The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s just published Knife grabs two No. 1 spots on the weekly bestseller lists of week 23. The novel comes in first both in hardcover and in e-book. The paperback list’s No. 1 placement goes to Jørn Lier Horst’s The Innermost Room. Jørn Lier Horst also appears together with Hans Jørgen Sandnes on the hardcover list, where their latest activity books for children, The Search for the Magician’s Tome, is No. 5.

Lars Kepler meanwhile appears at No. 2 on the paperback list with Lazarus. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth follows not far behind at No. 4.

The last list, the one for nonfiction, sees Hedvig Montgomery’s The Kindergarten Age climb again, ending up at No. 4 this time.

Fredrik Backman No. 4 in Sweden

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People continues to feature on the Swedish bestseller lists. The stand-alone novel comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list for week 23.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Russia

Jo Nesbø’s Knife, published by Inostranka in Russia, is No. 1 on Moscow Books’ bestseller list. Moscow Books is one of the leading book shops and retailers in Russia.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Denmark

The official Danish bestseller list for the first week of June is in and Jo Nesbø’s Knife, published by Modtryk on June 6th, went straight to No. 1 on the list for hardcover fiction.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Slovakia

Jo Nesbø’s new Harry Hole novel, Knife, was published by Ikar in Slovakia yesterday and went straight to No. 1 on the Slovak bestseller list.

Fredrik Backman on the Swedish bestseller lists

Week 22’s (May 27th - June 2nd) Swedish bestseller lists has Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People climbing in ebook, bouncing back up to No. 3 this week, and coming in at No. 4 in audio.

The May bestseller lists in Sweden

The official May bestseller lists see Fredrik Backman appear at No. 3 in Hardcover with Anxious People. The novel is also No. 3 on the ebook list, and No. 5 on the audio one. Backman is joined by Lundell, whose Weekdays 2 is No. 5 on the hardcover list and No. 4 in ebook.

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger No. 1 in Norway

Death Deserved, the first installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Blix & Ramm series, is No. 1 on the official Norwegian paperback bestseller list also this week.

Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’ released today

Today is the worldwide release date of the album that Tim “Avicii” Bergling was working on before he passed away. The posthumous album, Tim, is a 12-track collection of new music, including collaborations with Chris Martin, Imagine Dragons and Aloe Blacc among others.

All profits from sales of the album will go towards the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Click here to listen to the full album on Spotify.

‘Knife’ published in Norway

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel – the only woman he’s ever loved – has ended it with him, permanently. He’s been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it’s in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison – free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off.

But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken blackout, with blood on his hands, it’s only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

Knife is the twelfth installment in the Harry Hole series.

‘For the Missing’ No. 9 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s For the Missing is No. 9 on this week’s Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the Martha Award by Denmark’s largest book retailer Bog & idé. The Martha Award is an extraordinary author award since it honors Bog & idé and the Danish readers’ favorite author. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. The winner will be announced later this year.

‘To Him Who Knocks’ published in Sweden

Defense attorney Martin Benner has a weakness for antiques. When his friend Henry dies, Martin is given an offer too good to turn down: to take over Henry’s partial ownership of an antiques store in New York. But his good fortune is short-lived – a man shows up claiming that Henry didn’t die from illness but was murdered. At the same time Martin notices that he’s being watched. Someone is leaving footprints in the snow around his house and his surveillance equipment is sabotaged.

Martin is soon drawn into a feverish hunt for the truth about Henry. His search brings him to a series of supposedly closed hotels with shady business occurring on their premises, a church with too much power, and antiquities containing deadly secrets. The line between truth and lie and friend and enemy grows ever more blurred.

Who was Henry Schiller? And was there more to his death than meets the eye?

To Him Who Knocks is Kristina Ohlsson’s third book about Martin Benner and a riveting and intricate crime novel about a past that won’t let itself be forgotten.

‘Macbeth’ shortlisted for the Public Book Awards in Greece

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth has been shortlisted for the Greek Public Book Awards in the ‘Translated Novel’ category, alongside Stephen King, Paul Auster, Elena Ferrante and others. The readers’ choice-awards are organized by Public, the biggest book retailer in Greece, and the winners will be announced on June 13th at an awards ceremony in Athens.

Emma Karinsdotter shortlisted for the 2019 Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award

Emma Karinsdotter’s The Isle Of A Thousand Stars has been shortlisted for the 2019 Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award. The Swedish Radio’s Children’s Novel Award is an annual award and the winning author and title will be decided by a jury of children from fifth and sixth grade. The winner will be announced on November 1st.

‘The Search for the Magician’s Tome’ published in Norway

The Magician’s Tome disappeared a long, long time ago. In it, Fredrik Fernando the Great recorded all his magic tricks: for example, how to saw a lady in two – and then put her back together again. Everyone who reads the book will know the secret behind the trick. But the tome also contains other terribly valuable secrets… and Detective Agency No. 2 aren’t the only ones looking for it.

The Search for the Magician’s Tome is the fifth activity book in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series.

Fredrik Backman on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists of week 21 (May 20th-26th) see Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People appear at No. 4 on the hardcover list, No. 4 on the e-book list, and No. 5 on the audio list.