Tana French

Tana French

This is a complete list of Tana French books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Tana French Books

March 5th, 2024: The Hunter

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Tana French Biography

Tana French was born on May 10th, 1973 and is currently 50 years old. Tana French was born in Burlington, Vermont, USA. French attended Trinity College Dublin where she trained in acting.

Tana French is the author of the Dublin Murder Squad series which currently consists of 6 novels. The Dublin Murder Squad series started in 2007 with the novel In the Woods. The most recently released novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series was The Trespasser / Intrusion which was released in 2016. There are no upcoming novels for the Dublin Murder Squad series.

Tana French Awards & Accolades

Tana French was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2017. French's books have won multiple awards, In the Woods won the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 2008 as well as the Macavity Award - Best First Mystery in 2008, Anthony Award - Best First Mystery in 2008, Barry Award - Best First Novel in 2008. Broken Harbour won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller, in 2012.

The following novels by Tana French were also nominated for these awards:

  • In the Woods: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2007).
  • Faithful Place: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2010). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2011). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2011). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2011).
  • Broken Harbour: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2012). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (2013).
  • The Secret Place: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2014). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2015).
  • The Trespasser / Intrusion: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2016).
  • The Witch Elm: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2018).
  • The Searcher: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2020).

Tana French F.A.Q

When was Tana French Born? How old is Tana French?

Tana French was born on May 10th, 1973. Tana French is currently 50 years old.

Where was Tana French Born?

Tana French was born in Burlington, Vermont, USA and is American.

What book awards has Tana French won?

In the Woods: Edgar Award Best First Novel (2008), Macavity Award Best First Mystery (2008), Anthony Award Best First Mystery (2008), Barry Award Best First Novel (2008).
Broken Harbour: Los Angeles Times Book Prize Best Mystery/Thriller (2012).

What was the first book Tana French wrote?

The first novel written by Tana French was In the Woods, published in 2007.

What was the most recent book Tana French wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Searcher on October 6th, 2020.

Will there be any more books by Tana French?

Tana French has a new book coming out on March 5th, 2024 called The Hunter.

How many books has Tana French written?

Tana French has written 9 books. 6 books in the Dublin Murder Squad Series, 3 Standalone Novels.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    The Broken Harbor may well be Tana’s best book. Like The Witch Elm, there is so much more going on than just a mystery, as there is some fascinating social commentary.

    Every character she writes, with strengths and flaws are concisely described, with her story always gripping and fluid. You never want her stuff to end yet can’t stop reading until you get to the end.

    In some of her novels, she does a great job of slowly giving the reader time getting to know every single one of her key players.

    Cassie Maddox is a fantastic character that I would like to see return, why has there never been a sequel?

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    The Searcher by Tana French is a spellbinding , nuanced and eerie work that has to be among her best works.
    French stays away from the chaos of traditional crime fiction and writes a classic novel. The lead is a traveler that reveals the shadowy side of a small town imbued with a simmering menace. The storytelling is atmospheric and there is an unexpectedly moving friendship reminiscent of peat blogs.
    I love the novel as it differs from her previous works in its sparseness of setting as compared to the The Witch Elm’s gathered family or the bustle and chaos of Dublin Murder Squad. I found it an addictive novel and could not stop turning the pages.
    The novel is a creepy story that is written in slow burn style that focuses on the mystery as much as the character’s lives. Packed full of shocking reveals, twists and turns, this has to be one of my favorite Tana French novels.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    In her debut novel In the Woods, Tana French walks between police procedural and psychological thriller.
    The author carefully develops a complex personality for her characters with a past, a sense of humor and you can help but wonder what happens to the detective more than how the case ends.
    In The Woods is an excellent read marking the debut of thrilling psychological suspense.
    The series tells the story of three children who went missing in the woods in the outskirts of Dublin.
    Adam Ryan was the only surviving member of the three children, and there has been no sign of the other two for over 20 years.
    The 2019 adaptation of the Dublin Murders starring Killian Scott is a real crime thriller series.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series started off strong and has not slowed at all since then, with each new book showing off more of her taut and intriguing writing. This series is different from most in that the leads are not always the same characters from book to book, and are sometimes quite different people from who carried the previous volume. Even still, the leads are always both flawed and empathic people, who make getting into the crimes and understanding their direction very easy. This is a series that has just started out but I hope to see continue for a while to come. The new television series based on the series, called Dublin Murders, should help keep interest alive and draw in new readers. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    Tana French’s ability to evoke sadness is disturbing. Hers are not the first sad books I’ve read. But Tana is different. The tragic stories I’ve encountered thus far are predictable. You can tell that the author is trying to pull at your heartstrings.

    With Tana, the sadness has a way of sneaking up on you. You never see it coming, which is an incredible skill. I think the author’s characterization is to blame. You cannot help but care for her protagonists.

    And when certain things (that I won’t spoil) occur, you are left with a hollow but surprisingly painful sensation. Tana manipulates your emotions without tumbling into melodramatic territory. She’s a true master.

    Author Insights

    The highest rated book by Tana French on Book Notification is The Trespasser / Intrusion, the 6th novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series.

    The most read book by Tana French on Book Notification is In the Woods, the 1st novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series.

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