Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With eight installments to date, the series has sold 15 million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.

“I’m a fan for life!”
Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Boy

“Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters.”
Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Goodbye Man

“Kepler’s characters, particularly Joona Linna, are always drawn sharp and deep, like scalpel cuts. Kepler’s prose unrolls as smoothly as a loop of razor wire. But it’s Kepler’s storytelling that really draws blood.”
A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window

Awards

Shortlisted for the Mofibo Awards (Best Crime & Suspense) Denmark – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2021
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2020
Adlibris Award (Best Crime Fiction) Sweden – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2020
Pocisk’s Best Translated Crime Novel Poland – Kaninjägaren The Rabbit Hunter 2019
Storytel Awards (Best suspense) Sweden – Lazarus Lazarus 2019
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Sandmannen The Sandman 2012
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Eldvittnet The Fire Witness 2011
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Paganinikontraktet The Nightmare 2010
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Bibliography

Joona Linna

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Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, the eighth novel about Joona Linna, is No. 1 also this week on Norway’s official bestseller list for paperbacks.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

The Mirror Man, Lars Kepler’s eighth novel about Joona Linna, is No. 1 also this week on Norway’s official bestseller list for paperbacks.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller list

Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger reprise their placements on last week’s paperback bestseller list, coming in at No. 1 with The Mirror Man and No. 2 with Unhinged respectively. The e-book list meanwhile sees two names making a comeback: Katrine Engberg with The Tenant, which places at No. 3, and Anders de la Motte with Rites of Spring, which places at No. 4.

Lars Kepler and Horst & Enger No. 1 and No. 2 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man makes its debut appearance on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks, going straight to No. 1. Just after at No. 2 comes Unhinged, Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s third title in the Blix & Ramm series.

The Mofibo Awards 2021

The Danish audio and e-book service Mofibo has announced this year’s nominees in the Mofibo Awards. The awards are split into six categories: Crime & Suspense, Fiction, Romance, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Competing for the title of Best Crime & Suspense are: Katrine Engberg with Isola, Lars Kepler with The Mirror Man, Jo Nesbø with The Kingdom, and Stefan Ahnhem with X Ways to Die.

Annette Bjergfeldt’s debut title When Life Gives You Hippos is in the running for Best Fiction, while Simona Ahrnstedt features on the Romance shortlist with her Just a Bit More.

Lastly, the YA and Children’s categories see Lise Villadsen and Don’t Fall, Don’t Drown, Don’t Die and Bobbie Peers and The Explorers’ Club and the Turtle Cannon each grab a spot on the shortlists.

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The Storytel Awards 2020

The nominees for 2020’s Storytel Awards have been announced. Previously known as the Grand Audiobook Prize, the Storytel Awards have been handed out to the best audio books in Sweden since 2007. The awards are split into five categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for the Suspense award are: Kristina Ohlsson’s Storm Watch, Anders Roslund’s Sweet Dreams, Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow, Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, and Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf.

Simona Arhnstedt’s Hearts on the Line meanwhile features on the list of Fiction nominees, and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong on the Non-fiction list.

David Sundin’s audiobook adaptation of his bestselling debut, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award. In its audio form, the book is called The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End.

Fans will be able to vote for their favorites till February 28, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad, David Sundin and Lars Kepler winners of the Adlibris Awards 2020

Adlibris, the leading book retailer in the Nordic countries, has announced the winners of its Adlibris Awards 2020. A total of 30.000 people participated in the vote this year, crowning nine winners in as many categories. Björn Natthiko Lindeblad and I May Be Wrong triumphed in the non-fiction category, claiming the title of “Non-fiction Book of the Year.” David Sundin’s debut and instant classic, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, won in the “Children’s Books Ages 0-6” category. Lars Kepler lastly won the coveted title of “Crime Novel of the Year” with their The Mirror Man.

Lars Kepler and Horst & Enger No. 1 and No. 2 in the Netherlands

The official Dutch crime and thriller list for week 2 places Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man at No. 1, a spot it has now occupied for six weeks straight. Just behind comes Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, who lay claim to the No. 2 placement with Smoke Screen, the second novel in the Blix & Ramm series.

Lars Kepler and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad the most sold in Sweden of 2020

Lars Kepler and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad each performed a remarkable feat on the 2020 book market in Sweden. Lars Kepler became the No. 1 most sold author in the fiction category with The Mirror Man and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad grabbed the No. 1 placement in the nonfiction category with his I May Be Wrong.

 

The December bestseller list in Sweden

December 2020 saw Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong claim two No. 1 spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists: one in nonfiction, and one in audio books. The paperback list’s No. 1 spot went to Stina Jackson and The Last Snow. Taking home the e-book list’s No. 1 spot was Lars Kepler, whose The Mirror Man also featured at No. 2 in hardcover and No. 3 in audio. Kristina Ohlsson’s Storm Watch meanwhile became the No. 4 most sold e-book and the No. 5 most sold hardcover.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

The Mirror Man, the eighth Joon Linna novel by Lars Kepler, ends 2020 and starts 2021 at No. 1 on the official Dutch crime and thriller list. The novel in other words places first on week 53’s and week one’s individual lists.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Coming in at No. 1 on the official Dutch crime and thriller list also this week, Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man has now been a No. 1 bestseller for a full month.

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