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 seven 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 LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Shortlisted for the Adlibris Awards (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 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.

‘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.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Week 50’s (December 7-13) top placements are divided equally between Lars Kepler, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad and Stina Jackson. Lars Kepler is No. 1 in hardcover with The Mirror Man, also coming in at No. 2 in e-books. Björn Natthiko Lindeblad meanwhile occupies the No. 1 spot on the non-fiction list with I May Be Wrong, which is also No. 2 in audio. The last No. 1 spot, that of the paperback list, goes to Stina Jackson and The Last Snow.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man is No. 1 on the Dutch bestseller list for thrillers and crime fiction. This marks the novel’s third consecutive week at the top.

The November bestseller list in Sweden

For the second month in a row, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong comes in at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for non-fiction. The title is also No. 2 on the audio list. The No. 1 spots on the hardcover, e-book and audio lists meanwhile go to Lars Kepler and The Mirror Man.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The bestseller lists for the first week of December see Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man claim the No.1 spots on the audio and e-book lists, and the No. 2 one on the hardcover list. The No. 5 placement goes to Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf.

The non-fiction list has the ever popular Björn Natthiko Lindeblad appear at No. 2 with his I May Be Wrong. He is also No. 2 in audio, where he’s joined by Ulf Lundell and Weekdays 3 at No. 4.

New on the paperback list is Stina Jackson, whose just published softcover of The Last Snow is No. 2.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ one of New York Times Book Review’s ‘10 Best Crime Novels of 2020’

Literary critic Marilyn Stasio has selected Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter as one of the 10 Best Crime Novels of 2020 on the New York Times Book Review’s yearly list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler continues their No. 1 streak on the Swedish bestseller lists, The Mirror Man once again grabbing the top spots in hardcover and ebooks.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man doesn’t budge from its place at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the official Dutch bestseller list for thrillers and crime fiction this week as well.

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