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Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson

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.

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Shortlisted for the Adlibris Awards (Best Crime Fiction) Sweden – Ett fynd att dö för Death Goes Antiquing 2022
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The Adlibris Awards 2022

The nominees for 2022’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the Adlibris Award was founded in 2019 to celebrate the site’s greatest titles. The 10 nominated titles in the 9 respective categories have been selected by a jury of Adlibris employees from all works published in 2022.

Ia Genberg’s The Details is shortlisted in the ’Fiction’ category.

Amongst the nominated titles in the ‘Crime Fiction’ category are Lars Kepler’s The Spider, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s Death Goes Antiquing and Liza Marklund’s The Mire.

In the ‘Childrens’ category – Jonas Gardell’s The Story of the Little Sparrow is shortlisted for ‘Children’s 0-6’ and Martin Widmark’s The Masquerade Mystery is nominated for ‘Children’s 6-12’. Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues for Teens is nominated for the ‘Young Adult’ category.

The winners will be announced on January 25, 2023.

Anders de la Motte and Måns Nilsson No. 1 in Sweden

Anders de la Motte and Måns Nilsson’s Death Goes Antiquing, the second installment of the bestselling Österlen Murders, comes in at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the month of July. The first installment, A House to Die For, grabs the No. 1 spot on the paperback list.

Anders de la Motte and Måns Nilsson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Anders de la Motte and Måns Nilsson’s Death Goes Antiquing, the second installment of the bestselling Österlen Murders, comes in at No. 5 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction this week. The first installment, A House to Die For, grabs the No. 3 spot on the paperback list for the second consecutive week.

New Title: ‘Death Goes Antiquing’

Österlen is basking in the summer sun and the big antique market in Degeberga is just about to kick off. The gates have hardly opened before a brutal murder of a notorious antique dealer shakes the visitors to their core. Inspector Peter Vinton is called in from his vacation to investigate. Tove Esping, working hard to assert her position at the Simrishamn Police force, is assigned to assist him. Whilst the unlikely pair is investigating the murder, the locals are preparing for the television recording of Antiques Roadshow at the nearby Gärsnäs Castle. Vinston and Esping soon come to realize that the world of antiques is full of eccentrics, old conflicts and mysteries that are remarkably difficult to unravel. The question that it all boils down to: who is willing to kill in order to get their hands on the best find?

Death Goes Antiquing is the second installment of the bestselling Österlen Murders, a series of whodunits in which beautiful milieus and eccentric characters meet the cold specter of death.

The Storytel Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the Swedish 2021 Storytel Awards have been announced. The Storytel Awards have been bestowed since 2007 in Sweden to highlight the best audio books of the year. The awards are granted within six categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, Feelgood, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for suspense are Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s As You Sow, Jens Lapidus’ The No-Go Zone, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For, Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle, and Anders Roslund’s Trust Me.

The nominees within the fiction category includes Fredrik Backman’s The Winners and Jonas Gardell’s A Happier Year, and Simona Ahrnstedt’s The Queen of the Night is featured on the Feelgood list.

Meanwhile, Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues and Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii features on the Non-fiction list, and David Sundin’s audiobook The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End – Part 2, from the same universe as The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award.

Readers will be able to vote for their favorite works until February 9, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

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Dagens Nyheter’s 30 Best Crime Novels of 2021

Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest national newspaper, has announced a list of this year’s best crime novels which features and praises Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle, Johan Theorin’s Weathered Bones, Sara Osman’s Everything We Didn’t Say, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 and Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For.

‘Trust Me’ and ‘A House to Die For’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund’s Trust Me continues to grab top spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-books this week. Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For climbs the same lists, featuring at No. 2 in e-books and No. 3 in audio.

‘A House to Die For’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

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.

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‘The Österlen Murders’ to become a TV series

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.

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