Search Results: "Tana French"


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THE TRESPASSER by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing."
A sheltered young woman comes out of her cocoon—and her transformation ends with murder. Read full book review >

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BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Released: July 24, 2012

"The novel rewards the reader's patience: There are complications, deliberations and a riveting resolution."
A mystery that is perfectly in tune with the times, as the ravages of the recession and the reach of the Internet complicate a murder that defies easy explanation within a seemingly loving household. Read full book review >

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FAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"Though French (The Likeness, 2009, etc.) plies readers with dark and stormy clichés, the charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel."
An Irish undercover cop delves into his working-class past. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Everyone is this meticulously crafted novel might be playing—or being played by—everyone else."
A hint of the supernatural spices the latest from a mystery master as two detectives try to probe the secrets teenage girls keep—and the lies they tell—after murder at a posh boarding school. Read full book review >

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THE LIKENESS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2008

"Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story."
The discovery of her murdered doppelgänger leads a Dublin detective to insert herself into the victim's life. Read full book review >

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IN THE WOODS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It's ultimately the confession of a damaged man."
The discovery of a body near a spooky wood forces a murder-squad detective in Ireland to confront his own horrific past, in an engrossing if melancholy debut. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

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FRENCH LEAVE by Anna Galvada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A slight novel with great—and eventually moving—insights into the dynamics of family life."
A family reunion of sorts, in which four siblings re-gather, reminisce and then once again split apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Surprisingly thought-provoking and original table talk from the academy."
Perhaps the ultimate refutation to anyone claiming there is a single, simple answer to the question of why France invented and continues to set the world standard for haute cuisine.Read full book review >

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FRENCH CONCESSION by Xiao Bai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A strained historical crime yarn whose central gumshoe is much too flat-footed."
Shanghai between the world wars provides the backdrop for a photographer embroiled in an underworld of gangsters, gunrunners, Communist insurgents, and two bewitching women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2002

"Outstanding: a must for cycling enthusiasts and recommended to lovers and haters of France, general sports fans, or anyone who has ever cheated at anything."
An amusing British writer creates a lively swirl of action and observation as he bicycles the route of the 2000 Tour de France. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1991

Wells, who's been presenting French food to American home cooks for several years now, turns here from the comfortable informal fare she featured in Bistro Cooking (1989) to the upscale cooking of superstar chef Joâl Robuchon's three-star Paris restaurant, Jamin. Read full book review >