Jeff Abbott


Jeff Abbott is American. After the publication of his first novel, he received prestigious awards and enjoyed his peers’ recognition. This Texan reached fame in France with Panic. Then came Fear, Collision and Trust Me, establishing him as a major crime writer. Adrenaline is his twelfth novel and the first one in a new series with agent Sam Capra as the chief investigator.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

”I started killing people on paper by the time I was ten. I would write about investigations on a small note book, usually during maths classes. Systematically, the teacher would confiscate the book and hand it back to me at the end of the day. But she read the stories, and the day before the summer break, as she gave me back my book for the last time, she said, ‘Keep on writing.’ ”


Crime favourites

Film: Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Book: The Glass Key, by Dashiell Hammett

Author: Patricia Highsmith, my friend and fellow Texan.