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Liverpool author La Plante "thrilled" with award

Acclaimed writer Lynda La Plante has tweeted that she is "thrilled" to receive an award for Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction.

La Plante started out as a scriptwriter for ITV and won her breakthrough with the crime drama Widows.

She is best known for creating the Prime Suspect television series.

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I am thrilled, and greatly honoured, that I will be receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award... http://t.co/uKKSnd6w0Q

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