Murder Mile is the fourth book in the bestselling Jane Tennison series by Lynda La Plante. I personally think you do not need to have read the other books in the series to follow Murder Mile, HOWEVER, they would definitely supply you with important information and character development. If i'm being honest, the writing style didn't really appeal to me most of the book.
Main character Jane is detective sergeant in London working in one of the most dangerous areas. The book is set in the 1970s and does focus a tad on the difficulty for a woman working in a predominately men's field of work. In this book, she's on the search for a serial killer. The stakes are getting higher and higher the longer he's free.
While this wasn't my favorite book by any means, It was a solid read and would be a good choice for those who are a fan of novels involving police procedure / thrillers.