Tre timmar (#8)
The much praised and internationally bestselling crime writing duo Roslund & Hellström, award-winning journalist Anders Roslund (b. 1961) and ex-criminal Börge Hellström (1957-2017) - are widely regarded as the true successors to the legendary Sjöwall & Wahlöö. Their brutal, dark realism and the scathing social criticism have put Roslund & Hellström in a league of their own on the Scandinavian crime writing scene.
“Roslund & Hellström are among the very best crime novelists around. They write with courage and intensity about the important issues of our time.”
“Roslund/Hellström combine exciting crime stories with scathing social criticism: strong, urgent, and terribly exciting.”
“If you’re looking for a guaranteed page-turner, pick up a crime novel by Roslund & Hellström.”
–Leif GW Persson
“There is a brutal and dark realism in their stories which make Roslund & Hellström unique amongst Scandinavian crime writers.”
|Shortlisted for the Prix du Polar Européen (Best Crime Novel of the Year) France – Tre sekunder||2019|
|Shortlisted for Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Tre timmar||2018|
|Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Tre timmar||2018|
|Shortlisted for Vrij Nederland’s Thriller of the Year Award (Thriller of the Year ) Netherlands – Tre timmar||2018|
|Longlisted for The CWA International Dagger UK – Tre minuter||2018|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Tre minuter||2016|
|Shortlisted for The CWA International Dagger (Best International Novel of The Year) UK – Två soldater||2013|
|The Japanese Readers’ Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Japan – Tre sekunder||2013|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writer’s Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Två soldater||2012|
|The CWA International Dagger UK – Tre sekunder||2011|
|Shortlisted for Barry Award (Best British Novel of The Year) UK – Tre sekunder||2011|
|The Romanian Crime Writers’ Club Award (Best Mystery & Thriller of the Year) Romania – Box 21||2010|
|Shortlisted for The Glass Key (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) Nordic Countries – Tre sekunder||2009|
|The Great Readers’ Prize Sweden – Tre sekunder||2009|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Novel of the Year) Sweden – Tre sekunder||2009|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Flickan under gatan||2007|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Edward Finnigans upprättelse||2006|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel) Sweden – Edward Finnigans upprättelse||2006|
|The City Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Sweden – Box 21||2005|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Sweden – Box 21||2005|
|The Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year) The Nordic Countries – Odjuret||2005|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Box 21||2005|
Week 19’s official Swedish bestseller lists see Fredrik Backman and Ulf Lundell appear at No. 3 and No. 4 on the hardcover list, Backman taking the former spot with Anxious People, and Lundell the latter with Weekdays 2. Both titles also feature on the ebook list, where Weekdays 2 is No. 3 and Anxious People is No. 5. Roslund & Hellström meanwhile come in at No. 5 on the paperback list with Three Hours.
The official bestseller lists of week 18 (April 29th - May 5th) see Fredrik Backman once more claim the No. 2 spot on the hardcover list with Anxious People. The title also features on the audio and e-book lists, where it comes in at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.
Ulf Lundell makes his debut on the bestseller lists with the just published Weekdays 2, which is No. 3 in hardcover and No. 3 in e-book.
Roslund & Hellström likewise make an appearance with their bestseller Three Hours, which comes in at No. 4 in paperback.
Viaplay has announced its green-lighting of the small screen adaptation of Roslund & Hellström’s internationally bestselling series about Ewert Grens. The TV series will be produced by Miso Film, and be based on four of Roslund & Hellström’s novels, starting with Box 21 for the first season. The series will premiere on Viaplay in 2020.
Box 21 will be directed by award-winning director Mani Maserrat (Modus, Bad Blood) and produced by Sandra Harms (Modus, 438 Days) and Karl Fredrik Ulfung (438 Days). Screenwriters are Dennis Magnusson (Jordskott, 30 Degrees in February), Stefan Thunberg (Wallander, Hunters 2) and Anders Roslund, author of the books.
The cast stars Leonard Terfelt (The Bridge), Mimosa Willamo (Bodom, Karppi) and Simon J. Berger (Modus, Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar).
