Category: Dublin Murder Squad

Tana French Talks About International Brat-ness and Her Books

The next little five-minute video was shot a few years ago, just before the third Murder Squad book came out. I thought Tana French pointed out some things I’m going to explore in some upcoming posts. My particular fascination was how she explains the… Continue Reading “Tana French Talks About International Brat-ness and Her Books”

Playing ‘Character Point Of View’ Tag

Strong POV characters dominate Tana French’s novels. Each of her people have definite ideas about life, love, work, and how things should be done. This allows each novel to be its own complete thing. And there’s a really cool thing French does that makes… Continue Reading “Playing ‘Character Point Of View’ Tag”

Writing a Series that Can Be Read Out-of-Order

As a reader of mysteries (and, to a lesser extent, fantasies), one of the difficulties I run into is finding a series where I don’t have to start at the beginning — like if the library or bookstore doesn’t have a copy of the… Continue Reading “Writing a Series that Can Be Read Out-of-Order”

New Year, New Mentors: Tana French

Welcome 2016!! New years are for new starts and I’m gonna kick of 2016 with a brand new batch o’mentors. First up, we have Tana French! Tana French is one of my very favorite authors. Based in Dublin, Ireland, French trained as a professional… Continue Reading “New Year, New Mentors: Tana French”

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