The Dry makes the Australian Outback come alive and breeds respect for its survivors.

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

I absolutely loved The Lost Man. I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!

Liane Moriarty, New York Times No.1 bestselling author of Big Little Lies

In just a couple of years, Jane Harper has soared into the first rank of contemporary crime writers

Sunday Times

Harper's intricate, beautifully woven mystery is a little masterpiece

Daily Mail

Harper has already made her own major mark

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

In The Lost Man, Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry

Weekend Australian

Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land

Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Jane Harper, author of The Lost Man, The Dry and Force of Nature

Jane Harper


Jane Harper is the author of international bestsellers The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year.
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The Lost Man reviews

quotegraphicThe Guardian

Jane Harper's third novel is another splendid slice of outback noir.
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quotegraphicNZ Herald

A classic work of fiction by one of the finest novelists now working.
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She has done it again. The Lost Man is Jane Harper's best novel yet.
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Outback intrigue

The Lost Man

A mysterious death in the Queensland desert kicks off highly anticipated Aussie thriller. More...


Setting informs plot

Jane discusses The Lost Man with The New York Times. More...

Movie latest

Eric Bana headshot

Bana on board

Aussie screen legend to play Aaron Falk in The Dry  film. More...

Making news

Crime spree

Crime spree

The Lost Man a winner at the Ned Kelly and Davitt awards. More...

Thrilling win

Thrilling win

The Lost Man  named year's Best Paperback Original Novel. Click here

Barry brilliant

Barry brilliant

The Dry  wins Best First Mystery award in the US. Click here

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