No fewer than two publicists have moved on from Harper Collins in the past sixty days (maybe more for all I know) and lord knows where Lynda's guest blog is! It may be floating in cyberspace. If it resurfaces we'll keep you posted. (Maybe we should hire a detective to find it...)
But that got me thinking about the original Prime Suspect series
starring Helen Mirren (who steals all of her style tips from our own silver siren, Rhys Bowen...)
I now own the entire series on DVD and have seen each numerous times.
Why did we all love Jane Tennison?
Was it just Helen Mirren's smart, tough, sexy portrayal? Did we identify with Jane Tennison's struggle to make it in a man's world - and, forgive me - break out of the "binder" that she was in? The "token woman who might be good enough to be palatable and not make too many waves" binder?
Was it her flaws?
And if the two or three people who actually watched the US version of Prime Suspect are out there and care to reveal themselves - what was up with the gal with the hat? (Not to be confused with the Mother With the Hat.) Was she anything remotely like Tennison?
In light of the unfortunate (old) V.I. Warshawski and (new)Stephanie Plum films, why is it so hard to create a film character as good as the print version?
One lucky commenter will win an advanced reader's copy of Lynda LaPlante's new Anna Travis mystery, Blood Line.