Hjorth & Rosenfeldt

Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt make up the celebrated Swedish crime writing duo known as Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling series about Psychological Profiler Sebastian Bergman. The Sebastian Bergman series has sold more than 4 million copies in 34 languages.

Michael Hjorth (b. 1963) is one of Sweden’s most famous film and TV producers and a renowned screenwriter whose work includes the screenplays to several of Henning Mankell’s Wallander films.

Hans Rosenfeldt (b. 1964) is Sweden’s leading screenwriter and the creator of the most successful Scandinavian TV-series ever: the award-winning crime series Bron (The Bridge), which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.

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The November bestseller lists in Sweden

On the official bestseller lists for November, Lars Kepler and Lazarus come in at No. 1 in the hardcover, audio and e-book categories. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 2 in the same three categories, and Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love is No. 4 in hardcover. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter is No. 4 on the e-book list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for the last week of November have been announced, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is back at No. 1 in hardcover and audio. Kepler also places second on the e-book list. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice appears at No. 4 on the hardcover list, additionally claiming the fourth and fifth place on the audio and e-book lists. Last in the hardcover category’s top five is Jonas Gardell and In Memory of an Unconditional Love, at No. 5.

The paperback list sees Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road shoot to No. 2. Jackson’s debut novel comes in fourth on the e-book list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman also features on the paperback list, claiming the No. 3 spot.

Finishing this week’s bestseller list roundup is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, No. 3 in the audio category.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Jonas Gardell, and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Today the official Swedish bestseller lists for week 46 and 47 (November 12-25th) were released. Week 46’s lists saw Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 2 on the hardcover list and at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book lists. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice came in at No. 3 on the hardcover and audio lists, claiming also the No. 2 spot on the e-book one. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman made a repeat appearance at No. 2 on the paperback list.

Week 47’s lists feature an extended cast of bestselling authors and titles: Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, and Niklas Natt och Dag stay put on the hardcover, e-book, audio and paperback lists, but are also joined by Jonas Gardell, whose In Memory of an Unconditional Love climbs the hardcover list once more to claim the No. 4 spot. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter comes in just after, at No. 5. Dead of Winter also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Leif GW Persson and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

The second week of November sees Lars Kepler repeat last week’s feat of claiming three No. 1 placements on the official Swedish bestseller lists. Lazarus comes in first on the hardcover, e-book and audio list. It is closely followed by the sixth novel in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Sebastian Bergman series, A Higher Justice, which can be found at No. 2 on three lists as well: hardcover, e-book and audio. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman likewise stays put at No. 2, on the paperback list.

Leif GW Persson’s memoir, Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career, reappears near the top of the nonfiction list, coming in at No. 4. Anders de la Motte’s bestselling Dead of Winter, the third novel in the Skåne Quartet, also climbs the lists, coming in at No. 5 in hardcover.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler doesn’t budge from the top of the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 yet again with Lazarus. The novel is No. 1 in three categories also this week: hardcover, audio and e-books. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s just published A Higher Justice likewise claims multiple placements on the lists, coming in at No. 2 in hardcover and e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile climbs a spot to No. 2 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s third stand-alone novel in the Skåne Quartet, Dead of Winter, comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list.

‘A Higher Justice’ No. 5 in Germany

A Higher Justice, the sixth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, is No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s list for hardcover fiction in Germany.

‘A Higher Justice’ published in Sweden

Psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman has come to terms with the thought that his days at the Criminal Investigation Department are over, and has returned to giving lectures and writing books. The only person from the team he has sporadic contact with is Ursula. He hasn’t heard from his daughter Vanja in four months.

Vanja is not at the Criminal Investigation Department anymore either; she’s found a temporary job as a criminal investigator in Uppsala. Since last month she is investigating a series of rapes, where the offender sneaks up behind his victims, anesthetizes them with a syringe, and places a bag over their heads before committing the assault.

When one of the victims dies, the Criminal Investigation Department is called in – and soon also Sebastian Bergman.

Reunited, the team must set aside their personal problems and conflicts to catch the brutal rapist that continues to cause fear in Uppsala. Eventually, they find clues that indicate that the victims are not randomly selected.

But what is the connection between them? And why do so many people seem to not want the perpetrator to be revealed?

A Higher Justice is the sixth installment in the internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt No. 4 in Germany

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 4 on Der Spiegel’s list for hardcover fiction in Germany this week. A Higher Justice is the sixth Sebastian Bergman novel.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt No. 1 in Germany

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s sixth Sebastian Bergman novel, A Higher Justice, rockets to the top of the Der Spiegel hardcover list in Germany and debuts at No. 1. A Higher Justice was published in Germany just last week, and will be published in Sweden on November 1st.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 3 in Norway and ‘The Silent Girl’ No. 3 in Slovakia

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in their Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 3 on the bestseller list for paperback fiction in Norway. Additionally, The Silent Girl, the fourth novel in the series, is No. 3 in Slovakia this week.

‘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.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt dominate the Norwegian bestseller list

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt hold three of the top five spots on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback books. At No. 2 is The Silent Girl, the fourth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series. The novel is closely followed by book two and three in the series: The Man Who Watched Women at No. 4, and The Man Who Wasn’t There at No. 5.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 1 in Finland

Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 1 on this month’s Finnish bestseller list for translated fiction.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 3 in Sweden

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series, is No. 3 on the Swedish bestseller list this month.

‘Those Who Failed’ No. 1 on the e-book list in Norway

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, the fifth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series, went straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian bestseller list for e-books upon being published.

The Grand Audiobook Prize 2015

Kristina Ohlsson’s Mio’s Blues, Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, Jens Lapidus’ Stockholm Delete and Leif GW Persson’s The Bomb Maker and his Woman have been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the Crime & Thriller category. The Blue Star by Jan Guillou is shortlisted in the Literary Fiction category and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Glass Children and The Silver Boy are shortlisted in the Children’s & Young Adult category. The prize is awarded to the book and its narrator both, and the winners will be crowned in March 2016 at the Grand Audiobook Gala in Stockholm.

‘Those Who Failed’ published in Sweden

A reality TV star is found murdered in an abandoned school building, shot in the head with a bolt gun. Tied to a classroom chair, he’s been positioned facing a corner of the room with a dunce cap on his head. A several pages long exam paper has been nailed to the back of the chair. Judging by the number of wrong answers, the victim failed the most important test of his life.

In Those Who Failed, the fifth book in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman, Sebastian and his team are faced with a complex and devious serial killer that will threaten the very existence of the team.