All star cast assembled for ‘Three Seconds’

It is now official that Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, Sin City), Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Suicide Squad) and Common (Selma, Suicide Squad) are all set to star in Three Seconds – the movie adaptation based on Roslund & Hellström’s best-selling novel with the same name. Andrea DiStefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) will direct.

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Leif GW Persson and Jørn Lier Horst nominated for the CWA International Dagger

Leif GW Persson and Jørn Lier Horst have been nominated for the CWA International Dagger 2017. Leif GW Persson is nominated for his stand-alone The Dying Detective, and Jørn Lier Horst for his When It Grows Dark, a prequel to his Wisting Quartet.

‘Sus’ published in Denmark

Jonas T. Bengtsson is finally back to immerse the reader in the grungy yet poetic world of Copenhagen’s lost souls. His highly anticipated fourth novel tells the story of the nineteen-year-old girl Sus. Though almost an adult in years, Sus could still be mistaken for a child, in fact routinely is. It is as if time stopped, just for her and her family. For her brother in the hospital, grenade shrapnel digging into his brain. For their father, in prison for killing their mother. But time is about to start again, and Sus has been preparing for it for a long time. When the prison gates open, she will be ready.

Sus is a story of revenge: its all-encompassing passion, purity of purpose, and untamed beauty. Award-winning Jonas T. Bengtsson’s new novel celebrates humanity at its very darkest.

‘Buried Lies’ No. 4 in Germany

Kristina Ohlsson’s Buried Lies climbs Der Spiegel’s bestseller list again, landing at No. 4 in its 6th consecutive week on the German list.

‘The Thirst’ on New York Times Best Seller list

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the US on May 9th, debuts at No. 6 on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction.

‘The Werewolf’s Secret’ No. 3 in Sweden

Kristina Ohlsson’s The Werewolf’s Secret is No. 3 on the official Swedish bestseller list for children’s fiction this April. The Werewolf’s Secret is the second installment in Ohlsson’s Monster Trilogy.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Finland

The Finnish bestseller list for April has just been announced and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on the hardcover list for translated fiction

‘The Helicopter Heist’ No. 4 in Sweden

Jonas Bonnier’s critically acclaimed The Helicopter Heist has gone straight to No. 4 on the Swedish official bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 3 in Norway and ‘The Silent Girl’ No. 3 in Slovakia

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in their Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 3 on the bestseller list for paperback fiction in Norway. Additionally, The Silent Girl, the fourth novel in the series, is No. 3 in Slovakia this week.

‘Operation Pirate’ and ‘The Einstein Mystery’ No. 1 and No. 3 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Pirate continues to rule the Norwegian children’s books bestseller list, coming in at No. 1 also on the April list. Jørn Lier Horst’s The Einstein Mystery, the recently published eleventh installment in Horst’s CLUE series for children aged 9-12, comes in at No. 3.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst remains at the No. 1 spot on the Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction in the UK this week, as well as remaining No. 1 in Ireland and New Zealand.

‘Buried Lies’ No. 5 in Germany

Kristina Ohlsson’s Buried Lies, the first book in the Martin Benner diptych, has jumped to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller lists for paperbacks in Germany.

‘Beartown’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown, published in the US just last week, has gone straight to No. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover fiction. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s first novel, continues its long-running streak on the bestseller list for paperback fiction, coming in at No. 7 in its 70th week on the list.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in New Zealand

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has shot to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in New Zealand.

‘The Helicopter Heist’ published in Sweden

Fun, thrilling and utterly captivating, The Helicopter Heist is the page-turning inside account of how four young men from the Swedish suburbs, each of a different nationality, pulled off “one of the most spectacular heists of all time” (TIME Magazine).

Until now, the four robbers have never spoken publicly about what went down before and during the audacious raid in which all emerged unscathed. Through meticulous research and countless interviews with the four men, Jonas Bonnier has crafted a wildly entertaining roller coaster ride of a novel, based on the true events of September 2009’s spectacular heist that stunned the police and turned four gangsters into heroes. “It was a heist right out of the movies: Thieves lowering from a helicopter, a huge lump of cash and an audacious twist in the plot that any crime writer would be proud of.” (CBS)

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Ireland and in Australia

Following the news that Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has gone straight to No. 1 upon publication in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Greece and the UK, Jo Nesbø is now also No. 1 in Ireland, and – for the first time ever – No. 1 on the bestseller list in Australia.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Estonia

Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, was just published in Estonia and entered the Estonian bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 1.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the UK on Thursday, has gone straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

‘Beartown’ and ‘The Thirst’ shortlisted for Book of the Year award

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst have both been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ Book of the Year award. Bonnier’s Book Clubs is the home of five Swedish book clubs, among them the biggest one in Sweden. The winning book and author will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair, on September 29th.

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Arne Dahl shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize 2017

Arne Dahl has been shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize 2017 with About a Tree. The winner will be announced on May 10th. Click on “Read more” to listen to the nominated short novels and cast your vote.

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