Nicci French Profile and Books

Nicci French is the name used by the husband and wife team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Together they write psychological thrillers and after 14 stand-alone novels have now embarked on a series.

Both Gerrard and French studied literature at Oxford University and then worked in journalism. The couple married in 1990. Nicci Gerrard has two children from a previous marriage – Edgar and Anna, and they have another two daughters together – Hadley and Molly.

In addition to the novels published under the name Nicci French, both Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have novels/non-fiction books published in their own names.

By Nicci French:

Frieda Klein series


  • The Memory Game (1997)
  • The Safe House (1998)
  • Killing Me Softly (1999)
  • Beneath the Skin (2000)
  • The Red Room (2001)
  • The People Who Went Away (short story) (2001)
  • Land of the Living (2003)
  • Secret Smile (2003)
  • Catch Me When I Fall (2005)
  • Losing You (2006)
  • Until It’s Over (2007)
  • Speaking Ill of the Dead (short story) (2008)
  • What To Do When Someone Dies (2008)
  • Complicit/ The Other Side of the Door(US) (2009)

By Nicci Gerrard:

  • Into The Mainstream: How Feminism Has Changed Women’s Writing (non-fiction) (1989)
  • Things We Knew Were True (2003)
  • Soham: A Story of Our Time (non-fiction) (2004)
  • Solace (2005)
  • The Moment You were Gone (2007)
  • The Winter House (2009)
  • Missing Persons (2011)

By Sean French:

  • Patrick Hamilton (non-fiction) (1993)
  • Fatherhood: Men Write about Fathering (non-fiction) (1994)
  • The Imaginary Monkey (1994)
  • Bardot (non-fiction) (1995)
  • The Dreamer of Dreams (1996)
  • The Terminator (1996)
  • Jane Fonda: A Biography (non-fiction) (1998)
  • The Faber Book of Writers on Writers (non-fiction) (1999)
  • Start From Here (2004)


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