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.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
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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‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in Finland

Published in Finland on Wednesday, Lars Kepler’s eighth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Mirror Man, has gone straight to No. 1 on the Finnish bestseller list and tops the general list across all genres and formats, as well as the hardcover fiction list.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, the just today published eighth installment in the Joona Linna series, has gone straight to No. 1 in the Czech Republic.

‘The Mirror Man’ published in Sweden

A young woman disappears when she is on her way home from school. Five years later, she is found murdered on a playground in central Stockholm. Via CCTV footage, Joona Linna manages to track down an eyewitness. When it turns out that the witness is a mentally ill man who doesn’t have any memories whatsoever of what he saw, Joona reaches out to the hypnotist Erik Maria Bark.

The Mirror Man is the eighth installment in the Joona Linna series.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler among the most sold of the decade in Norway

It’s official: Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Lars Kepler are three of the most sold authorships in Norway during the last decade. On the top hundred list for best selling fiction titles, Nesbø claims a whopping 8 placements, while Horst grabs 7, and Kepler 3. Among Nesbø’s featured titles, two are in the top three: Police, at No. 2, and Phantom, at No. 3.

Lars Kepler is the best-selling author of the decade in Sweden

It’s now official that Lars Kepler was the best-selling author of the decade in Sweden, across all categories, genres and formats.
In a press release that went out today, Albert Bonniers Förlag states the following:

“Albert Bonniers Förlag can gratifyingly boast the decade’s greatest authorship, in Lars Kepler. The crime duo has had more No. 1 placements, and top ten-positions across the bestseller lists outlining the book industry’s joint annual sales, than any other author – Swedish or international.
In the fiction category, which includes both Swedish and translated books, Lars Kepler saw the most No. 1 placements (4) and positions in total (13) on Svensk Bokhandel’s top ten-bestseller lists outlining the book industry’s joint annual sales. In a summation of all the categories – fiction, non-fiction, children’s and YA, paperback, audio books and e-books – Lars Kepler likewise holds the most No. 1 placements (7) and the most placements in total (38) on Svensk Bokhandel’s top ten-bestseller lists detailing the book industry’s joint annual sales.”

Lars Kepler, Stina Jackson, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø among the most sold in Sweden 2019

The official bestseller lists for 2019 have been announced in Sweden, and two of the names featured will be familiar to those who can recall the lists for the previous year, 2018. Both Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson succeed in grabbing top spots two years in a row with the same titles, Lazarus and The Silver Road respectively. Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is No. 2 on the hardcover list, while Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road is No. 3 in paperback and e-book, and No. 4 in audio.

Also appearing for the second year in a row, though with a new title, is Niklas Natt och Dag. His 1794 lands at No. 4 in hardcover.

Another long-running bestseller making multiple appearances on the lists is Jo Nesbø’s Knife, which takes the No. 4 spot in the e-book category and No. 5 in audio.

The October bestseller list in Sweden

The official bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 grabs three top spots, coming in at No. 1 in hardcover, No. 2 in e-book and No. 4 in audio. Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die nabs two No. 3 placements, one on the hardcover list and one on the e-book one.

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter is No. 3. Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Little More is No. 4 in e-book.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for week 42 (October 14th-20th) see a couple of new arrivals claim spots in the top fives. One of them is Simona Ahrnstedt’s just published Just a Little More, which comes in at No. 2 on the e-book list. Meanwhile, Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die appears in three categories, coming in at No. 2 in audio, No. 3 in hardcover, and No. 4 in e-book. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 features on multiple lists as well, coming in at No. 3 in e-book and No. 4 in hardcover.

In the paperback category Lars Kepler claims another top spot this week, appearing at No. 2 with Lazarus. The No. 5 spot on the list goes to the new arrival Dead of Winter by Anders de la Motte.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 doesn’t budge from its place at the top of the hardcover bestseller list in Sweden, coming in at No. 1 for the fourth week in a row. 1794 is also No. 3 on the audio list, as well as on the e-book list. Stefan Ahnhem joins Natt och Dag on the e-book list, coming in at No. 2 with his X Ways to Die. Ahnhem is also No. 4 in hardcover. The paperback list’s No. 1 spot goes to Lars Kepler and Lazarus, which has now featured at the top for four weeks straight.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 comes in at No. 1 in both hardcover and e-book also this week, additionally grabbing the No. 3 spot on the audio list. Natt och Dag’s first novel, The Wolf and the Watchman, is No. 3 in paperback, and No. 5 in e-book.

Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die nabs multiple spots on the lists as well, coming in at No. 3 in hardcover and in e-book. Lars Kepler meanwhile grabs the No. 1 spot on the paperback list with Lazarus.

The September bestseller list in Sweden

The Swedish bestseller lists for the month of September see Lars Kepler dominate the paperback list, coming in at No. 1 with Lazarus. The just published second novel by Niklas Natt och Dag, 1794, debuts on the monthly lists by claiming two No. 3 spots, one the hardcover list, one on the audio list. The novel also features at No. 4 in e-book. Jørn Lier Horst meanwhile grabs the No. 5 spot with The Cabin.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 claims multiple No. 1 spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists also this week, coming in at the top of both the hardcover list and the e-book one. The novel is also No. 4 in audio. The Wolf and the Watchman, the prequel to 1794, returns to the lists as well, coming in at No. 4 in paperback, and in e-book. Lars Kepler’s Lazarus, the seventh Joona Linna title, features at the No. 1 spot on the paperback list.

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