‘The Thirst’ published in Norway, Sweden and Denmark today

Today marks the beginning of the world launch of Jo Nesbø’s highly anticipated eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, The Thirst. The novel is published in Norway, Sweden and Denmark today and 18 more markets will follow in the coming months. Within the coming year, the novel will be published in a total of 34 languages.

The Thirst continues the story of No. 1 bestseller Police, Harry Hole’s last outing in 2013, which saw the maverick cop protecting those closest to him from a killer wreaking revenge on the police.

The Thirst will see Harry drawn back to the Oslo police force when a serial killer begins targeting Tinder daters with a signature killing method that leads Harry on the hunt for a nemesis from his past.

‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman continues his success on the New York Times Best Seller List with A Man Called Ove, holding firm at No. 2 also in its 63rd week, and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, following not far behind at No. 7 in its 47th week on the list.

Detective Agency No. 2 reigns supreme on the Norwegian bestseller list

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series reigns supreme on the February bestseller list for children’s books in Norway. The top 5 positions are all occupied by books from the immensely popular series for children aged 6-9. At No. 1 is the latest and eleventh book in the series, Operation Pirate. It is followed by Operation Plastic Bag at No. 2, Operation Windblast at No. 3, Operation Daffodil at No. 4, and Operation Bronze Square at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Thirst’ is breaking records

The eleventh Harry Hole novel is already breaking records: the first print-run in Norway of The Thirst will be 300 000 copies, the largest ever in Norwegian publishing history.

The Thirst is being published in Norway on March 21st. The launch event for The Thirst starts March 20th, at 22:30p.m. Readers will be able to purchase a copy as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter

New Author - Tom Malmquist

Tom Malmquist (b. 1978) is the author of In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, the bestselling novel that took the literary world by storm, and redefined what it means to write about love, longing and loss. A highly acclaimed poet, Malmquist had already been published twice before his first work of prose reached the reading audience and critics. Hailed as a “furiously beautiful” masterpiece by the press, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive became the recipient of several of Sweden’s most prestigious literary awards.

Salomonsson Agency catalogues for Spring 2017 now available

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‘The Rabbit Hunter’ and ‘The Final Word’ No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s sixth novel in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for fiction this February, with Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? following at No. 2. On the paperback list Ingar Johnsrud comes in at No. 3 with Those Who Follow, the first installment in his Fredrik Beier series.

The bestseller list for audiobooks is topped by Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, the eleventh and final novel featuring Annika Bengtzon. No. 2 on the list is Hjorth & Rosenfeldts Those Who Failed, and No. 3 is Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun. Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter makes a second appearance on the February list, on the audio book list’s No. 4 spot.

Malin Lagerlöf and Stefan Thunberg’s ‘Farang’ premieres on C-More

The drama thriller Farang premiered yesterday, Thursday March 9th, on broadcasting network C-More. The TV Series, written and created by Malin Lagerlöf and Stefan Thunberg, tells the story of Rickard, a man who was forced to flee Sweden after a bank robbery gone wrong. His decision not only means a great change to his own life, he’s also forced to leave his family behind, irreversibly changing the course of their lives as well. Ten years later Rickard is in Thailand, where he gets by as a petty criminal on the back streets of Phuket, all the while keeping his identity hidden because of the price on his head. When Rickard’s daughter Tyra, now 15 years old, suddenly shows up in front of him, Rickard has to make yet another difficult decision: should he reveal who he really is and risk his life, or try his best to cut all contact with his daughter?

Farang is available for streaming on C-More. Click the “Read more” link below to see the first two episodes.

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New titles: ‘Tales from the Loop’ and ‘Things from the Flood’

Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood are the internationally acclaimed works of Simon Stålenhag - author, concept designer, and one of the most sought-after visual storytellers in the world.

Tales from the Loop is a heady journey through fantastical landscapes eerily similar to our own, where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, machinery large and small, and dinosaurs and other creatures wander the roads and fields.

In Things from the Flood, Simon Stålenhag continues the stories of Tales from the Loop, memories of a Nordic childhood infused with strange machines and creatures from other dimensions. The focus has moved from the 80s to the 90s, a decade of great change when the outside world finally came to Scandinavia. These are tales of the trials of youth, of schoolyard hazings, of first kisses, of finding yourself - and robots.

New title: ‘The Man Who Died’

Successful mushroom entrepreneur Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. Just 37 years old, Jaakko is shocked to hear his doctor tell him that he’s dying. Moreover, the signs point to the cause being a prolonged exposure to toxins – someone has been poisoning him, slowly but surely. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a rollercoaster journey lined with outlandish characters, bizarre situations, and unexpected twists.

Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died is a thriller brimming with the black comedy of life and death, love and betrayal. Combining the suspense of Scandinavian noir tradition with a quirky, charming humor, the novel displays an entirely new side of Tuomainen’s authorship. In The Man Who Died, Aki Kaurismäki meets Arto Paasilinna in a Fargo-like novel full of thrills, dark laughs, and twists.

‘Operation Pirate’ No. 1 in Norway

Operation Pirate has sailed up to the No. 1 spot on the official Norwegian bestseller list. Operation Pirate is the 11th installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ immensely popular Detective Agency No. 2 series. The tenth installment in the series, Operation Ghost, comes in just after at No. 3.

Kim Cattrall to play the U.S. President in ‘Modus’ Season 2

Kim Cattrall will join the cast for the second season of Modus, the hit TV series based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series. In the upcoming season, Cattrall will play the U.S. President, arriving in Stockholm for a state visit. The trip soon turns out to have unexpected and devastating consequences.

Modus is produced by Miso Film. The second season is currently in production and will air this fall. Just like the first season, this season is written by the three time Emmy award winning duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe (Unit One, The Eagle, Protectors, The Team). Director is acclaimed director Lisa Siwe (The Bridge, Glowing Stars) and Håkan Lindhé.

Kim Cattrall says in today’s announcement: “I am pleased to be joining the Modus production in their second season and am looking forward to spending time in Sweden, a country I have always wanted to visit. As a fan of the great Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, I look forward to my time here.”

Read the full article in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking “Read more” below.

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‘The Einstein Mystery’ published in Norway

Ceclia, Leo and Une are exploring the old outbuilding on the grounds of the guesthouse The Pearl. No one has opened the doors to the shed for tens of years, and there’s no telling what is in there. As it turns out, the outbuilding has been hiding some secrets, big and valuable ones, with ties back to when Albert Einstein himself was a guest at The Pearl. When he left the guesthouse, he left behind a riddle so complex that still no one has managed to solve it.

But maybe the Einstein mystery isn’t actually that difficult? Everything is relative, after all. Perhaps the reader will be able to solve the riddle before Cecilia, Leo and Une can?

The Einstein Mystery is the eleventh riveting mystery in the Norwegian hit series CLUE. The CLUE series’ name comes from the first letter in each protagonist’s name: Cecilia, Leo, Une, and Une’s dog Egon. In each of the series’ books a new mystery and a new ethical question is introduced along with the thoughts of one of the world’s most well-known philosophers. The CLUE books are best selling crime fiction for younger readers aged 9-12.

‘The Flood’ published in Sweden

A man is found in front of his fireplace, a bullet hole in his chest. Strangely, he is wearing his daughter’s wedding ring on his pinkie finger. In another part of town, a funeral director is desperately searching for his brother. A brother who doesn’t seem to be missed by anyone else, and the funeral director fears might be gone forever. At the same time, a woman is struggling not to lose control over her life as her husband turns ever more dangerous. Time is running out, and it’s getting more and more difficult to protect herself and her children.

When Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht uncover a connection between the cases they’re pulled into a quickly escalating spiral of events where old sins return to haunt all involved. Someone is leaving messages for Alex, wanting to put everything to rights. But who is the anonymous writer behind the letters, and why does the perpetrator always seem to be one step ahead?

The Flood is the intensely thrilling sixth installment in the Fredrika Bergman series.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ remains at No.1 in The Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, remains at the No. 1 spot on the Dutch bestseller list for hardcover fiction, for the second consecutive week.

‘Those Who Follow’ No. 1 in Sweden

Ingar Johnsrud’s Those Who Follow has climbed to No. 1 on the Swedish bookstore Akademibokhandeln’s bestseller lists, featuring at the top of both the paperback and crime fiction lists. Those Who Follow is the first installment in the series featuring Fredrik Beier and Kafa Iqbal.

Börge Hellström (1957–2017)

Börge Hellström, our dear friend and beloved author, has passed away. Börge fought his cancer for two years before losing the battle today. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. We will miss you dearly, Börge.

Fredrik Backman dominates the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman is dominating the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback fiction with three novels on the list. A Man Called Ove rises to the No. 1 spot yet again in its 59th week, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry follows at No. 6 in its 43rd week, and for the first time on the list, Britt-Marie Was Here lands the No. 9 spot.

On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove appears at No. 4, which marks its 38th week on that particular list.