Henrys hemlighet (#3)
To Him Who Knocks
Kristina Ohlsson (b. 1979) is one of Sweden’s most successful authors of crime fiction and children’s books. Before becoming a full-time writer in 2012, Kristina worked for the OSCE (the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), the Swedish Security Service, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her crime fiction novels about Fredrika Bergman have repeatedly been shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Crime Novel of the Year’, and featured prominently on bestseller lists all over the world. The novels also earned her the 2010 Stabilo Prize for ‘Best Crime Writer of Southern Sweden’. Kristina Ohlsson has rapidly established herself as highly popular author with a broad fan base of adults as well as children.
“No one creates intrigues like she does. It is simply brilliant.”
“The writing is tense, dense and very atmospheric. The stories sharp and impossible to let go. Kristina Ohlsson is a true queen of scandinavian crime.”
“Kristina Ohlssons has managed to do what many before her have tried: to take the Swedish crime novel to a new and unexpected level.”
|– Henrys hemlighet To Him Who Knocks||2019|
|– Det magiska hjärtat The Magical Heart||2018|
|– Varulvens hemlighet The Werewolf’s Secret||2017|
|– Det magiska hjärtat The Magical Heart||2017|
|– Zombiefeber Zombie Fever||2016|
|– Glasbarnen The Glass Children||2016|
|– Silverpojken The Silver Boy||2016|
|– Stenänglar The Stone Angels||2016|
|– Glasbarnen The Glass Children||2015|
|– Silverpojken The Silver Boy||2014|
|– Silverpojken The Silver Boy||2014|
|– Glasbarnen The Glass Children||2013|
|– Änglavakter The Disappeared||2011|
|– Tusenskönor Silenced||2010|
2018, Children’s horror
2017, Children’s horror
2016, Children’s horror
2015, Children’s suspense
2014, Children’s suspense
2013, Children’s suspense
2020, Children’s horror
2019, Children’s suspense
2017, Children’s suspense
2015, Children’s suspense
Sweden’s leading newspaper Dagens Nyheter has chosen Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow, Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness, and Kristina Ohlsson’s Storm Watch as three of their “Best Crime Novels of 2020.” Literary critic Lotta Olsson gives the following reviews:
“Stina Jackson debuted with The Silver Road two years ago: a brilliantly told story of rural villages, forests, and lonely girls. The Last Snow is at times even better.” (The Last Snow)
“Jørn Lier Horst raises the suspense level to horror proportions.” (The Inner Darkness)
“Kristina Ohlsson succeeds in combining suspense, feelgood and social realism.” (Storm Watch)
Week 43’s official bestseller lists see Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man debut at No. 1 in e-book and No. 3 in hardcover. Featuring on the same two lists is Jørn Lier Horst, whose A Question of Guilt is No. 3 and No. 5 respectively. Lastly, Kristina Ohlsson claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list with To Him Who Knocks.
Stina Jackson and Kristina Ohlsson have both been shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Jackson is nominated for The Last Snow, while Ohlsson is shortlisted for her upcoming title Stormvakt, the first installment in a new series.
The winning author will be announced on November 22.
Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf claims two No. 1 spots on Sweden’s official bestseller list this week, nabbing both the top position on the hardcover fiction list as well as on the audiobook list. Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom grabs the No. 2 spot on the e-book list and shows up at No. 4 on both the hardcover list and audio list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 climbs the paperback list, appearing at No. 3 this week, and Kristina Ohlsson’s children’s horror title The Haunted Mansion’s Secret land at No. 4 on the children’s list.
Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf grabs the No. 2 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers this week. The just published title also features on the audio list, where it comes in at No. 5. Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom claims the No. 3 spot in the same category.
Another newcomer is Kristina Ohlsson’s children’s horror title, The Haunted Mansion’s Secret, which debuts at No. 3 on the children’s list. The paperback list meanwhile sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1794 land at No. 4.
It’s the holidays and Alba and her little sister Ellen have gone to visit their Uncle Baltazar in Star Valley. With Christmas just a few days away, he takes them to see a miniature house made by a famous old carpenter. The house frightens Alba. At night, she hears voices whispering that Christmas is the most dangerous time of the year, and someone lights a fire in the fireplace of the small house.
Then Alba finds a letter from the carpenter. He writes about someone he calls the Collector, a sinister figure who time and again returns to take the valley’s children. Alba soon realizes that the Collector is back, and that yet another child is about to disappear.
At the same time, the snowstorm grows fiercer, and the village is under threat of being closed off from the rest of the world. No one can come in, and no one can leave. What will happen to Christmas? Will Alba’s and Ellen’s parents make it there in time? Will Alba be able to stop the Collector before it’s too late? And who can she really trust in the valley?
Kristina Ohlsson is a master of suspense – the creeping, spooky kind. With books like The Glass Children, Zombie Fever and The Mystery of the Haunted Fortress, she has delighted – and frightened – countless children all over the world. The Haunted Mansion’s Secret is her newest tale, and it’s full of wintery chills and thrills.
Kristina Ohlsson’s To Him Who Knocks is No. 6 on the official Icelandic bestseller list for the month of March. To Him Who Knocks is the third Martin Benner title.
Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant debuts on the official Swedish bestseller lists for paperbacks this week, claiming the No. 1 spot right from the start. Engberg is joined on the list by Jo Nesbø, whose long-running bestseller Knife is No. 3 this time.
Niklas Natt och Dag meanwhile comes in at No. 1 on the hardcover list with 1794, which is also No. 4 on the e-book list. The first book in his Cardell & Winge series, The Wolf and the Watchman, is No. 2 in e-book.
Concluding the round-up with the children’s books list, we find Kristina Ohlsson’s The Mystery of the Haunted Fortress featuring at No. 4.