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Jørn Lier Horst & Jan-Erik Fjell

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) has, with his award-winning novels about William Wisting, joined the elite of Nordic crime writers. His books have sold in over 10 million copies and have been published in more than 30 countries. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with unparalleled realism and suspense.

Jan-Erik Fjell (b.1982) made his debut in 2010 with Tysteren. Fjell has sold over 1 million books and has been published in a dozen countries. The critically acclaimed series about Anton Brekke made him the youngest ever winner of the Booksellers Prize.

Collectively, the authors have sold more than 12 million copies. The Scream, the first installment in a new crime series about Markus Heger, is their first time writing together.


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New Title: ‘The Scream’

From a podcast studio in the back of his camper, ex-military and former police student Markus Heger investigates old and new crime cases. “The scream nobody heard” was supposed to be a series about seven-year-old Leah Forsberg, who disappeared from Fagernes 15 years ago, but it only became one episode. Although Leah’s body was never found, her father was convicted of her murder. When another girl disappears, Markus finds himself drawn back into the case again, and information from a reliable source has him questioning if the right man was put behind bars.

Meanwhile, things from his past that he’s desperately been trying to push away keep resurfacing. His absent father writes from prison, asking to meet with him. Perhaps he can help Markus solve the case, and maybe they can mend their broken relationship at the same time.

The Scream is the first installment in a new series by two of Norway’s most prominent crime authors.