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Nobels testamente Last Will

Annika Bengtzon #6

Reporter Annika Bengtzon is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm’s City Hall, for the first time. The world’s notabilities are enjoying themselves on the dance floor when suddenly gunshots interrupt the music. Annika is pushed down on the floor by someone escaping the scene. Soon, she finds herself caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to Alfred Nobel – this time not merely as a reporter, but as a key witness.

Last Will is the sixth installment in Liza Marklund’s internationally bestselling crime series featuring crime reporter Annika Bengtzon.


The Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) UK 2013
Eurocrime Read of the Year (Favourite read of 2012) UK 2012
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  • Last Will is… utterly convincing and genuinely entertaining. The reader is certainly given her money’s worth, when Marklund serves up hard-hitting effects and sensational rarities, from bloody murder methods to the heroine’s lethal threatening of little slimy boys.”

    Politiken, Denmark

  • Last Will is the sixth installment with crime reporter Annika Bengtzon in the leading role. And she certainly stands her ground; the hunt for the murderer is terribly suspenseful.”

    Aftenposten, Norway

  • “Since her acclaimed debut novel The Bomber, Marklund has proven to be a trustworthy producer of carefully researched crime novels with social ambition. She has a knack for tapping into the current debate without lecturing about it. She succeeds in making her protagonist Bengtzon’s private life into the book’s theme, yet never at the expense of the crime plot. In short, this book has everything that the lover of crime fiction could wish for.”

    Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany

  • “Liza Marklund writes with that confident, accessible drive that nails you to the hammock – for 450 pages.”

    Sveriges Radio, Sweden

  • “Fast-paced, suspenseful chapters are alternated with more light-hearted fragments in this well-paced narrative. With this novel, Marklund confirms her position as a writer who knows her craft. She gracefully hits the mark, and rides out every storm.”

    Boek, Holland

  • “She takes on a lot this time, but the story flows nicely and is packed with suspense, just as you would expect from an experienced crime writer. Parallel to this runs a poetic biography of Alfred Nobel. Like the second part of a choir, these sections function as a plot device, but they work well in highlighting underlying questions of ethics and responsibility.”

    Expressen, Sweden

  • “A suspenseful, fast-paced and well written psychological crime novel, with a beautiful contemporary plot.”

    NBD/Biblion, Holland

  • “Marklund outdoes herself. This is a grand, savage book, from the first staggering second to the last.”

    Berlingske, Denmark

  • “With an incredibly multi-stranded story line I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of research that Marklund brings to this book … Marklund effortlessly weaves what could be quite dense scientific jargon into easily understood and fascinating detail. … Marklund once again proves her credentials amongst the Scandinavian crime posse presenting the reader with not only a perfectly researched and gripping plot line where much can be learnt about a subject not normally addressed in the crime genre, but fuelling the plot with her wonderfully observed characters intermingling the constraints and challenges for Annika in balancing the demands of her job with her emotional life and the danger that this places her in. An excellent read.”

    Raven Crime Reads, UK

  • “Readers who first encountered Annika Bengtzon in 2010’s Red Wolf will cheer the return of the stubborn Swedish reporter … Although fast paced and packing plenty of thrills, the story unwinds slowly over several months, effectively mixing Annika's personal troubles with work problems and the ongoing investigation. Recommend to readers who enjoy complicated Nordic thrillers with plenty of backstory, like those by Stieg Larsson

    Booklist, US

  • “Very suspenseful story”

    Cleveland Plain-Dealer, US

  • “The Annika Bengtzon books are raw and violent, with non-stop tension. … Last Will is an interesting read for the information of the Nobel Prize, but the characters are the strong part of this series. You'll be hooked.”

    Good Reads, US

  • “The ending is great. Stunningly great. It is deadly and explosive, and by the time the dust settles and the smoke clears, everything changes, or has the potential to do so.”

    The Book Reporter, US

Photo: Annika Marklund Liza Marklund
  • Crime
Reading material

Swedish edition

English edition

German edition

Rights sold

Brazil, Bertrand

Canada, Penguin Random House

Denmark, People’s

Finland, Otava

France, Black Moon

Germany, Hoffmann und Campe (hardcover)

Germany, Rowohlt (paperback)

Iceland, Uppheimar

Italy, Marsilio

Japan, Tokyo Sogensha

Lithuania, Media Incognito

Netherlands, De Geus

Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke

Poland, Czarna Owca

Russia, Centrepolygraph

Spain, Suma (World Spanish)

Sweden, Piratförlaget

UK, Transworld

US, Emily Bestler Books

Film rights sold

Sweden, Yellow Bird

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