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A House to Die For
Anders de la Motte (b. 1971), a former police officer, has since his literary debut in 2010 become one of Sweden’s most beloved crime writers. The author of three acclaimed series to date, The Österlen Murders series marks the first time that de la Motte pairs up with another writer. The other half of this new duo is Måns Nilsson (b. 1977), a screenwriter, TV show host, children’s books author and comedian. A House to Die For is the first installment in Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s thrilling new whodunnit series.
Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For climbs the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 3 in e-book and audio as well as No. 4 in hardcover this week.
Yellow Bird, the production company behind such hit titles as Millenium, Wallander and Bäckström, have acquired the rights to adapt Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s new whodunnit series, The Österlen Murders, for TV. The first installment in the book series, A House to Die For, was just published in Sweden.
“We wanted to create Sweden’s own Midsomer, and what better locale is there than the Österlen region. Conflicts and intrigues abound among the idyllic villages and their eccentric inhabitants. Here the readers will encounter betrayal, greed, and murder among the castles, apple trees and blooming fields of Österlen,” says Anders de la Motte.
“We are beyond pleased to work together with Yellow Bird; their film and TV productions are always of the highest quality, and they share our vision of how to make our stories and wonderful characters come to life on the screen,” says Måns Nilsson.
Greed, betrayal and murder among the orchards, castles and blooming fields of Österlen.
When star real estate agent Jessie Anderson is found dead in connection with an open house showing, the conservative and somewhat surly inspector Peter Vinston finds himself embroiled in the investigation – despite only visiting the area. Assisting him is local officer Tove Esping, inexperienced but ambitious and alert. The newly formed duo clash but eventually form a reluctant friendship as they search for the truth. Somewhere in the carefully tended idyllic gardens of southern Sweden’s Österlen, a killer is waiting for them.
A House to Die For is the No. 1 bestselling first installment in Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s new whodunnit series, The Österlen Murders, in which beautiful milieus and eccentric characters meet the cold specter of death.