NEWS & EVENTS

A tour de force…When you read Ms. French—and she has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting—make only one assumption: All of your initial assumptions are wrong.’ —Janet Maslin, The New York Times*

Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years. —The Washington Post Read more...

‘[Tana French] inspires cultic devotion in readers…most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming. —The New Yorker Read more...

There's nothing standard about French's approach to crime fiction, which plays the form much like a jazz musician improvising on a standard. Even when the outlines of the mystery seem familiar…she finds a way to get at enriching themes and powerful emotional truths in fresh and surprising ways. —Chicago Tribune Read more...

As in all of the author's work, meaning lurks beneath every quip and glance. French not only spins a twisty cop tale, she also encases it in meticulous prose, creating a read that is as elegant as it is dark. —Associated Press Read more...

To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she’s simply this: a truly great writer. —Gillian Flynn

Terrific—terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent. —Stephen King

French is a poet of mood and a master builder of plots. —Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing. —The Wall Street Journal

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