Møt meg i paradis

Møt meg i paradis Meet Me in Paradise

The haunted former interrogation leader Thorkild Aske reluctantly agrees to take on the job of consulting detective for Milla Lind, a renowned Norwegian crime fiction writer. Lind’s previous consultant, also a former policeman, was killed on the job as they were working on Lind’s latest novel, a story based on the real-life case of two girls mysteriously disappearing from an orphanage. It isn’t long till Aske begins to suspect that there’s more to the case, Milla Lind, and his predecessor’s death, than he first thought.

Meet Me in Paradise is the second novel about Thorkild Aske.


  • “Beautiful and dark entertainment. /…/ Keep the name Heine Bakkeid in mind - his second crime novel is top quality Nordic noir. /…/ In this novel [Bakkeid] has included the best elements of his debut, eliminated the beginner’s blunders, and created a crime story that is extremely well executed and entertaining on several levels. This is the closest this literary critic has come to Jo Nesbø’s style and characters. The antihero Thorkild Aske evokes the same feelings we get for Nesbø’s Harry Hole as he fights against human decay and downfall. /…/ The plot is more complex and expertly concocted than in Bakkeid’s debut, and is all the more exciting for it. The plot and characters are so fascinating that it’s impossible to put the book down. /…/ Bakkeid’s prose is clean, thrilling and original, which is refreshing in a genre where it seems as if more and more authors put emphasis on action rather than style. /…/ Bakkeid has a sharp-eyed style and is in addition very funny. The cynical humor balances out the novel’s darkness and makes it a wonderful read. /…/ Bakkeid has crafted a character and a universe that has made him well deserving of a huge circle of readers.”


    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Plenty of suspense, humor and momentum /…/ Thrilling and well-written and Bakkeid makes it all come together.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “[Meet Me in Paradise] too is well-written, and it makes you want to keep reading, quickly!”

    Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway

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  • Mystery
Reading material

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Plus

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

Germany, Rowohlt

Hungary, Scolar

Italy, Giunti

Norway, Aschehoug

Poland, Sonia Draga

Russia, AST

Slovakia, Premedia

Sweden, Massolit

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