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Laird Koenig

Author of The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

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Laird Koenig (September 24, 1927 in Seattle) is an American author and screenwriter.

Born in the United States to Seattle (Washington), Laird Koenig began to write for the theater, film and television. Then, in collaboration with Peter L. Dixon, he published his first thriller: The Children are Watching (filmed as Attention, les enfant son regarement) for which he received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category in 1972. It was made ​​into a film, as was his second novel: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. This was followed by other successful novels: The front door, The Isles of refuge, Labyrinth Hotel. Laird Koenig divides his time between California and Paris. He has been less prolific since the release of the Rising Sun (1986), but has instead dedicated himself to another activity: scriptwriting for film and television, and theater.

Hailed from its inception as an exceptional writer, Laird Koenig did gravitate most of his work around a world apart, that of childhood. Victims or murderers of love, heroes find favor in the eyes of the reader, transported to the other side of the mirror can only agree to this childish violence, hope, hope for the salvation of these criminals in spite of themselves ... Whether on the desolate coast of Cornwall, in Long Island, Japan in the Second World War or in the heart of New York, the heroes fight against a hostile fate. Abducted children, victims of a guru or a maniac, their salvation depends on suspense, the reader does not come out unscathed. This talent to upset the moral values ​​of the drive and put it on the side of the innocent hands dirty making novels Laird Koenig also endearing, and gives it an exceptional place in crime fiction ...
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