The French literary prize Prix du Polar Européen is annually awarded to the best crime or thriller novel by a European author, in translation or in French. The award was launched by the weekly magazine Le Point in 2003.
The award ceremony will take place during the Quais du Polar in Lyon this weekend, an annual crime festival for both literature and film.
The Informer is the movie adaptation of Roslund and Hellström’s bestselling novel Three Seconds and it is set to premiere internationally in March next year.
The Informer, produced by Thunder Road Pictures (The Town, Sicario, John Wick), is directed by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) and written by Matt Cook (Patriots Day). The cast stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Suicide Squad), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, Sin City), Common (Selma, Suicide Squad) and Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049).
Three Minutes by Roslund & Hellström has been longlisted for the 2018 CWA International Dagger Award. The winners of all the CWA Daggers will be announced at the Dagger Award Dinner held in October.
Kristina Ohlsson’s The Mystery on Eagle’s Cliff stays at No. 5 on the official Swedish bestseller list for children’s books. Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes meanwhile claims the No. 5 spot on the list for paperback fiction. On the audio book and e-book bestseller lists, the No. 1 title is one and the same: Anders de la Motte’s End of Summer.
Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes stays at the No. 2 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperback fiction this week. It is joined by Kristina Ohlsson’s The Mystery on Eagle’s Cliff, which claims No. 5 on the children’s books list, and Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of A Lifetime at No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list. On the e-book list Sofia Lundberg’s The Red Address Book makes a strong first appearance, jumping straight to No. 5.
Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes doesn’t budge from its No. 2 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperback fiction this week. Three Minutes is the gripping second installment in the series about the successful infiltrator Piet Hoffman.
Roslund & Hellström’s second novel about the successful infiltrator Piet Hoffman, Three Minutes, is No. 2 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperback fiction this week.
Roslund & Thunberg’s The Sons and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes have each received five stars in the Dutch Detective & Thriller Guide. Out of the 618 crime and thriller novels published in the Netherlands during the past year, only six novels received five stars.
The guide motivates its choice of the novels with the following statement about The Sons: “The dialogue and the characters are impeccable, the relationships are edgy, and the atmosphere is almost tangible.”
And about Three Minutes: “This thriller is not just a page-turner, it’s an emotionally packed story about the human cogs caught in an unchanging system, and once you get to know them, you’ll want to keep the bad guys alive.”
It is now official that Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, Sin City), Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Suicide Squad) and Common (Selma, Suicide Squad) are all set to star in Three Seconds – the movie adaptation based on Roslund & Hellström’s best-selling novel with the same name. Andrea DiStefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) will direct.
Read more in Deadline Hollywood by clicking “Read more” below.
Börge Hellström, our dear friend and beloved author, has passed away. Börge fought his cancer for two years before losing the battle today. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. We will miss you dearly, Börge.
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.
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.
Roslund & Hellström's Three Minutes is No. 1 on the Swedish bestseller list. ‘Three Minutes’ is the seventh installment in the series about Police Detective Ewert Grens.
Roslund & Hellström’s seventh novel about Ewert Grens, Three Minutes, was published yesterday on June 1st in Sweden. Here is the thrilling book trailer made for the novel by Roslund & Hellström’s Swedish publisher Piratförlaget.
Translation of the text in the trailer:
Both sides demand his loyalty
Both sides sentence him to death
The difference between life and death is three minutes
A stand-alone continuation of the worldwide success that was THREE SECONDS
Roslund & Hellström are back
Three years later and Piet Hoffman is still on the run with his family: his beloved wife Sofia, from whom he can no longer hide the truth, and his sons, Hugo and Rasmus. Far away from his old haunts in Sweden, Piet has infiltrated the heart of a cocain cartel on a mission for the American police. There he’ll be reunited with Police Detective Ewert Grens.
This time, however, they’ll be fighting on the same side.
Three Minutes is the seventh installment in the Ewert Grens series.
Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin as well as Olivia Munn will be joining the cast of Three Seconds, adding further star power to a cast already featuring such names as Luke Evans and David Oyelowo. The film, which will be based on Roslund & Hellström’s bestselling novel of the same title, will be directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders).