Stefan Ahnhem

Stefan Ahnhem (b. 1966) is one of the most successful new voices to appear on the Scandinavian crime fiction scene in recent years. A screenwriter with over two decades of experience, Ahnhem has since his debut in 2014 with Victim Without a Face built an authorship where the suspense and atmosphere of Nordic noir is combined with the cinematic qualities of screenwriting. To date three novels have been published in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Fabian Risk series.

“Blacker than Stieg Larsson and more bleakly human than Henning Mankell.”
-Tony Parsons

“It’s time for most Scandinavian crime novelists to step aside and for readers of such to look up. Stefan Ahnhem has arrived and he’s terrifically compelling.”
-C.J. Box

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Stefan Ahnhem shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award - Reader's Choice

Stefan Ahnhem has been shortlisted for the 2018 Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category ‘Crime Author of the Year – Reader’s Choice’ in Sweden. The winner will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair in September.

To see the list of nominees and to vote, click on “Read more”.

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Stefan Ahnhem and Bobbie Peers No. 3 and No. 4 in Norway

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the last week of 2017 are in, and Stefan Ahnhem and Bobbie Peers continue to feature at the top. On the paperback list, Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero climbs again, coming in at No. 3. Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent likewise climbs, taking the No. 4 spot on the hardcover list.

Jørn Lier Horst and Stefan Ahnhem No. 2 and No. 4 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst’s and Stefan Ahnhem’s latest titles continue to feature among the top titles on the official Norwegian bestseller lists. The Katharina Code by Horst climbs yet another placement, claiming the No. 2 spot on the hardcover fiction list this week. Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero meanwhile places No. 4 on the paperback list.

Jørn Lier Horst and Stefan Ahnhem No. 3 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code climbs the Norwegian bestseller list again, coming in at No. 3 on the hardcover fiction list this week. It is once more joined by Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero, which claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

Stefan Ahnhem and Jørn Lier Horst No. 3 and No. 5 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero claims a spot on the official Norwegian bestseller this week as well, coming in at No. 3 on the list for paperback fiction.

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code likewise continues to feature on the hardcover list, claiming the No. 5 spot this week.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s third Fabian Risk novel stays at No. 3 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks. This marks Eighteen Below Zero’s ninth consecutive week on the list.

Stefan Ahnhem No. 3 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero comes in at No. 3 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks this week. The novel, the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, has now featured on the list for eight weeks.

Stefan Ahnhem and Jørn Lier Horst No. 1 and No. 3 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero doesn’t budge from its No. 1 spot on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback fiction this week. The third novel in Ahnhem’s Fabian Risk series, Eighteen Below Zero has now occupied the top spot for seven consecutive weeks.

The Katharina Code makes yet another appearance at the top as well, returning to the hardcover fiction list at No. 3. The Katharina Code is the first installment in Jørn Lier Horst’s compelling new crime fiction series, the Cold Case Quartet.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 1 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s third Fabian Risk novel, Eighteen Below Zero, stays at No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback fiction. This is the novel’s sixth week at the top.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 1 in Norway

Eighteen Below Zero doesn’t budge from the No. 1 spot on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback fiction, claiming the top spot for the fifth week in a row.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 1 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem and his Eighteen Below Zero is No. 1 also this week on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks. Eighteen Below Zero is the third installment in the Fabian Risk series.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ and ‘Operation Mummy’ No. 1 and No. 4 in Norway

Eighteen Below Zero, Stefan Ahnhem’s third Fabian Risk novel, is No. 1 also this week on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback novels.

Operation Mummy meanwhile comes in at No. 4 on the official bestseller list for fiction, all genres. Operation Mummy is the twelfth installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 1 in Norway

Eighteen Below Zero stays at No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback novels. Eighteen Below Zero is the third installment in Stefan Ahnhem’s Fabian Risk series.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 1 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero jumps up to No. 1 in its second week on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback novels. Eighteen Below Zero is the third installment in the internationally bestselling Fabian Risk series.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 5 in Norway

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero has gone straight to No. 5 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks. The novel, the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, was published as paperback just last week in Norway.

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.

Stefan Ahnhem, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

The shortlist for this year’s Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category Crime Writer of the Year - Readers’ Award has been announced, and among the nominated are Stefan Ahnhem, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson. The shortlisted authors have all been selected by the public in a vote. The winning author will likewise be decided by the public, and announced on August 5th during the last day of the Crimetime festival, held on the island of Gotland.

To vote for your favorite author, click “Read more” below.

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‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Sweden

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero goes right to No. 3 on May 2017’s official bestseller list for paperbacks in Sweden. Eighteen Below Zero was published in paperback just last month.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Germany

Eighteen Below Zero, the third installment in Stefan Ahnhem’s Fabian Risk series, has once more reached No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. This is the novel’s 6th consecutive week on the list.

‘Victim Without a Face’ shortlisted for Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award 2016

Victim Without a Face, Stefan Ahnhem’s debut novel and the first installment in the Fabian Risk series, has been shortlisted for Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award 2016 in the ‘Crime, Mystery, Thriller’ category. Lubimyczytac is the Polish equivalent of Goodreads, an online community where readers can share reviews and receive recommendations. The winners of the Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award will be chosen by this community in an online vote, open till February 28th.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 4 in Germany

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero, the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, celebrates its 5th week on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. This week the novel comes in at No. 4.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Germany

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero has shot up to No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. Eighteen Below Zero is the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, and was published in Germany at the beginning of January.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Germany

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero has shot up to No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. Eighteen Below Zero is the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, and was published in Germany at the beginning of January.

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New Author - Stefan Ahnhem

Stefan Ahnhem (b. 1966) is one of the most successful new voices to appear on the Scandinavian crime fiction scene in recent years. A screenwriter with over two decades of experience, Ahnhem has since his debut in 2014 with Victim Without a Face built an authorship where the suspense and atmosphere of Nordic noir is combined with the cinematic qualities of screenwriting. To date three novels have been published in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Fabian Risk series.