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Ingar Johnsrud

Ingar Johnsrud (b. 1974) went from renowned Norwegian journalist to bestselling thriller writer overnight. His Those Who Follow, the first installment the Fredrik Beier & Kafa Iqbal trilogy, made him a critics’ favorite and positioned Johnsrud as a rising star on the Scandinavian crime fiction scene. A handful of years and a trilogy later, Johnsrud’s repeatedly proven talent for rich plotting, sharp detail and confident prose has cemented his stardom, on the international level as well. Ingar Johnsrud lives with his wife and three children in Oslo.

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‘The Homecoming’ published in Norway

An affluent family fallen on hard times. The small inlet village depending on it for its survival. An unbending will to do what it takes meets a matching will to look the other way, and soon an underground network is growing in the Norwegian village of Vike, visible only to those who know where to search; in the mountains, in the fjord, and inside the trucks leaving town.

What happens when a returning daughter, an outcast with ghosts of her own, enters this world? As the balance is upset, new secrets reveal the truth behind an even older mystery. To survive finding out the truth, she’ll have to play for keeps – and for dominion.

The Homecoming is a thrilling journey into the carefully hidden depths of a small town nested among the Norwegian mountains. Family history and criminal ingenuity meet salmon farming and a peerless ruthlessness as the novel’s protagonist, Stella, fights to save her own skin as well as avenge the future stolen from her. The Homecoming is Ingar Johnsrud’s first stand-alone title.

‘For Life’ to premiere on NRK

For Life is a fresh take on the crime procedural created by the international Emmy Award-winning writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen and Helena Nielsen. Co-writers are Ingar Johnsrud, Anne Elvedal, Hege Ulstein, Anders Borgesen and Anders Løvlie.

The 8-part series is directed by Pål Jackman, with Bård Breien, Camilla Strøm-Henriksen and Pia Lykke acting as episodic directors.

For Life will premiere on NRK September 6.

Ingar Johnsrud and Lars Kepler on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller list for the last week of January sees the just published paperback of Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear shoot to No. 5. On the e-book list, Lars Kepler’s long-running bestseller Lazarus is No. 2.

‘The Great Honey War’ published in Norway

Every night when the clock strikes twelve, the lights go on in the Old Tree. All the birds, insects and critters of the forest gather to stand in line as the Colors show up in the tree’s doorways, paint cans filled with rainbow dust at the ready. It’s time to paint all the animals and have them spread the dust far and wide so that when the sun rises again, it’ll shine down on a world blazing with color.

But something is terribly wrong in the Old Tree: The bees have started swarming, flying off to who knows where even though it’s still mid-winter. But without bees, there’ll be no honey, and without honey, there’ll be no rainbow dust – even the youngest Color knows that. Still, no one is doing anything about it! Except for one small and easily frightened Color called Hardy and his unruly little sister, Rascal. Why are the bees disappearing? And what can two small Colors do in the fight against the scary and beady-eyed Gray Rats?

The Great Honey War is the internationally bestselling Ingar Johnsrud’s debut in children’s fiction. The Great Honey War is the first book in the series called The Colors.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The Norwegian bestseller lists for the first week of August are in and Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 4 spot with The Katharina Code on the paperback list. Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth share the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Hedvig Montgomery continues to feature on the non-fiction list and comes in at No. 5 with her Parental Magic this week.

Lastly, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes still occupy the top two positions on the children’s books bestseller list in Norway, coming in at No. 1 with The Search for the Castle’s Secret and No. 2 with Operation Shipwreck.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The bestseller lists for the last week of July are in, and the novels that featured on the list at the start of the summer are still making their mark weeks later. On the e-book list, Ingar Johnsrud’s latest novel The Cross I Bear is No. 3, and is followed by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 4. Macbeth is also No. 4 on the hardcover list, where it in turn is accompanied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret at No. 5.

On the paperback list, Jo Nesbø makes a third appearance at No. 4, this time with The Thirst. Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 5 spot with The Katharina Code.

Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery comes in at No. 5 on the nonfiction list, with her Parental Magic.

Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø and Ingar Johnsrud on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists remain largely unchanged also this week. On the hardcover list, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret stays at No. 1, and is closely followed by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 2. Macbeth is also No. 2 on the e-book list, where the No. 1 spot is yet again claimed by Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear. Johnsrud also features heavily on the paperback list, where his Those Who Follow comes in at No. 2 and As We Fall at No. 4.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst and Jo Nesbø on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud’s Fredrik Beier trilogy continues to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 2, and As We Fall is No. 3. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list for the second consecutive week and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to hold the No. 3 spot. On the hardcover list, the No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth stays at the No. 2 spot.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

All three of Ingar Johnsrud’s novels in the Fredrik Beier trilogy continue to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 4, and As We Fall is No. 5. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 3. Macbeth also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list. The No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret. Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic stays firm at No. 5.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists as all three books in his trilogy about Fredrik Beier appear on this week’s lists. The Cross I Bear, just published last week, appears on both the hardcover list and the e-book one, where it comes in at No. 2. As We Fall comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list, and is joined by Those Who Follow two spots further down.

The No. 1 spot on the hardcover list is won by none other than Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their just published The Search for the Castle’s Secret, the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Just after at No. 2 comes Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed Macbeth. Macbeth also claims the No. 3 spot on the ebook list.

Jørn Lier Horst’s international bestseller The Katharina Code features on the paperback list, where it is No. 2. On the nonfiction list, Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller Parental Magic stays put at No. 5.

‘The Cross I Bear’ published in Norway

One of the government’s most trusted men is found dead in a car wash in Oslo, shot in the groin and left to die. The TV reporter on the hunt for his secrets disappears just days later. But the reporter hadn’t just been looking into the dead man’s past – she’d been searching for information on Superintendent Fredrik Beier’s father.

When the case gradually infiltrates Fredrik’s own life and history, he has to ask himself who he can truly trust. Even his partner Kafa Iqbal seems to be hiding something. And the police has been infiltrated by a mole. As the truths Fredrik’s taken for granted start to crumble, the dark contours of something long hidden finally see the light of day.

The Cross I Bear is the third and final installment in Ingar Johnsrud’s internationally bestselling trilogy about Fredrik Beier and Kafa Iqbal. A masterpiece of tight plotting and unrelenting suspense, it’s a crescendo that will steal your breath away.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ and ‘The Final Word’ No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s sixth novel in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for fiction this February, with Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? following at No. 2. On the paperback list Ingar Johnsrud comes in at No. 3 with Those Who Follow, the first installment in his Fredrik Beier series.

The bestseller list for audiobooks is topped by Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, the eleventh and final novel featuring Annika Bengtzon. No. 2 on the list is Hjorth & Rosenfeldts Those Who Failed, and No. 3 is Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun. Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter makes a second appearance on the February list, on the audio book list’s No. 4 spot.

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