There is about The Dry something mythic and valiant

Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald

The Dry is a breathless page-turner

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

With The Dry, Jane Harper immediately takes her place among the elites in the mystery world

John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Fall

The Dry ... shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country

Michael Robotham, CWA Gold Dagger winner, bestselling author of Life or Death

If her writing was any sharper, it would cut


Jane Harper


Jane is one of Australia’s leading fiction authors. Her first novel, The Dry, won a multitude of awards including the ABIA Australian Book of the Year (2017) and the Indie Book Awards Book of the Year (2017). Film rights have been optioned to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.
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The Dry chapter 1

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The Dry reviewed

quotegraphicThe New York Times

Harper has made her own major mark long before any film version of The Dry comes along
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quotegraphicThe Guardian

A sense of place so vivid you can almost feel the blistering heat add up to a remarkably assured debut
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quotegraphicSyd Morning Herald

There is about The Dry something mythic and valiant ... a quintessential Australian story beautifully told
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That's Gold!

Jane Harper's The Dry named ABIA Book of the Year

The Dry: ABIA Book of the Year

The Dry named the Australian Book Industry Association's Book of the Year, and General Fiction title of the Year. More...


The pointy end

The Dry makes the short list for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger award.

Tour Dates

Jane Harper Australian Tour 2017

Force of Nature

Jane to meet readers and speak about her next novel, Force of Nature. More...

Making news

The perfect crime

The perfect crime

The Dry wins three of Australia's most prestigious crime writing awards. More...

Force of Nature cover revealed

Force of Nature cover revealed

The Australian cover for Force of Nature, Jane's second novel, is unveiled More...

Jane on BBC Radio 2

Jane on BBC Radio 2

Jane joins Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2's Book Club to discuss The DryClick here