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Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) and Thomas Enger (b. 1973) are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively.

Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense. To date, Horst has authored two crime fiction series for adults and two crime fiction series for younger readers, both of which are the most popular children’s book series in their respective age categories.

Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.

Death Deserved is Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written novel and the first installment in a suspense series that combines the very best of both authorships.

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The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Knife is No. 1 on the hardcover list also this week, claiming the No. 1 spot on the e-book list too. Nesbø makes an appearance on the paperback list as well, where his Macbeth is No. 5. Jørn Lier Horst similarly lays claim to multiple spots on the weekly lists, starting with No. 4 on the hardcover one, where Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ feature with their latest activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series: The Search for the Magician’s Tome. Smoke Screen, the just published second installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Blix & Ramm series, is No. 2 in e-book. Lastly, Horst’s The Innermost Room is No. 3 on the paperback list. It is joined by another long-term bestseller, Lars Kepler’s Lazarus, which is No. 2 on the same list.

‘Smoke Screen’ published in Norway

An explosion rocks the city of Oslo on New Year’s Eve and Norway is put on terror alert. Among the wounded is someone Alexander Blix knows well. Ruth-Kristine Smeplass is the mother of 2-year-old Patricia, kidnapped ten years ago. Blix was heavily involved in the investigation all those years back, but no trace could be found of the missing girl. As the case gains public attention once more, news blogger Emma Ramm is intrigued by the unsolved mystery. Blix and Ramm both set out to penetrate the smoke screen that’s been put up to cover the truth behind Patricia’s abduction.

Smoke Screen is the second installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s bestselling Blix & Ramm series.

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger No. 1 in Norway

Death Deserved, the first installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Blix & Ramm series, is No. 1 on the official Norwegian paperback bestseller list also this week.

Horst & Enger and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Death Deserved is No. 1 on the official bestseller list for paperbacks in Norway. This marks the fourth consecutive week at No. 1, and ninth week in the top three. Hedvig Montgomery likewise stays in the top, but does so on the nonfiction list with The Kindergarten Age. The third book in her Parental Magic series is No. 3 also this week.

Hedvig Montgomery and Horst & Enger No. 1 in Norway

Hedvig Montgomery and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger each snag a No. 1 spot on the official Norwegian bestseller lists for week 19 (May 6-12). Hedvig Montgomery is No. 1 on the nonfiction list with The Kindergarten Age, and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Death Deserved is No. 1 on the paperback list.

Horst & Enger and Hedvig Montgomery No. 1 and No. 2 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Death Deserved is back at No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks. The duo is joined by Hedvig Montgomery, who lands the No. 2 spot on the nonfiction list with The Kindergarten Age, the just published third installment in her Parental Magic series, a set of five books to guide any parent or guardian through even the toughest childrearing issues.

Horst & Enger and Anne Holt on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Death Deserved, the first book in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s new joint series, is once again No. 2 on the official paperback bestseller list in Norway, and No. 1 on the e-book one. Horst & Enger are joined by Anne Holt on the e-book list, where she comes in at No. 5 with A Grave for Two.

‘Death Deserved’ and ‘A Higher Justice’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Death Deserved debuts at No. 3 on the Norwegian weekly paperback bestseller list, heading straight for the top just as it did upon its hardcover publication. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice meanwhile jumps a few placements on the e-book list, coming in at No. 2.

New title: ‘Death Deserved’

Oslo, 2018. Former queen of long-distance running Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always No. 1. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm goes to Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib number – “1” – has been pinned to the television.

Police officer Alexander Blix still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he fired his gun and killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Blix is given the job of heading the missing person investigation. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the timing of the clues’ appearance seems to be carefully calculated. Is it all part of a greater plan they’re not yet seeing?

Circumstances force Blix and Emma to work together. Both are determined to find and stop the merciless killer with an obvious taste for the dramatic. He’s hungry for attention. And he’s just gotten his first taste of it…

Death Deserved is the first installment in a planned series.

New authorship: Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) and Thomas Enger (b. 1973) are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively.

Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense. To date, Horst has authored two crime fiction series for adults and two crime fiction series for younger readers, both of which are the most popular children’s book series in their respective age categories.

Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.

Death Deserved is Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written novel and the first installment in a suspense series that combines the very best of both authorships.