Tre timmar (#8)
Anders Roslund (b. 1961) has published ten novels to date, as part of the successful writing duos Roslund & Hellström and Roslund & Thunberg. The newly published Three Hours is the first novel under his own name, and also the third installment about the successful infiltrator Piet Hoffman.
“Solid quality suspense from one of the most seasoned debutants of Swedish crime literature.”
Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter, Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road and Anders Roslund’s Three Hours have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth has been shortlisted in the second category, ‘Best Translated Crime Novel’.
The winning authors will be announced on November 25th.
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest national newspaper, has announced a list of this spring’s best crime novels, and on it is Anders Roslund’s Three Hours. The newspaper motivates its choice thusly:
“Anders Roslund and Börje Hellström wrote Three Seconds (2009) and Three Minutes (2016) together. Now Anders Roslund continues the series alone, and he does it brilliantly. /…/ Action and social interest, Swedish everyday life and international crime.”
Anders Roslund’s thrilling Three Hours continues to feature heavily in the top of the official Swedish bestseller lists, and on May’s hardcover list it comes in at No. 2. Niklas Natt och Dag makes a double appearance with his 1793, which is No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. Ulf Lundell’s just published Weekdays claims the No. 5 spot on the e-book list.
New on the weekly Swedish bestseller list is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, coming in at No. 3 on the list for hardcovers and No. 2 on the e-book list. Anders Roslund’s Three Hours continues to feature on the list for hardcovers. This week, the novel comes in at No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise stays on the paperback and e-book lists, coming in at No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 4 on the e-book list.
Anders Roslund’s just published Three Hours claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover list. This marks the second week at the top for the novel, which entered the list at No. 1 last week. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1793 comes in at No. 3. It also claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 5.
The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of April as well as the first week of May have been released.
For the first week of May the recently published Three Hours by Anders Roslund is No. 1 on the hardcover list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays put at No. 2 and is No. 5 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth claims the No. 3 spot on the same list.
On April’s bestselling list Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on both the hardcover list and the audiobook list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag claims the No. 1 spot with 1793.
The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list and No. 3 on the e-book list. On the hardcover list we also see the just published Three Hours by Anders Roslund, coming in at No. 5. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 continues to claim the No. 2 spot, and has climbed to No. 4 on the e-book list.
Three seconds, or three minutes, is an eternity if you control time yourself. But three hours is all too short if someone else controls them.
One quiet morning in Stockholm Ewert Grens is called to the morgue, where there’s one dead man too many, left by someone in a locked room among other dead bodies. How is that possible?
Piet Hoffmann is on a new continent. A last dangerous assignment before he leaves this world behind him. It takes him through a dry desert to a roaring sea, in a world where human lives have no value.
At home in Sweden, Zofia and the boys wait and long for their husband and father. As soon as he’s back they’ll finally have peace. It turns out to be a fraudulent sense of security and soon two little boys will have to fight to survive.
Three Hours is the difference between life and death.