Lynda La Plante is an English novelist and screenwriter in addition to being a former actress. Lynda writes novels that she adapts to television series through her production company, La Plante Productions. She is best known for her Prime Suspect ITV series starring Jane Tennison. Lynda lives in both London and Long Island, NY.

Lynda La Plante became a published author in 1983 with her Dolly Rawlings novel Widows. Below is a list of Lynda La Plante’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Dolly Rawlings Books

Widows(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Widows II(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She's Out(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Legacy Books

The Legacy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talisman(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jane Tennison Books

Prime Suspect(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspect 2(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspect 3(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tennison(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Killers(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Friday(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Jane Tennison Books

Tennison(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Killers(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Friday(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspect(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspect 2(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prime Suspect 3(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lorraine Page Books

Cold Shoulder(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Blood(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Heart(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Trial and Retribution Books

Trial and Retribution(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial and Retribution II(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial and Retribution III(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial and Retribution IV(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial and Retribution V(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial and Retribution VI(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anna Travis Books

Above Suspicion(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Dahlia(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clean Cut(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Intent(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Scream(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blind Fury(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodline(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Backlash(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wrongful Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bella Mafia(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Civvies(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Entwined(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Framed(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seekers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Governor(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Cruelty(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Royal Flush(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twisted(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Royal Flush is also known as Royal Heist.

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  • Liz

    The chronological order of the Tennison/PrimeSuspect books is wrong. Reading now and all of the “Tennison series” books are first (prequel) to the Prime Suspect books.

    • Sorry about that – not sure why that slipped by us. so just to confirm, it goes Tennison, Hidden Killers, Good Friday then Prime Suspect right? (I haven’t had a chance to read past Tennison yet to verify)

      • Liz

        Correct. I read the Tennisons first and after seeing the OOB chrono order was concerned I was reading them out of order. It’s quite disjointed between the T and PS books but there is an odd order.

        Neat series. Prefer PS Jane to T Jane.

        Still not a big La Plante fan but an okay series. Serviceable.

        • Thanks very much Liz I appreciate it for letting me know and apologies again about that. I’ve now updated the list.

  • Liz

    I guess I should bolster my claim with a few observations.

    The Tennisons seemed to be 70s-oriented. PS 1 is late 80s and w/ whole new crew. Just started PS2 and characters introduced in PS1 are present.

    In Good Friday Jane has her first cigarette and her sister Pam is childless after a miscarriage By PS Jane is trying to quit smoking and Pam has a couple kids.

    Really pretty disjointed transition.