Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With six installments to date, the series has sold ten million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.

Lars Kepler is the most successful author in Sweden.

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Jo Nesbø, Lars Kepler, Michael Katz Krefeld and Stefan Ahnhem on Krimimessen Horsens’ “Readers' Top 7”

The immensely popular “Crime Book Festival, Denmark” - also known as Krimimessen in Horsens - has announced a “Readers’ Top 7” list, wherein they have gathered the seven most beloved crime fiction novels of all time according to their voters. The No. 1 spot on the list goes to The Snowman by Jo Nesbø, the seventh installment in the Harry Hole series. It is followed by The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler at No. 3, the entire Ravn series by Michael Katz Krefeld at No. 5, and Victim Without a Face by Stefan Ahnhem at No. 6.

Lars Kepler and Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, just out in paperback, goes straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian bestseller list. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst still holds the No. 1 spot on the eBook list.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Estonia

Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, was just published in Estonia and entered the Estonian bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 1.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Finland

The Finnish bestseller list for March has just been announced and Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, published in Finland by mid-March, is No. 1 on the hardcover list for translated fiction.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Published by Host late last month, Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, is now No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in the Czech Republic this month.

‘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.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ remains at No.1 in The Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, remains at the No. 1 spot on the Dutch bestseller list for hardcover fiction, for the second consecutive week.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in The Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, just published by Cargo in the Netherlands, entered the Dutch bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 1 this week.
Thus, the novel has gone straight to the No. 1 spot upon publication in each respective country where it has been published so far (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands).

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Denmark

Only three days after its publication, Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter went straight to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in Denmark. The Rabbit Hunter is the sixth novel in the series about Joona Linna.

Lars Kepler, Kristina Ohlsson and Ingar Johnsrud among 2016’s most sold in Finland

The list of 2016’s most sold foreign titles in Finland is in. At the top of the list is Lars Kepler’s stand-alone sci-fi thriller Playground. Playground is closely followed by two of Kristina Ohlsson’s newest titles, Mio’s Blues and Buried Lies, also known as the Martin Benner diptych. Ingar Johnsrud makes his mark on the list with the first installment in his Fredrik Beier series, Those Who Follow.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ Most Sold Crime Novel of 2016 in Norway

The Rabbit Hunter, Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, was the Most Sold Crime Novel of 2016 in Norway. The novel was published by Cappelen Damm in November 2016.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ Most Sold Novel of the Year 2016

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, Joona Linna #6 (published on October 24th), was the Most Sold Novel of the Year 2016 in Sweden. Thus, this is the fourth consecutive Joona Linna novel that becomes the most sold crime novel of the year in Sweden.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

The Rabbit Hunter, Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, is No. 1 on the official bestseller list for both hardcover fiction, as well as the e-book format in Norway this week.

The Grand Audiobook Prize 2016

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes, Kristina Ohlsson’s Blighted Souls, Anne Holt’s Offline, and Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? have all been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the Suspense category.

Real American Jeans by Jan Guillou is shortlisted in the Literary Fiction category and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Mystery of Hester Hill is shortlisted in the Children’s Books category.

The winners of The Grand Audiobook Prize will be crowned in March 2017 at an award gala in Stockholm. To vote for your favorite author and audiobook, click “Read more” below.

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‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, is No. 1 on the official bestseller list for both hardcover fiction, as well as the e-book format in Norway this week.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter was just published in Norway and went straight to No. 1 on the e-book list and to No. 3 on the hardcover list this week.

Lars Kepler and Leif GW Persson No. 1 and No. 2 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller list for October is in, with Lars Kepler and Leif GW Persson coming in at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the list for hardcover fiction, with their latest novels The Rabbit Hunter and Can One Die Twice?.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ published in Sweden

Thriller maestro Lars Kepler is back with a new page-turner about Detective Superintendent Joona Linna - The Rabbit Hunter.

Joona Linna has spent two years in a high security prison when he is taken off to attend a secret meeting. The police need his help to stop a mysterious killer who goes by the name of the Rabbit Hunter. The only connection between the victims is that they all hear a child chanting a rhyme about rabbits before the killer strikes.

A quirk of fate unexpectedly places celebrity chef Rex Müller at the centre of events. He is about to look after his son Sammy for the first time. But instead of three relaxing weeks, he finds himself in a terrifying fight for survival. Joona Linna and Saga Bauer are forced to work together in secret to put a stop to the Rabbit Hunter before it’s too late.

You never know what fate has in store for you, or what might catch up with you if you don’t start running right now.

Lars Kepler’s ‘Playground’ shortlisted for the Hebban Award 2016

Lars Kepler’s stand-alone thriller Playground is shortlisted for the prestigious Dutch Hebban Award for ‘Best Thriller of the Year’. Other nominees in the category include Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben and Samuel Bjørk. The Hebban Award is a reader-voted award and the winner will be announced on September 27th. Readers can vote from September 1st by clicking here.

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New Author - Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With five installments to date, the series has sold eight million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.

Lars Kepler is the most successful author – in any category – in Sweden.

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The Bonnier Publishing Group and Lars Kepler are selling Storytellers Agency to the Salomonsson Agency

The Bonnier Publishing Group and Lars Kepler are selling Storytellers Agency to the Salomonsson Agency.

The literary agency Storytellers Agency, of which 70% is owned by the Bonnier Publishing Group and 30% by authors Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, is being sold to the Salomonsson Agency. The change of ownership means that the Salomonsson Agency will henceforth act as agents for Lars Kepler in all territories and in all formats.

The collaboration upon which the Bonnier Publishing Group and authors Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril (the writers behind the pseudonym Lars Kepler) embarked in 2009 has grown into a sizeable international business incorporating book publication and film and television production in more than 40 countries. In 2013 Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril and the Bonnier Publishing Group set up, on the initiative of the authors, the joint agency Storytellers, which is now being sold to the Salomonsson Agency.

Håkan Rudels, MD, Bonnier Publishing Group:
This sale to the Salomonsson Agency, the market-leading agency for Scandinavian authors, is a stage in the development of Kepler’s authorship internationally, in all formats.

With the acquisition of the agency Niclas Salomonsson will take over as MD of Storytellers. Elisabet Brännström, head of Bonnier Rights and formerly head of Storytellers, will remain in her post at Bonnier Rights. The change of ownership comes into force immediately.

Niclas Salomonsson, MD, Salomonsson Agency:
We are incredibly proud to have been entrusted with the task of further developing one of the most successful crime-writing authorships of our time, Lars Kepler, on the international market. The acquisition is an offensive investment, and we see immense future potential for this authorship.

Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril:
We could never have dreamed of the journey we were embarking on together with the Bonnier Publishing Group when we posted the manuscript of The Hypnotist through the letterbox in the spring of 2009. Six books on, we love writing about Joona Linna more than ever, and that’s what we’ll be concentrating on in future. Our collaboration with the Bonnier Publishing Group has always been characterised by innovative thinking, and our shared agency was part of that. It was created from an author’s perspective – and the fact that we are now taking the step to combine our perspective with the Salomonsson Agency’s unique expertise feels exactly right.

The parties have agreed not to make public the financial details of the exchange.