Anders de la Motte (b. 1971) made his debut in 2010 with [geim], which won the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ ‘First Book Award’. He is a former Police Officer and was until recently Director of Security at one of the world’s largest IT companies. He is currently an International Security Consultant. With his blend of fast-paced suspense and humor, Anders de la Motte is one of Sweden's most exciting and innovative new thriller writers. Anders de la Motte is the author of six novels so far.
|Shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award (Crime Writer of the Year - Readers’ Award) Sweden||2017|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden||2016|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden||2015|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (First Book Award) Sweden||2010|
It’s a late summer’s eve in 1990 and five childhood friends have set up camp by their secret bathing spot, a closed quarry on one of southern Sweden’s mountain ridges. The mood is effervescent, but under the surface tensions run deep. Though the evening is supposed to be a last farewell to their childhoods and each other, not everyone is ready to let go, or be left behind. When dawn breaks and the first fall rain has subsided, a body is floating in the dark waters of the quarry. The police label it a tragic accident, but not everyone is convinced.
For twenty-seven years, the accident remains an open wound in the community, a conflict waiting to catch fire. When the old chief of police is replaced by Anna Vesper, a newly arrived homicide detective from Stockholm, things start moving. Soon Anna is left with no choice but to ignore all warnings and reopen the case from that autumn in 1990. An autumn that few will admit to remembering, but nonetheless refuses to be forgotten.
Deeds of Fall is the second installment in Anders de la Motte’s series of stand-alone suspense novels set in southern Sweden.
The official Swedish bestseller list for August is in, and Lars Kepler comes in at No. 2 on the paperback list with The Rabbit Hunter. Anders de la Motte’s End of Summer is right behind at No. 3, and Fredrik Backman occupies the No. 4 spot with Beartown.
Fredrik Backman also features at No. 4 on the hardcover list with his latest novel, Us Against You. On the audio book and e-book list Jens Lapidus comes in at No. 2 and No. 3 with Top Dog. Jonas Bonnier’s The Helicopter Heist is No. 4 on the audio list.
Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You, the stand-alone sequel to Beartown, comes in at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for e-books and No. 3 on the hardcover bestseller list. Beartown also features at No. 3, on the paperback list.
Anders de la Motte’s End of Summer meanwhile occupies the No. 1 spot on the same paperback bestseller list.
The shortlist for this year’s Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category Crime Writer of the Year - Readers’ Award has been announced, and among the nominated are Stefan Ahnhem, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson. The shortlisted authors have all been selected by the public in a vote. The winning author will likewise be decided by the public, and announced on August 5th during the last day of the Crimetime festival, held on the island of Gotland.
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Late one summer night in 1983, a five-year-old boy disappears from a remote ranch on the southern Swedish plains. The only trace he leaves behind is a shoe out in the cornfields. Despite the joined efforts of the community, the boy remains missing and rumors and suspicions run wild. When the fumbling investigation is finally closed, the sorrow and uncertainty cause the boy’s family to slowly fall to pieces.
Twenty years later, the missing boy’s older sister Veronica is guiding a group therapy session in Stockholm. Suddenly a young man joins the group and begins to share stories from his childhood, bewildering memories of a boy’s disappearance. His story is frighteningly familiar and unsettles Veronica. Reluctantly she is forced to put the fragile peace she has built at risk and return to southern Sweden and the broken family she left behind. She must find the answer to the question everyone had turned away from. What really happened that summer night?
Winner of the 2015 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for best novel of the year, Anders de la Motte has returned with a new, chilling and atmospheric crime novel. End of Summer is a suspenseful novel about old wrongs and deeply buried family secrets.
Anders de la Motte’s latest novel UltiMatum was yesterday chosen as the winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2015’. Hailed as a novel of international class also by Swedish press, the Academy praised the book as a “thrilling and intricately crafted modern yarn.” UltiMatum, the second stand-alone in the series about David Sarac, is Anders de la Motte’s fifth novel to date.
Jens Lapidus’ Stockholm Delete and Anders de la Motte’s UltiMatum have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced November 22nd.
When a savaged body is found in the waters outside of the governing party’s conference centre, the case lands on detective Julia Gabrielsson’s desk. Who is the deceased and why has somebody gone to such trouble to make sure the body is unidentifiable?
UltiMatum is an adrenaline-charged and suspenseful thriller set in a ruthless world where all means are permitted in the fight for power. It is the second, stand-alone volume in the series that began with MemoRandom.