Anders de la Motte

Anders de la Motte (b. 1971), a former police officer, made his debut in 2010 with the award-winning thriller Game and has since then been one of Sweden’s most beloved crime writers. De la Motte is the author of several acclaimed and bestselling crime fiction series, among them the suspenseful Skåne Quartet. Published in 2022, The Mountain King is the first installment in his highly anticipated Leo Asker series.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Bortbytaren The Mountain King 2023
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Bortbytaren The Mountain King 2022
Shortlisted for the Golden Bullet Award Norway – Höstdåd Deeds of Fall 2019
Shortlisted for the 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 Leo Asker Series

The Skåne Quartet

David Sarac

The Game Trilogy

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‘Back in the Day’ No. 1 in Norway

Oliver Lovrenski continues to dominate the Norwegian hardcover list, coming in at No. 1 with Back in the Day. Anders de la Motte meanwhile debuts on the e-book list with his just published The Glass Man, which comes in at No. 5. The Glass Man is the second installment in the Leo Asker series.

‘The Glass Man’ published in Sweden

Detective Inspector Leonore Asker has just settled in as head of the Department of Lost Souls, a unit for odd cases, when her father contacts her after years of silence. A body with no eyes has been found on his farm; the police are chasing him, and he is desperate for Leo’s help. But is her father as innocent as he claims, or is he trying to reel Leo into his vicious grip once again?

Meanwhile, Martin Hill moves to a secluded estate to write a biography about the business leader Gunnar Irving, intrigued by the fact that the legendary property contains a private island with an abandoned astronomical observatory. Soon, Hill discovers that the area has more stories to offer – about mysterious lights and mutilated bodies. While Asker and Hill try to find answers, The Glass Man rises from the depths of darkness from which no one ever returns. Nobody but him.

The Glass Man is the second installment in the highly praised Asker Series.

‘The Mountain King’ No. 1 in Sweden

Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King celebrates its third week at No. 1 on the official paperback bestseller list in Sweden.

The Mountain King No. 2 in Denmark

Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King, the first installment in the Leo Asker series, is the 2nd most sold title among all thriller and crime fiction titles in Denmark this week.

‘The Mountain King’ No. 1 in Sweden

The first installment in a new series by Anders de la Motte, The Mountain King is once again No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks this week.

‘The Mountain King’ No. 1 in Sweden

Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King is No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks. The Mountain King is the first installment in the Leo Asker series.

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‘End of Summer’ Viaplay’s latest big thriller venture

End of Summer, based on the novel of the same title by Anders de la Motte, will be Viaplay’s big new thriller TV-series.

In the series, the main character Vera is played by Julia Ragnarsson, with Erik Enge playing the supporting role of Isak. Ragnarsson and Enge are joined by castmates Simon J Berger, Torkel Petersson, Per Ragnar, Linus James Nilsson, Anna Granath, Emelie Garbers, Henrik Norlén, Bahador Foladi and Vilhelm Blomgren.

Directors are Jens Jonsson and Henrik Georgsson while Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg are main screenwriters.

The six-episode TV-series will premiere exclusively on Viaplay later this year.

The Storytel Awards 2023 Shortlist Announced

The nominees for this year’s Swedish 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 Lars Kepler’s The Spider, Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King, Kristina Ohlsson’s Dimmed Lights, Anders de la Motte and Måns Nilsson’s Death Goes Antiquing, and Liza Marklund’s The Mire.

The Details by Ia Genberg is featured within the fiction category.

Meanwhile, Anders Hansen and Mats Wänblad’s The Happiness Cure for Teens and Elaf Ali’s Who Said Anything About Love? feature on the YA list, whilst Martin Widmark’s The Masquerade Mystery and Stories from Valleby: The mysterious letter are in the running for the children’s books award.

Readers will be able to vote for their favorite works until February 5, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.

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‘Poor Thing’ and ‘The Mountain King’ on VG’s ‘Best books of the year’ list

Matias Faldbakken’s Poor Thing and Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King are two of the titles featured on Norweigan newspaper Verdens Gang’s “Best books of the year 2022” list for literature & fiction. The annual list is one put together by renowned critics by picking out their own personal favorite reads of the past year.

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