‘For the Dead’ No. 8 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s second Charlie Lager novel For the Dead comes in at No. 8 for the second consecutive week on the Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks in Germany.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Anders Roslund land the No. 1 spot in e-book, No. 2 spot in hardcover and No. 3 spot in audio on the Swedish bestseller lists, with his novel Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock meanwhile features at No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. In the paperback category Roslund is also joined by Simona Ahrnstedt, who comes in at No. 8 with Just a bit More.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger's third Blix & Ramm novel Unhinged keeps going strong in Norway, coming in at No. 1 in e-book and No. 3 in hardcover on this week's bestseller lists. Horst also makes an appearance at No. 4 in hardcover, with his and Hans Jørgen Sandnes' The Search for the Last Dinosaur, as well as at No. 4 in paperback with The Inner Darkness. In paperback he is further joined by Jo Nesbø, who claims the No. 3 spot with Knife and Stefan Ahnhem who nabs the No. 5 spot with his_ X Ways to Die_.

‘For the Dead’ No. 8 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s second Charlie Lager novel For the Dead is No. 8 on this week’s Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks in Germany.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week Anders Roslund reigns the Swedish bestseller lists, claiming the No. 1 spot in both hardback and e-book as well as the No. 5 in audio with his recently published Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock also features at No. 2 in paperback and No. 8 in e-book. Lina Bengtsdotter's newly published Beatrice meanwhile makes an appearance in audio at No. 2, whilst Simona Ahrnstedt stays put at No. 6 in the paperback category with her Just a Bit More.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

This week Unhinged, the third and recently published Blix & Ramm novel by Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, stays firmly put in No. 1 in e-book and No. 2 in hardcover on the Norwegian bestseller lists, whilst its predecessor Smoke Screen makes an appearance at No. 9 in paperback. Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes' The Search for the Last Dinosaur features at No. 4 on the hardcover list. In the paperback category, for the second week running, we also find Jo Nesbø's Knife in the No. 3 spot, Jørn Lier Horst's The Inner Darkness at No. 4 and Stefan Ahnhem's_ X Ways to Die_ at No. 5.

Horst & Sandnes, Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers the most sold of the decade in Norway

There’s no disputing that the biggest children’s books duo of the decade in Norway is Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes. The author/illustrator duo’s series about Detective Agency No. 2 claims a whopping 17 placements on the top 100 list of most sold titles 2010-2020. Fourteen of those titles are in the top 50, and four in the top 10, with Operation Thundercloud coming in at No. 4, Operation Summer Island at No. 6, Operation Shadowman at No. 9, and Operation Sunset at No. 10.

Horst & Sandnes are not the only ones to feature several times over on the list: Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers also appear multiple times, staking their claim as trendsetters within children’s fiction. Jo Nesbø grabs 4 spots with his Doktor Proctor series, and Bobbie Peers nabs 2 with his William Wenton series.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders Roslund holds the most top placements on the official bestseller lists in Sweden. Roslund’s Sweet Dreams is not only No. 1 in hardcover, it’s No. 1 in e-book as well, and No. 2 in audio. The prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 2 in paperback and No. 4 in e-book. Joining Roslund on the paperback list is Simona Arhnstedt, whose Just A Bit More stays firmly put at No. 6.

The June bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of June saw Anders Roslund appear with two books on the bestseller lists: Knock Knock at No. 7 on the paperback list, and Sweet Dreams at No. 7 in audio and No. 10 in e-book. Stina Jackson likewise grabbed a spot on the e-book bestseller list, coming in at No. 8 with The Last Snow.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler among the most sold of the decade in Norway

It’s official: Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler are three of the most sold authorships in Norway during the last decade. On the top hundred list for best selling fiction titles, Nesbø claims a whopping 8 placements, while Horst grabs 7, and Kepler 3. Among Nesbø’s featured titles, two are in the top three: Police, at No. 2, and Phantom, at No. 3.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s just published third Blix & Ramm novel, Unhinged, jumps straight to No. 1 on the e-book bestseller list in Norway, and starts off its upcoming streak on the hardcover list at No. 2. Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Last Dinosaur meanwhile shifts one placement, to No. 3.

