unit DCI Murphy not keen on having a woman on the team, but Jane has arrived just as a violent gang is robbing a bank.While trying to investigate the crime, Jane has to cope with the bad humor of the men and, to top it off, there is al...
  • Lea
    2019-08-19
    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 ...
  • Tony Nielsen
    2019-08-14
    I have the utmost respect for Lynda La Plante. Not only has created some top British crime television (the best kind), she's also written some stunning crime fiction. The Dirty Dozen takes us back to perhaps her most resilient character in Jane Tennison. This is her fifth in the series, with Tennison carrying the rank of detective sergeant. She is posted to the Flying Squad, the first female to join the hallowed ranks of a boy's club that is out ...
  • Gary
    2019-09-08
    I have always enjoyed the character Jane Tennison by author Lynda La Plante and was a big fan of the television series 'Prime Suspect' so was more than happy to read this latest book in the series.This is the fifth book in the series and follows Tennisons early career when she became a member of the notorious 'Flying Squad' known as the Sweeney. The book is based in 1980 before mobile phones were commonly used. Tennison is the first first female ...
  • One Thrifty Reader
    2019-08-20
    I'm a fan of the old Prime Suspect television series starring Helen Mirren as London police officer Jane Tennison so I was eager to read this crime fiction novel, which features a younger Jane Tennison as the main character. In this book, Jane has been a police officer for six years and done well - she is now a detective. At the beginning of this book, she is assigned to the famous Flying Squad - an elite group of detectives who are supposed to s...
  • Mary
    2019-08-25
    I appreciate the opportunity of reading the ARC of this book. It is the first time I have read a book by this author, and I am glad I did.The series deals with Jane Tennison's career as a police detective, the first female to be assigned to an elite squad in this book. Jane not only has to deal with the usual initiation process but also the negative attitudes of the other squad members regarding a female earning a place in the squad. Not only is ...
  • Sasha
    2019-08-20
    Being the only woman in a man’s world can be difficult, but Jane Tennison is more than up for the challenge. As the newest member of the Flying Squad, and the first female member ever, Jane is ready to jump in with both feet and bring down the bad guys, but the other members of the Flying Squad aren’t as excited, believing that a woman can’t handle the dangers that they face. After one robbery, Tennison discovers a witness with information ...