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Anders de la Motte

Anders de la Motte (b. 1971), a former police officer, made his crime fiction debut in 2010 with Game and has since become one of Sweden’s most beloved crime writers. De la Motte is the author of three acclaimed crime fiction series and in 2016 he embarked on his new series, the electrifying Skåne Quartet. Deeds of Fall is his fourth stand-alone installment, completing this bestselling and award-winning suspense quartet.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Shortlisted for the Golden Bullet Award Norway – Höstdåd Deeds of Fall 2019
Shortlisted for Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Vintereld Dead of Winter 2018
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Höstdåd Deeds of Fall 2017
Shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award (Crime Writer of the Year - Readers’ Award) Sweden 2017
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Slutet på sommaren End of Summer 2016
The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – UltiMatum Ultimatum 2015
The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Debut) Sweden – [geim] Game 2010
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Bibliography

The Skåne Quartet

David Sarac

The Game Trilogy

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The April bestseller lists in Sweden

Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow features at the top of the monthly bestseller lists for April, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-book, and No. 2 in hardcover. Anders de la Motte appears right beside her, his Rites of Spring appearing at No. 2 in audio and e-book and at No. 3 in hardcover.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 meanwhile claims the No. 5 spot in hardcover, and Arne Dahl’s Freedom is No. 3 in audio and No. 4 in e-book. Katrine Engberg’s long-running bestseller The Tenant is No. 8 in paperback.

Jens Lapidus makes his debut on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books, coming in at No. 5 with The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow scores three No. 2 placements on the official Swedish weekly bestseller lists for week 17. The Last Snow comes in second in hardcover, audio, and e-book. It is joined in the last category by Jackson’s debut novel, The Silver Road, which features at No. 3 also this week. The No. 1 spots on the audio and e-book lists go to Arne Dahl’s Freedom, the just published fourth title in the Berger & Blom series. Freedom also comes in at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Making a three-list appearance is also Anders de la Motte, whose Rites of Spring is No. 3 in audio, No. 4 in e-book and No. 9 in hardcover.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow scores three No. 1 placements on the official Swedish bestseller lists for week 16. The Last Snow comes in first in hardcover, audio, and e-book. Jackson’s debut title The Silver Road also nabs a spot on the e-book list, coming in at No. 3. Anders de la Motte’s Rites of Spring can likewise be seen on three lists – the final installment in the Skåne Quartet is No. 2 in e-book, No. 3 in audio, and No. 5 in hardcover. Niklas Natt och Dag meanwhile features at No. 3 on the hardcover list with 1794. Finally, Katrine Engberg grabs No. 5 on the paperback list with The Tenant.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Smoke Screen, the second novel from the author duo Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, is No. 1 in e-book on week 16’s official bestseller list for Norway. The title is also No. 3 in paperback. On the hardcover list, Jørn Lier Horst reprises his appearance, coming in at No. 7 with Operation Trickster, the seventeenth book in his and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series. Not far behind at No. 9 is Anders de la Motte, with Rites of Spring. Lastly, Katrine Engberg features twice on the e-book list, first at No. 5 with The Tenant, and then at No. 10 with Blood Moon.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The Swedish bestseller lists for week 15 see Stina Jackson claim the No. 1 spot in hardback fiction with her recently published novel The Last Snow. The book also comes in at No. 2 in e-book and in the audiobook category the novel nabs the No. 2 spot (physical edition) and the No. 4 spot (digital edition). Anders de la Motte meanwhile comes in at No. 1 in both e-book and audio (physical edition) with his latest installment in the Skåne Quartet, Rites of Spring. He also features at No. 2 on the hardback list and No. 5 in audio with the digital edition. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 nabs the No. 5 spot on the hardback list. Leif GW Persson’s Pig Party makes an appearance in the audio list at No. 6.

The paperback list sees Katrine Engberg grab the No. 4 position with her debut novel The Tenant. Finally, the children’s fiction bestseller list features Jens Lapidus’ first installment in his new series for young readers, The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist, at No. 4.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Week 14’s official bestseller lists see Anders de la Motte claim three No. 1 placements with the just published Rites of Spring. The novel, the fourth installment in the Skåne Quartet, is No. 1 in hardcover, audio and e-book. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 also features on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 5. Katrine Engberg meanwhile grabs the No. 2 placement on the paperback list with The Tenant. On the children’s books list, Jens Lapidus’ The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist, the first book in his new series for young readers, is No. 7.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger feature prominently on week 13’s bestseller lists, where their Smoke Screen comes in at No. 1 both on the paperback and the e-book bestseller lists. Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant also appears on the e-book list, this week at No. 7, closely followed by Thomas Enger’s City At The End: Widowton at No. 8.

On the hardcover list Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes are No. 4 with Operation Trickster, and Anders de la Motte’s recently published Rites of Spring is No. 6.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The official lists for week 12 see Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger once again appear at No. 1 on the paperback list with Smoke Screen. Katrine Engberg claims another top spot, debuting at No. 1 on the e-book list with The Tenant. Thomas Enger’s YA novel City At The End: Widowton, also new on the list, comes in right behind at No. 2. Operation Trickster by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes stays put at No. 4 on the hardcover list, where Anders de la Motte’s Rites of Spring debuts at No. 6. Rites of Spring will be published in its home country Sweden on March 30.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for November see Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 appear at No. 3 in hardcover, and No. 5 in e-book. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter celebrates its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the official Swedish paperback bestseller list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 makes a repeat showing as well, coming in at No. 5 in hardcover also this week, and climbing the e-book list to No. 3.

The October bestseller list in Sweden

The official bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 grabs three top spots, coming in at No. 1 in hardcover, No. 2 in e-book and No. 4 in audio. Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die nabs two No. 3 placements, one on the hardcover list and one on the e-book one.

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter is No. 3. Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Little More is No. 4 in e-book.

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