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Sophie Hannah

UK flag (b.1971)

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie's novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Horror
Culver Valley Crime
1. Little Face (2006)
2. Hurting Distance (2007)
     aka The Truth-Teller's Lie
3. The Point of Rescue (2008)
     aka The Wrong Mother
4. The Other Half Lives (2009)
     aka The Dead Lie Down
5. A Room Swept White (2010)
     aka The Cradle in the Grave
6. Lasting Damage (2011)
     aka The Other Woman's House
7. Kind of Cruel (2012)
8. The Carrier (2013)
8. Pictures or it Didn't Happen (2015)
9. The Telling Error (2014)
     aka Woman with a Secret
10. The Narrow Bed (2016)
     aka The Next to Die
Sophie Hannah recommends
I Don't Know How She Does It (2002)
(Kate Reddy, book 1)
Allison Pearson
"Funny, heart-breaking, wise and delightful."
Twisted Wing (2009)
Ruth Newman
"...scary, tantalisingly unpredictable and very, very hard to put down."
The Missing (2010)
Jane Casey
"Compulsive, menacing and moving - a very satisfying psychological thriller."
Chosen (2010)
Lesley Glaister
"A stunning take on religious cults with a great psychological thriller."
Before I Go To Sleep (2011)
S J Watson
"So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant. It's so rare to read a thriller that's perfect in every detail, but this one definitely qualifies!"
Heart-Shaped Bruise (2012)
Tanya Byrne
"Intriguing and compelling."
The Husband's Secret (2013)
Liane Moriarty
"The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable."
Under a Silent Moon (2013)
(DCI Louisa Smith, book 1)
Elizabeth Haynes
"Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time."
The Silversmith's Wife (2014)
Sophia Tobin
"A dense, intricate historical thriller in the tradition of Hilary Mantel."
The Intruder (2014)
P S Hogan
"I loved it - gripping, sinister, original and brilliant."
Unravelling Oliver (2014)
Liz Nugent
"Truly excellent, beautifully written ... strongly recommended."
The Kind Worth Killing (2015)
Peter Swanson
"Gripping, elegantly and stylishly written, and extremely hard to put down!"
The Red House (2015)
(DI Chloe Frohmann, book 2)
Emily Winslow
"Perceptive and penetrating...An exert analyst of the darkest parts of the human psyche."
Things We Have in Common (2015)
Tasha Kavanagh
"A striking and highly enjoyable debut."
Friday on My Mind (2015)
(Frieda Klein, book 5)
Nicci French
"Sophisticated, gripping, addictive, crime novels that stand head and shoulder above the competition."
The Swimming Pool (2016)
Louise Candlish
"Totally gripping and truly awesome."
Stay Gone (2016)
Holly Brown
"Holly Brown's novel are irresistibly readable..."
Her Husband's Lover (2017)
Julia Crouch
"Brilliant, truly chilling."
Ragdoll (2017)
(Ragdoll, book 1)
Daniel Cole
"A high concept solution to a mystery."
The Honeymoon (2017)
Tina Seskis
"One of the world's leading experts at pulling the wool over readers' eyes until the very end."
White Bodies (2017)
Jane Robins
"Immensely gripping."
Hell Bay (2018)
(DI Ben Kitto, book 1)
Kate Rhodes
"A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline."
I Did It for Us (2018)
Alison Bruce
"Alison Bruce is fascinating. Her imagination is always unpredictable and her writing is challenging and compelling."
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (2018)
Stuart Turton
"This book blew my mind. It is utterly original and unique. I couldn't get it out of my head for days afterwards."
Bring Me Back (2018)
B A Paris
"An addictive new voice in suspense fiction."
The Man Who Didn't Call (2018)
Rosie Walsh
"Stayed up till 2am to finish it last night! Loved it . . ."
Snap (2018)
Belinda Bauer
"'Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable."
Read Me (2018)
Leo Benedictus
"A fascinating, disturbing, and original thriller that erases the boundaries of the genre and draws challenging new ones."
The Hunting Party (2018)
Lucy Foley
"Very gripping and so good on the awfulness of some long-history friendships."
The Flower Girls (2019)
Alice Clark-Platts
"Tense, intriguing and memorable. I couldn't put it down."
Final Offer (2019)
(Ingrid Skyberg, book 6)
Eva Hudson
"I was immediately struck by the plotting savvy and grip-factor of Eva Hudson's writing-she is a natural storyteller."

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