Joel Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Fran aise and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens. It has sold more than 3.6 million copies in 42 countries. The Baltimore Boys, at once a prequel and a sequel, has sold more than 750,000 in France. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is now a major SkyWitness series starring Patrick Dempsey.
The book of the yearAn expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunnit - Daily MailA top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals - The TimesShould delight any reader who has felt bereft since finishing Gone Girl, or Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy - MetroIt's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about - Daily TelegraphUnimpeachably terrific . . . A playful, page-turning whodunit . . . If Norman Mailer had been accused of murder and Truman Capote had collaborated with Dominick Dunne on a tell-all about it, the result might have turned out something like this - New York TimesDicker's bestseller features a labyrinthine murder mystery and a book-within-a-book subplot . . . It's energetically written and cleverly constructed. - Mail on Sunday