On the paperback list, Jo Nesbø’s Knife is No. 3, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4, and lastly Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die at No. 5.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund dominates the bestseller lists in Sweden this week, coming in at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book list with Sweet Dreams, which is also No. 5 in hardcover. The novel’s prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 3 on the paperback list, where Roslund is joined also by Simona Arhnstedt. Ahrnstedt’s just published paperback edition of Just a Bit More is No. 6 on the list.

Teaser of the most anticipated Norwegian TV show of 2021

The June bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes once more make an appearance at No. 1 on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books in Norway. This time it is their most recent The Search for the Last Dinosaur, an activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, that grabs the top spot. Operation Trickster appears on the list as well, coming in at No. 6.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The sixth activity book in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series, The Search for the Last Dinosaur, stays firmly put at No. 1 on the weekly bestseller list for hardcovers in Norway. The paperback bestseller list sees more movement as Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die shoots to No. 3. Right after it comes Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4, and Jo Nesbø’s Knife at No. 5.

Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen attached to Evil Doghouse Studios project

Evil Doghouse Studios has secured the rights to the popular Norwegian book series about eco-terrorist Rino Gulliksen, written by author Lars Lenth. Norwegian director Geir Henning Hopland (Netflix’s Lilyhammer, Magnus) and screenwriter Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen (Magnus, Cabin Life) are attached to the project, which is currently in development as a scripted series.

‘Beatrice’ published in Sweden

Detective Charlie Lager is struggling with her personal demons when she is called to Karlstad, where a nine-month-old girl has gone missing. The parents are in a state of shock and media is in a frenzy. As promising leads end up going nowhere, Charlie begins to feel like no one actually wants to speak the truth about the missing baby, Beatrice. With each passing hour, the chance of finding the infant alive becomes less likely and Charlie is forced to push herself to the limits.

Beatrice is a story about broken souls, betrayals and cut family ties – the most breathtaking and thrilling work of award-winner Lina Bengtsdotter to date.

‘Marcella’ season 3 on Netflix

The crime drama Marcella has been lauded for its gripping narrative, multi-layered characters, engrossing subplots, and shocking twists. Created by Swedish screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, the show has generated two successful seasons and is now back on Netflix with season 3.

The series stars Anna Friel as Marcella, a police detective who suffers violent blackouts as a result of her dissociative identity disorder, but that doesn’t stop her from going up against some truly twisted killers. Season three will see Marcella operating in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, under the name of Keira, and has managed to infiltrate the infamous Maguire crime family. As Marcella investigates their activities, questions are raised about how much of her old self she has left behind. Will her past come back to haunt her once again?

‘The Emigrants’ to premiere in 2021

Last year it was revealed that there will be a remake of The Emigrants, the beloved Swedish period drama based on Vilhelm Moberg’s classic novel. It is now official that the shooting will begin in September, and the premiere has been set for Christmas Day, 2021.

The Emigrants will be directed by Erik Poppe and the screenplay written by Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anne Bache-Wiig. Lisa Carlehed and Gustaf Skarsgård will portray Kristina and Karl-Oskar. Also among the cast are Sofia Helin and Liv Ullmann.

‘Unhinged’ published in Norway

Investigator Sofia Kovic has uncovered a connection between several murder cases and deaths in Oslo during the last year and a half. She tries to call her closest superior, Alexander Blix, not yet wanting to involve anyone else in the police. But before Blix has time to call her back, Kovic is shot and killed in her own home. It appears to be an outright execution. And in the apartment below, Blix’s daughter Iselin narrowly escapes the fate of becoming the killer’s next victim.

Four days later, Blix and crime journalist Emma Ramm are locked inside an interrogation room, seated across from The National Criminal Investigation Service. Blix has shot and killed a man, and Ramm saw it all happen. In the hospital, Iselin’s life hangs in the balance. Blix no longer knows who among his closest allies he can trust. Worse, he doesn’t know if Iselin will pull through. And not even Blix himself is certain that he killed the right man.

Unhinged is the third installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s internationally bestselling Blix & Ramm series.