The Mirror Man
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
Lars Kepler is the winner of the 2021 Crime Author of the Year award, bestowed by BookBeat and the Crimetime Festival. The award is based on statistics from the three latest audiobooks by Swedish crime authors during the last 12 months and the winner was announced this weekend during an award ceremony at the Gothenburg Book Fair.
“The authorship Lars Kepler is a phenomenon in itself and is one of Sweden’s most popular through time, and data from hundreds of thousands of listeners gives us the answers as to why. Not only is their latest novel, The Mirror Man, the most listened to book of 2020 on BookBeat, our overall data shows us that users love and cannot stop listening to any of their three latest novels. Thus they are, amongst incredibly strong competition, worthy winners of the ‘Crime Author of the Year,’” says Anna Riklund, Head of Content at BookBeat.
Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril say:
“We love that storytelling has returned to our country through audio books. We feel that our narrators Gunilla Leining and Jonas Malmsjö have a magical ability to highlight the dark and suggestive in our books. We are very happy and proud of this award, and deeply grateful that we have such fantastic listeners.”
Lars Kepler is nominated for Bookbeat’s Crime Author of the Year 2021, an award that is completely data-driven and is based on how popular, listened to and liked the three latest novels from current Swedish crime authors have been during the past year.
The winner will be announced on September 25th at this year’s CrimeTime Festival in Gothenburg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.
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.
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.
To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.
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.
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 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.
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.