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The Baltimore Boys

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6th September 2018

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780857058508

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NOVEMBER 24, 2004

The day of the tragedy. The end of a brotherhood.

The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus Goldman and his cousins Woody and Hillel. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures 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 true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys.

The stunning new novel from the author of the global bestseller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

Translated from the French by Alison Anderson


Astrid de Larminat, Figaro
A literary phenomenon
Pascale Frey, Elle
Veers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived
Julie Malaure, Le Point
Once again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers
Stéphanie des Horts, Valeurs Actuelles
Joël Dicker really knows how to tell a great story
Antonio d’Orrico, Corriere della Serra
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
Laura Fernández, El Cultural de El Mundo
A titan of a novel. Nabokovian. Highly recommended
Pierre-Yves Grenu, Culturebox
A new masterstroke from Joël Dicker. The ace up his sleeve
Marianne Grosjean, Tribune de Genève
My goodness, this Joël Dicker can really spin a yarn
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Really compelling. A multi-layered family saga that behaves like a thriller
A novel with the power to enthral its readers and whose characters will remain fixed in your memory
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals
Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph 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
Fanny Blake, Daily Mail on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunit
Simon Mayo on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
The book of the year
Henrietta Richman, Grazia
Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read
Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
A striking insight into America's weird class system, and a moving story of brotherhood and family rivalry
Rachael Revesz, Independent
Immense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph