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Nicci French - Author

About the Author

Nicci French was our Guest Editor in April 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired their writing.

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday's Child, Friday on My Mind and Saturday Requiem.

 

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Featured books by Nicci French

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The message from the killer is clear: you're mine. But when those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted the picture becomes more confused, the patterns uncertain. And unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family her love and loyalty could come at a fatal cost ...

Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems... Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. (Sophie Hannah). When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F Klein...But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: French leads the field. (Sunday Express). Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense. (Daily Mirror). Tense, frightening, gripping. (Easy Living). Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive. (Daily Express).

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Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems... Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. (Sophie Hannah). When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F Klein...But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: French leads the field. (Sunday Express). Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense. (Daily Mirror). Tense, frightening, gripping. (Easy Living). Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive. (Daily Express). Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, and Thursday's Child.

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Other books by Nicci French

Friday on My Mind A Frieda Klein Novel (Book 5)

Friday on My Mind A Frieda Klein Novel (Book 5)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems . . . 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah *** When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F. Klein . . . But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express

The Safe House

The Safe House

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah *** You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe . . . Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn't possibly have imagined . . . *** Praise for Nicci French: 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express 'Gripping, chilling, moving' Observer

Beneath the Skin With a new introduction by A. J. Finn

Beneath the Skin With a new introduction by A. J. Finn

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by A. J. Finn*** Someone's watching you. You don't know who. But he knows you . . . Zoe, Jennifer and Nadia are three women with nothing in common. Except for the man who wants to kill them. He sends them terrifying letters - promising to bring their lives to a violent, horrible end. But not before he has enjoyed himself. He delights in watching the women suffer, thrilled by his power to leave them utterly helpless, alone and in terror. Except they're not all as helpless as he thinks . . . 'Nicci French represent psychological suspense at its most searching and incisive' A. J. Finn, internationally No. 1 Bestselling Author of The Woman In The Window

The Red Room With a new introduction by Peter James

The Red Room With a new introduction by Peter James

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction from Peter James*** He almost took your life. Now his is in your hands... When Leanne, a homeless young girl, is murdered beside a canal in North London, the police are certain that known oddball Michael Doll is the killer. Psychologist Kit Quinn, assisting the investigation, has her own reasons to despise Doll - but she soon realises that the case is more complicated than the investigators suspect. Because Kit has found a link to another death. Which means they might have a serial killer on their hands... 'The writing has that rare ability to reach out from the page into your soul, grip your heartstrings, and not let go of them until the very end.' Peter James

Thursday's Child A Frieda Klein Novel (4)

Thursday's Child A Frieda Klein Novel (4)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter. When death follows, Frieda has no choice but to return home to confront her past. And the monsters no one else believed were real. . . Frieda can trust no one as she tries to piece together the shocking truth before another innocent dies.

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Waiting For Wednesday by Nicci French is the thrilling third novel in the highly acclaimed Frieda Klein series. Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox's son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted. When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda's help more than ever before. But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient's chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind? Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . . Praise for Nicci French: 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. No one understands human psychological frailty better. No one writes better about grief, love, fear or emotional damage. Not many books are as insightful as they are addictive; Nicci French's are.' Sophie Hannah 'Brilliantly crafted' Daily Mirror 'Full of dark psychology and tension ... nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express 'Magnificent' Evening Standard

#Youdunnit

#Youdunnit

Author: Nicci French, Alastair Gunn, Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

One crowdsourced storyline, three finely crafted stories by Penguin authors Nicci French, Tim Weaver and Alastair Gunn.What crime has been committed?Who is the victim?And who will solve the case?Write a short crime story, using plot details crowdsourced on Twitter. This was the challenge we put to three Penguin authors - Nicci French, Time Weaver and Alastair Gunn. How different would the stories be? And how would the authors cope, with so much of the detail out of their hands?#YoudunnitThree very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.Maybe next time you log in you'll wonder...Are you following them, or are they following you?This ebook is brought to you free of charge by Penguin, in association with Specsavers. Look out for other titles by all three authors: Thursday's Children by Nicci French, follows Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday as the fourth in the Frieda Klein series.Richard & Judy book club pick Never Coming Back is the fourth David Raker thriller by Tim Weaver, author of Vanished,Chasing the Dead and The Dead Tracks. Alastair Gunn's debut crime novel, The Advent Killer, is available from Penguin from November 2013, and introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins.

