Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, was educated at Trinity College, Ireland and lives in that country but is originally from the United States. That surprising fact made clear the sensation I had that she was writing to an American audience in her choice of language although the setting is clearly Irish. Her award-winning first book, In the Woods, is the quintessential psychological police procedural introducing Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox. With an evocative setting and mood, it proceeds deliberately building suspense towards its resolution.
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