Frank Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He is the author of Death and the Maiden, Vienna Twilight, Vienna Secrets, Fatal Lies, and Vienna Blood, as well as five works of nonfiction and two previous novels, Killing Time and Sensing Others. He is a recipient of a Writers' Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2000 he won the New London Writers' Award (London Arts Board). His books have been shortlisted for both the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and for the Edgar award. Tallis lives in London.
"An engrossing portrait of a legendary period as well as a brain teaser of startling perplexity . . . In Tallis's sure hands, the story evolves with grace and excitement. . . . A perfect combination of the hysterical past and the cooler-but probably more dangerous-present" --Chicago Tribune "[An] elegant historical mystery . . . stylishly presented and intelligently resolved." -- The New York Times Book Review "[A Death in Vienna is] a winner for its smart and flavorsome fin-de-siecle portrait of the seat of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and for introducing Max Liebermann, a young physician who is feverish with the possibilities of the new science of psychoanalysis." -- The Washington Post "Frank Tallis knows what he's writing about in this excellent mystery. . . . His writing and feel for the period are top class." -- The Times (London)