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The Baltimore Boys

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Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus’s first love. All at once, memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy, and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus, and his cousins Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now, he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the real story of the Baltimore Boys.

Translated from the French by Alison Anderson

(P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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A literary phenomenon
Astrid de Larminat, Figaro
Veers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived
Pascale Frey, Elle
Once again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers
Julie Malaure, Le Point
Joël Dicker really knows how to tell a great story
Stéphanie des Horts, Valeurs Actuelles
The Dicker who wrote The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was a magician, a juggler. The Dicker of The Baltimore Boys has no need of such tricks. He is not just a good writer, he is a great writer
Antonio d’Orrico, Corriere della Serra
A titan of a novel. Nabokovian. Highly recommended
Laura Fernández, El Cultural de El Mundo
A new masterstroke from Joël Dicker. The ace up his sleeve
Pierre-Yves Grenu, Culturebox
My goodness, this Joël Dicker can really spin a yarn
Marianne Grosjean, Tribune de Genève
Really compelling. A multi-layered family saga that behaves like a thriller
Frankfurter Neue Presse
A novel with the power to enthral its readers and whose characters will remain fixed in your memory
A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
It's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about
Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunit
Fanny Blake, Daily Mail on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
The book of the year
Simon Mayo on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read
Henrietta Richman, Grazia
A striking insight into America's weird class system, and a moving story of brotherhood and family rivalry
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
Immense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph
Rachael Revesz, Independent