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    Exclusive Interview with author Nicci French

    As a fan of the Frieda Klein series, I was even more interesting in interviewing who is behind the character when I learned it was a couple: Nicci French is the pen name of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French who also happen to be married. I contacted them on Twitter last week and they kindly answered five questions exclusively for Books & Reviews. Thank you! 1. What was the inspiration for Frieda Klein? Most women investigators are Dis or DCs, so why did you choose a psychotherapist? We’ve never really been interested in crime in itself. We’re more interested in the emotions that lead to crime, or result from crime.…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    Tueday’s Gone by Nicci French

    Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French is the second in the Frieda Klein series. I was sent the first three books by the publisher after she offered the third and I suggested I could do with the first two in the series as well. From Goodreads: Sometimes the mind is a dangerous place to hide. The rotting, naked corpse of a man is found amidst swarms of flies in the living room of a confused woman. Who is he? Why is Michelle Doyce trying to serve him afternoon tea? And how did the dead body find its way into her flat? DCI Karlsson needs an expert to delve inside Michelle’s mind…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein #1)

    Blue Monday by Nicci French is the first in the Frieda Klein series.The series, set in London, star psychotherapist Frieda Klein as her patients’ stories lead her to be involved in on-going investigations. I was offered the third book on the series, but since I had not read the previous installments, I asked for all the books in the series, and I got them! Thanks to Annie Harris at Viking Press for sending me all three books. From Goodreads: Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets … The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national…