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Tana French

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Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. Her first novel, In the Woods, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Her other books include The Likeness, Faithful näytä lisää Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place. The Trespasser and The Witch Elm made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Tana French, Tana Franch


Tekijän teokset

Pimennossa (2007) 10,197 kappaletta
Ilmetty (2008) 5,604 kappaletta
Umpikuja (2010) 4,365 kappaletta
Broken Harbour (2012) 3,240 kappaletta
The Secret Place (2014) 2,727 kappaletta
The Witch Elm (2018) 2,608 kappaletta
The Trespasser (2016) 2,440 kappaletta
The Searcher (2020) 2,156 kappaletta
The Hunter (2024) 292 kappaletta
Ei otsikkoa 2 kappaletta
Scar Tissue (2014) 1 kappale
The Long Haul 1 kappale

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Franchisen juttu (1948) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,133 kappaletta

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Vermont, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
Darley Anderson (Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency)
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Tana French, born 1973 in Burlington, Vermont, is an American-Irish writer and theatrical actor; a longstanding resident of Dublin, Ireland. Her debut novel In the Woods (2007), a psychological mystery, won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for best first novel.The Independent has referred to her as being the First Lady of Irish Crime, who very quietly has become a huge international name among fiction readers.

Tana Elizabeth French was born on 10 May 1973 in Burlington, Vermont to Elena Hvostoff-Lombardi and David French. Her father was an economist who worked on resource management for the developing world, so she lived in numerous countries as a child including Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi.

French attended Trinity College Dublin, and trained in acting. She settled in Ireland and has lived in Dublin since 1990. French is married and has two daughters with her husband.

French was enthralled by both acting and writing since her childhood days but eventually focused more on acting. She grew up reading mystery and crime novels. She trained as a professional actor at Trinity, and she works in theatre, film, and voiceover.

In her later 30s, her passion for writing was unexpectedly rekindled. She began writing her debut novel in the months-long lulls between castings; In the Woods was published in 2007 to much international acclaim and received rave reviews from many publications. Publishers Weekly praised French, saying she "expertly walks the line between police procedural and psychological thriller in her debut" and that "Ryan and Maddox are empathetic and flawed heroes, whose partnership and friendship elevate the narrative beyond a gory tale of murdered children and repressed childhood trauma." It received several literary prizes, was a bestseller in hardcover and paperback, and has been termed a 'dream debut'. As of 2015 more than one million copies of In the Woods have been sold. Flavorwire, in 2014, included it in their 50 of the Greatest Debut Novels Since 1950.

The second novel, The Likeness (2008), presents the story of the debut novel's co-lead, Cassie Maddox. It quickly achieved high positions on bestseller lists in various countries and stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for several months. In its reviews of the novel, Kirkus praised its mix of "police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story". In an interview with The Guardian, French revealed that Donna Tartt's The Secret History was a source of influence on The Likeness, opening up the "landscape of friendship as something worthy of exploration and something that could be powerful enough to trigger a murder."



La detective Cassie Maddox ha sido trasladada fuera de la Brigada de Homicidios de Dublín, hasta que una llamada telefónica urgente la lleva de nuevo a una espeluznante escena del crimen.

Para sorpresa de todos, la víctima es idéntica a Cassie y, además, lleva consigo una identificación en la que aparece el nombre de Alexandra Madison, un alias que Cassie utilizó una vez como policía encubierta. Así, Cassie vuelve a trabajar de incógnito para averiguar no solo quién mató a esta joven, sino también quién era realmente. Tendrá que suplantar la identidad de la joven asesinada para investigar los principales sospechosos, cuatro peculiares universitarios.

En piel ajena es una historia de suspense que explora la naturaleza de la identidad y la pertenencia.
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BlancaMolinet | 582 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 14, 2024 |
If this isn't a well-nigh perfectly plotted mystery, I will take the orange bucket hat from the scarecrow and eat it. French creates the perfect sequel to her 2020 novel The Searcher, featuring retired and transplanted Chicago cop Cal Hooper, sometimes with and sometimes against, his neighbors in rural Ardnakelty in the west of Ireland. When Johnny, the ne'er-do-well father of his teenage protege Trey shows up after years of absence, Cal smells a rat and a rat's scheme to unearth hidden gold. The supporting cast of Cal's pubmates, his girlfriend Lena, Trey's family, a Dublin policeman, and even three beagles and two rooks, and the mountain setting, during a fierce drought, are completely absorbing. This writer knows how to unwind a plot, how to go light on the red herrings, and how to check off every box for those who appreciate suspense, mystery, and domestic thrillers.… (lisätietoja)
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froxgirl | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 12, 2024 |
This book is slow moving but worth it in the end. The ending left me unsettled. What is justice? Did Cal abandon his moral code or embrace a new definition of morality? Don't the poor an underprivileged deserve justic?
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Chrissylou62 | 111 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
Has relationship focus like Witch Elm, had me guessing until the end
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jimifenway | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2024 |



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