Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Croatia

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on this week’s bestseller list in Croatia.

‘1793’ shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award

Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut 1793 has 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.

To see the list of the nominees and vote for your favorite, click “Read more” below.

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‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the second week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to dominate at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the e-book list. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 also stays put at No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 5.

‘The Man Who Died’ shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award

Antti Tuomainen’s dark, thrilling and humorous The Man Who Died has been shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award. The award is given to the best humorous crime novel published in the the UK in 2017. The international crime fiction convention CrimeFest will present this award, along with other awards, at a dinner on May 19th.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the second week of April have been published, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to sit safely at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover and e-book lists. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck joins at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Meanwhile, Kristina Ohlsson appears on the paperback bestseller list this week with Unwanted at No. 2 and The Disappeared at No. 4.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 2 on Sunday Times’ bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the second consecutive week.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the first week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s newly published Macbeth dominates at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 rises to No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 4.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 2 on this week’s Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the first week of April have been released, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues its reign at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover and e-book lists. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ long-running bestseller, Operation Shipwreck, also stays put at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Meanwhile, Kristina Ohlsson continues to feature high up on the paperback bestseller list, this week with The Disappeared at No. 5.

‘The Thirst’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of March have just been released. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst climbs to No. 5 on the hardcover list for fiction, while Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Arne Dahl and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the last week of March have been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth hasn’t budged from the No. 1 spot on the hardcover and e-book list. Just behind on the hardcover list is Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ long-running bestseller, Operation Shipwreck, at No. 3. Arne Dahl’s Watching You meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the e-book list. Kristina Ohlsson continues to feature high up on the paperback bestseller list with her Unwanted, No. 3 this week.

Salomonsson Agency catalogues for Spring 2018 now available

To see Salomonsson Agency’s catalogues for Spring 2018, click the “Download our latest catalogue” links further down on the right-hand side of this page.

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes top the March children’s books bestseller list

March’s list of the most sold children’s books in Norway is out, and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes once again feature heavily at the top. At No. 1 is their most recent Detective Agency No. 2 book, Operation Shipwreck. Operation Mummy comes in not far after, at No. 4. Finally, at No. 5, is Jørn Lier Horst’s The Triangle Mystery, the twelfth CLUE book.

‘Blood on Snow’ takes home two Translated Mystery Awards in Japan

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow is the big winner of the 2017 Translated Mystery Awards in Japan, taking home both the Best Translated Mystery Award and the Best Translated Mystery – Reader’s Choice Award. The Best Translated Mystery Award winner is chosen by a jury of professional translators, while the latter is chosen by a group comprised of readers and translators alike.

New title: ‘Kata’

An about-to-hit-forty cancer ward nurse in Iceland, Kata is a woman destined for a journey of revenge. After her teenage daughter Vala goes missing, Kata throws herself into work to forget. When her daughter’s body is found at last, Kata learns the awful truth of the horrors that she suffered before dying. And as Kata listens, it’s as if her world begins to gently shift out of focus, tilt off its axis: The odyssey begins. The end destination is justice, but even more so, revenge. Revenge on her daughter’s murderers, and on all men who abuse women. Because vengeance is not a male privilege, though the hand throwing the acid nearly always is. Acting according to the device “Until men’s and women’s rights are equal, women will submit their own agenda: Defence, Punishment and Sisterhood,” Kata begins the bloody process of reclaiming womankind’s right to avenge injustices, and themselves.

When Steinar Bragi began the research work for his novel Kata, he was shocked and appalled by the Icelandic statistics for crime against women, in particular that of sexual assault cases. Kata is a novel born out of this shock, and the raw horror that hides behind the figures.

‘Sthlm Requiem’ - Kristina Ohlsson’s Fredrika Bergman novels soon a TV series

Kristina Ohlsson’s internationally bestselling crime novels about Fredrika Bergman are being turned into a TV series set to air on TV4 and C More. Sthlm Requiem, as the series will be called, will star Liv Mjönes, Jonas Karlsson and Alexej Manvelov in the lead roles.

“To see your books filmatized is the dream of every author. I’m ecstatic that such a solid venture has been made for my Fredrika Bergman crime novels. The cast is just lovely and Liv Mjönes is perfect in the role of Fredrika,” says Kristina Ohlsson.

Sthlm Requiem will be a ten-episode series, and premiere in 2019. The series will be directed by Karin Fahlén and Lisa Ohlin.

Jo Nesbø and Kristina Ohlsson No. 1 in Norway, Jørn Lier Horst and Heine Bakkeid No. 3 and No. 4

Just published in Norway last week, Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth goes straight to No. 1 on both the hardcover fiction bestseller list and e-book list. Nesbø is joined at the top by Kristina Ohlsson, whose Unwanted climbs yet again, coming in at No. 1 this week. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ thirteenth Detective Agency No. 2 book, Operation Shipwreck, comes in just below on the hardcover fiction list, claiming the No. 3 spot. Heine Bakkeid’s second novel about the haunted former interrogator Thorkild Aske, Meet Me in Paradise, features at No. 4 on the e-book list.

New title: ‘The Battle for Salajak’

In the far north of Scandinavia, deep beneath Mount Salajak, the Midgard Serpent sleeps in its great cave. Above it, the ancient race of hwitters stir in their castle, awakening from a long winter slumber. Ristin, a member of the winged elite force called mare hwitters, flies over Salajak’s icy top to welcome home the warriors returning from the human world carrying meat… fresh meat.

As the enemy wakes in the north, three young brothers plan their escape from their farm in southern Sweden. Their goal is to join the army of humans and fairies marching to stop the hwitters and their atrocities. The second oldest of the three Eck brothers, Niklis, wants to be a knave, and the oldest, Samuel, dreams of becoming a knight. The youngest brother Jöran would rather that they turned back home before Death comes for them all.

Lovisa Georgsdotter is the young daughter of the Lord of Frösön, the one who has called the army. Lovisa has found a hidden weapon in the lake Storsjön just outside the island. A lindwyrm is swimming in its depths, long as a meandering rapid, and it comes to her call as Lovisa blows her birch horn.

The army marching northwards becomes the focal point around which destinies meet and intertwine only to be pulled down into the bottomless abyss beyond Salajak known as Jarmaland. In its icy and dark depths, the underworld’s goddess Hel rules supreme, and a secret as old as time waits for the adventurer brave enough to discover it.

Johan Theorin’s The Jarmaland Chronicles is an irresistible invitation to experience Scandinavia in the fourteenth century, a time when the perils of war, court intrigues, and the plague were as tangible as the danger of bumping into trolls, fairies, wravers and lindwyrms. A thrilling fantasy adventure series with an unbeatable historical edge, The Jarmaland Chronicles begins with the first installment, The Battle for Salajak.

New author - Maja Säfström

Maja Säfström (b. 1987) is the New York Times bestselling illustrator and author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts. Säfström’s playful and irresistible style has won her a tremendous international following on social media, widespread critical acclaim and multiple awards. Säfström works as a full-time illustrator and runs her own shop in central Stockholm.

Michael Katz Krefeld winner of the People’s Choice Award

Michael Katz Krefeld is the official winner of the Danish Crime Book Festival’s (Krimimessen) People’s Choice Award 2018. The ten nominees are chosen by crime fiction bloggers, and the winner was announced during last weekend’s Krimimessen in Horsens.