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Roslund & Hellström

As the much praised crime writing duo Roslund & Hellström, prize winning reporter Anders Roslund (b. 1961) and ex-con Börge Hellström (1957-2017) have, with six published novels to date, established themselves 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.”
–Maj Sjöwall

“Roslund/Hellström combine exciting crime stories with scathing social criticism: strong, urgent, and terribly exciting.”
–Liza Marklund

“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.”
–Jan Guillou

Awards

Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Shortlisted for The CWA International Dagger, The Japanese Readers’ Award, Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writer’s Award, The CWA International Dagger, Shortlisted for Barry Award, The Romanian Crime Writers’ Club Award, Shortlisted for The Glass Key, The Great Readers’ Prize, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize, The City Prize, Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize, The Glass Key, Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award See full list

Bibliography

Ewert Grens

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Börge Hellström (1957–2017)

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.

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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Anders de la Motte and Roslund & Hellström shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award

Anders de la Motte’s End of Summer and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Minutes have been shortlisted for the 2016 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced on November 20th.

‘Three Minutes’ No 1. in Sweden

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.

Official ‘Three Minutes’ book trailer

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 Minutes’ published in Sweden

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.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ still on the Icelandic bestseller list

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Seconds are spending their fifth consecutive week on the bestseller list in Iceland. Midnight Sun steady at No.1 and Three Seconds now at No. 6.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ still No. 1 and No. 2 in Iceland

Jo Nesbø’s standalone thriller Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s international bestseller Three Seconds is No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the Icelandic bestseller list for the third consecutive week.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ No. 1 and No. 2 in Iceland

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Seconds currently top the Icelandic bestseller list at No. 1 and No. 2. Both paperbacks went straight to the top positions upon being published.

Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn to Join ‘Three Seconds’

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).

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