Pythians anvisningar (#3)
The Pythia’s Instructions
Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson (b. 1974) and Håkan Axlander Sundquist (b. 1965). Previously, Håkan has worked as a sound engineer, musician and artist, and Jerker as the producer of Håkan’s electro punk band iloveyoubaby! and a prison librarian. The two are now full-time writers, but also run an art gallery together.
Erik Axl Sund is the author of The Crow Girl, The Hunger Fire and The Pythia’s Instructions. Together, the novels form the highly praised and internationally best-selling trilogy about Victoria Bergman, and were merged into a single volume called The Crow Girl.
The Crow Girl trilogy received the ‘Special Award’ from the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers in 2012. The academy highlighted the trilogy’s “hypnotically captivating psychoanalysis in crime fiction form.”
Erik Axl Sund has in addition to the Crow Girl trilogy written Glass Bodies, the first stand-alone installment in a new series around the theme of melancholy.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’.
The winning author will be announced on November 24th.
16-year-olds Nova and Mercy are in a stolen car, speeding away from the facility where another young woman has gone missing. The two are being chased. Maybe they have always been, from day one.
Detective Kevin Jonsson has been handed a new case concerning online sex trade. He has to find the Puppet Master – a person using false identities to procure tapes and pictures of young girls. The investigation leads Jonsson to Nova and Mercy, but also forces him to confront secrets from his own past.
Porcelain Dolls is a dark suspense novel about the side of society most would rather pretend doesn’t exist. No. 1 international bestseller Erik Axl Sund’s latest work is a deep-dive into a merciless Sweden, trafficking, and the sex industry, but also the story of an undying friendship and hope.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s The Undesired have both been shortlisted for The Mörda Award for ‘Captivating Crime in Translation’. The winning novel will be announced on July 22nd at Harrogate. To vote for your favorite, click the “Read more” button below.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been chosen by the New York Post as one of this summer’s must-read books. Calling it one of the “buzziest books” of the season, the Post hails the novel as “an extraordinary, complex, unpredictable piece of work.”
The Crow Girl, a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy, will be published in the US on June 14th.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been hand-picked by The Observer as their Thriller of the Month. The Observer’s reviewer goes even further in his praise of the sinister thriller, saying it’s “very likely to be the most disturbing book you’ll read all year.”
Published on April 4 in the UK, The Crow Girl is a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy.
Author duo Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been hand-picked by The Wall Street Journal as one of five books predicted to become the world’s biggest thriller of 2016. Set to be published June 14 in the US and April 4 in the UK, the novel will consist of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy.
Swedish author duo Erik Axl Sund’s Victoria Bergman trilogy is the 10th most successful crime series in Germany of the last 3 years. To read more about the series and Erik Axl Sund, click here.
Following its publication in Germany last week, Glass Bodies has already climbed to No. 2 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list. Glass Bodies is the first stand-alone installment in Erik Axl Sund’s new Melancholia trilogy.