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 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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TV spotlight

Jane Harper on Studio 10

Studio 10, The Daily Edition

Jane discusses the success of The Dry, movie deals with Reese Witherspoon and the launch of her new novel, Force of Nature. More...


Lucky break

Jane meets Marian Keyes, one of her all-time favourite authors, at Beaumaris Books.

She dunnit

Jane and The Dry win the Gold Dagger award

Gold Dagger win

Jane awarded coveted top international crime writing prize on debut. 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