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2013

Waiting For Wednesday by Nicci French is the thrilling third novel in the highly acclaimed Frieda Klein series. Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox's son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted. When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda's help more than ever before. But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient's chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind? Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . . Praise for Nicci French: 'Brilliantly crafted' Daily Mirror 'Full of dark psychology and tension ... nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express 'Magnificent' Evening Standard Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. Over eight million Nicci French books have been sold worldwide. There are fourteen other internationally bestselling novels: Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone, Complicit, What To Do When Someone Dies, Until It's Over, Losing You, Catch Me When I Fall, The Memory Game, Beneath the Skin, The Safe House, The Red Room, Land of the Living, Killing Me Softly and Secret Smile, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday and Tuesday's Gone are the first two novels in the highly acclaimed bestselling Frieda Klein crime series.

Tuesday's Gone A Frieda Klein Novel (2)

Tuesday's Gone A Frieda Klein Novel (2)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Nicci French, the bestselling author of What to do When Someone Dies and Losing You, returns with the second book in the gripping new series that began with Top Ten Bestseller Blue Monday. Fans of Peter James' Roy Grace series and Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series will love central character psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who is consulted on a grisly and seemingly unsolvable crime. For Frieda Klein the days get longer, the cases darker . . . Psychotherapist Frieda Klein thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man's decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don't know who it is, how he got there or what happened - and Michelle can't tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion. Painstakingly, Frieda uncovers a possible identity for the corpse: Robert Poole, a jack of all trades and master conman. But the deeper Frieda and Karlsson dig into Poole's past, the more of his victims they encounter - and the more motives they find for murder. Meanwhile, violent ghosts from Frieda's own past are returning to threaten her. Unable to discover quite who is telling the truth and who is lying, they know they are getting closer to a killer. But whoever murdered Poole is determined to stay free - and anyone that gets too close will meet the same fate. A gritty heroine, a gruesome crime and a terrifying hunt for a psychotic killer, Tuesday's Gone is not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers. 'Nicci French knows just how to play on our worst fears' Daily Mail Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written twelve other bestselling novels including Beneath the Skin and Blue Monday, the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series.

What to Do When Someone Dies

What to Do When Someone Dies

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

What to Do When Someone Dies is another ingenious thriller from the best-loved, bestselling author, Nicci French Ellie Faulkner's world has been destroyed. Her husband Greg died in a car crash - and he wasn't alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone - a woman Ellie's never heard of. But Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion, despite the whispers and suspicions of those around her. Maybe it's the grief, but Ellie has to find out who this woman was - and prove Greg wasn't having an affair. And soon she is chillingly certain their deaths were no accident. Are Ellie's accusations of murder her way of avoiding the truth about her marriage? Or does an even more sinister discovery await her? Praise for Nicci French: 'Relentlessly enjoyable and gripping from the first page to the last' Evening Standard 'You'll be totally gripped until a very unexpected twist knocks you for six' Cosmopolitan 'You'll be hooked from the first page. A compulsive page-turner' Daily Express

Killing Me Softly With a new introduction by Peter Robinson

Killing Me Softly With a new introduction by Peter Robinson

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2009

***Special anniversay edition, with a new introduction by Peter Robinson*** You're in passionate love. And grave danger . . . Alice Loudon couldn't resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, Alice finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark side - and so does Adam. Soon, both are threatening all that Alice has left. First her sanity. Then her life. 'The pacing is spot on, and the tension keeps creeping up and up right to the explosive end' Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks Series

Until It's Over

Until It's Over

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2009

Astrid Bell has known most of her housemates for years, but while they have a tangled history together-romantic pairings, one-night stands, friendships-each of them also has a past.Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Bruised but not broken, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was beaten to death only hours after the accident. Each of them tells the police what little they know and are dismissed-until Astrid stumbles over another body. Two brutal murders in less than a week is more than just bad luck.As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, and as the line between attraction and danger thins, the housemates-unsure if there's a killer in their midst-guard against becoming his next victim in this steamy and suspenseful thriller from internationally bestselling author Nicci French.