Tana French (website) is an Irish crime author, who has written the Dublin Murder Squad series. She has also published two collaborative mystery books.
The author was born in 1973 in the US, however, she grew up all over the world, including in countries such as Ireland, Italy, the US, and Malawi.
She attended Trinity College in Dublin, studying acting. At some point she settled down in Ireland, moving permanently to Dublin in 1990, a place which she now considers home, where currently lives with her family, which includes her husband and two daughters.
Tana French initially started her career in acting, although she was interested in writing all her life as well. In her 30 her love of books came back with a vengeance, and she started writing her debut novel, In The Woods in the empty times between castings.
Her book was published in 2007 and it was very positively received both by readers and critics, receiving several literary prizes, including the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the Anthony Award, Macavity Award and the Berry Award. In 2015 the TV series rights have been bought by Euston Films & Veritas, and hopefully, soon we will get to watch the show inspired by In The Woods.
Her popular series includes currently 6 books, with the latest one published in 2016 under the title The Trespasser, which is one of the books included in the Goodreads Choice Awards in the mystery/thriller genre for 2016.
Here are the Tana French books in order of publication and reading.
Dublin Murder Squad series
1. In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1), 2007
2. The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2), 2008
3. Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad #3), 2010
4. Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4), 2012
5. The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5), 2014
6. The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6), 2016