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Tana French - Author

About the Author

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as an actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover.

 

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Featured books by Tana French

Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk ...

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Other books by Tana French

Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk ...

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Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2012

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .

Schattenstill

Schattenstill

Author: Tana French Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2012

"e;WAS SIE UBER MORD WISSEN MUSSEN: IN NEUNUNDNEUNZIG VON HUNDERT FALLEN BRICHT ER NICHT IN DAS LEBEN DER MENSCHEN EIN. SONDERN SIE OFFNEN IHM DIE TUR."e;In Broken Harbour, einer windgepeitschten Geisterstadt voller Bauruinen, ist eine ganze Familie ausgeloscht worden. Seltsame Locher klaffen in den Wanden ihres Hauses. Kuhl und methodisch beginnt Detective Mike Kennedy mit den Ermittlungen - doch Broken Harbour zieht auch ihn erbarmungslos in sein zerstorerisches Kraftfeld."e;Tana French in Hochform: ein Meisterwerk."e; Cosmopolitan "e;Die irische Autorin Tana French gehort langst zur Elite der europaischen Krimigarde. Auch nach diesem Buch wei jeder, warum."e; MDR "e;730 Seiten subtile Spannung. Spitzenklasse!"e; TV Movie "e;Ein packender Psychothriller, in dem alle Beteiligten einem Wahn verfallen sind."e; Die Welt "e;Tana French ist eine der besten Crime-Autorinnen der Welt."e; The Washington Post "e;Frenchs Bucher gehoren zum Starksten, was in den letzten Jahren an Krimis erschienen ist - nicht zuletzt, weil sie so viel mehr sind."e; Brigitte "e;Das ist die hohe Schule des Krimischreibens."e; Financial Times

Faithful Place Dublin Murder Squad: 3

Faithful Place Dublin Murder Squad: 3

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.

Faithful Place

Faithful Place

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

'Breathtaking -- an elaborately twisted ballad of class resentments, family burdens, regret and passion' The Washington Post 'An author of exceptional talent and insight' Sunday Independent 'In all your life, only a few moments matter. I was lucky. I got to see one of mine face to face, and recognise it for what it was.' The course of Frank Mackey's life is set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The time his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as planned. Frank never heard from, or of, her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found ...

Sterbenskalt

Sterbenskalt

Author: Tana French Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2011

Niemand lotet Charaktere gnadenloser aus, niemand zieht die Leser tiefer in die Atmosphare: der dritte Roman der jungen irischen Kriminal-Literatin Tana French."e;Ich stand dort im Schatten, wahrend die Glocken drei und vier und funf schlugen. Die Nacht verblasste, und ich wartete noch immer auf Rosie Daly."e;Frank Mackey, Undercover-Ermittler, hat seine Familie seit 22 Jahren nicht gesehen. Er wollte der Perspektivlosigkeit seines Viertels fur immer entfliehen - zusammen mit seiner ersten groen Liebe Rosie. Doch die hatte ihn versetzt und war allein nach England aufgebrochen, so hat Frank es jedenfalls immer gedacht. Bis in einem Abbruchhaus Rosies Koffer gefunden wird. Was ist damals wirklich geschehen? Frank muss zuruck nach Faithful Place - und feststellen, dass er diesen dunklen Ort immer in sich getragen hat ...

Faithful Place

Faithful Place

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.

Grabesgrun

Grabesgrun

Author: Tana French Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

"e;Ich sehne mich nach der Wahrheit. Und ich luge."e;Er ist ein erfolgreicher Ermittler. Man vertraut ihm schwierige Falle an. Er lost sie alle. Bis eine Leiche gefunden wird - an dem Ort, der seine tiefsten Angste weckt ...In der Ausgrabungsstatte Knocknaree bei Dublin wird ein Madchen tot aufgefunden, aufgebahrt auf einem Opferaltar. Der junge Ermittler Rob Ryan und seine Partnerin Cassie Maddox ubernehmen den Fall. Doch alle Spuren fuhren nur tiefer in ein unergrundliches Dickicht. Und niemand darf erfahren, was mit Ryan vor zwanzig Jahren im Wald von Knocknaree geschehen ist."e;Fangen Sie mit diesem Buch nicht an, wenn Sie die Nacht gut durchschlafen wollen."e; Publishers weekly

Totengleich

Totengleich

Author: Tana French Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Dem Tod wie aus dem Gesicht geschnittenAls die junge Polizistin Cassie Maddox in ein verfallenes Cottage auerhalb von Dublin gerufen wird, schaut sie ins Gesicht des Todes wie in einen Spiegel: Die Ermordete gleicht ihr bis aufs Haar. Wer ist diese Frau? Wer hat sie niedergestochen? Und hatte eigentlich Cassie selbst sterben sollen? Keine Spuren und Hinweise sind zu finden, und bald bleibt nur eine Moglichkeit: Cassie Maddox muss in die Haut der Toten schlupfen, um den Morder zu finden. Ein ungeheuerliches Spiel beginnt.Die junge irische Kriminal-Literatin Tana French erzielte mit Totengleich ihrem zweiten Roman, einen auergewohnlichen Erfolg bei den Lesern und wurde von der Kritik in eine Reihe mit Crime-Autorinnen wie Minette Walters, Elizabeth George oder Val McDermid gestellt.

The Likeness Dublin Murder Squad: 2

The Likeness Dublin Murder Squad: 2

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2009

Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job.

The Likeness

The Likeness

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to deal with the events of In the Woods. She is out of the Murder Squad and has started a relationship with fellow detective Sam ONeill but is too badly shaken to commit to Sam or to her career. Then Sam is allocated a new case, that of a young woman stabbed to death just outside Dublin. He calls Cassie to the murder scene and she finds the victim is strangely familiar. In fact, she is Cassies double. Not only that, but her ID says she is Lexie Madison the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues, Cassies old undercover boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: to send Cassie undercover in the dead girls place. She could pick up information the police would never hear and tempt the killer to finish the job. So Cassie moves into Whitethorn House, poses as a post-grad student, and prepares to enter Lexies world

In The Woods

In The Woods

Author: Tana French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2007

When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods.