Newsroom Eyes

Alex Tanner

Created by Anabel Donald

Sometimes a journalist can be considered a private eye, and sometimes they can't...

Britain's ALEX TANNER doesn't have to worry. She's both. She's a part-time private investigator, and a part-time freelance TV researcher, with a bit more grit than the average female eye of the nineties.

A product of countless foster homes during her troubled childhood, she's grown up to be a determinedly self-reliant and fiercely independent loner, with a taste for hard-boiled private eye fiction. Not that she's a complete loner. Her relationship with TV producer Barty O'Neill is a total delight and great fun. Alex calls the turf of London's Notting Hill home, but the mean streets Alex goes down are a far cry from the aggressive trendiness of any Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts eye candy.

A well-written, engrossing series, with something to say. The pyschological development of women and the emotional issues of troubled youth are recurring themes.


  • An Uncommon Murder (1992)
  • In at the Deep End (1994)
  • The Glass Ceiling (1994)
  • The Loop (1996)
  • Destroy Unopened (1999)

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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