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
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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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler grabs three tops spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists also this week. In this round, The Mirror Man is No. 1 in hardcover, No. 2 in e-books, and No. 3 in audio.

‘The Mirror Man’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man (Joona Linna #8) was just published in the Netherlands and has entered the official bestseller list for hardcover crime fiction at No. 1.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man grabs three No. 1 spots also this week on the official Swedish bestseller lists. The novel is No. 1 in hardcover, audio and e-books.

The Adlibris Awards 2020

The nominees for 2020’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and last year, the Adlibris Award was founded to celebrate the site’s most popular titles. 10 titles in 9 different categories are nominated by a jury of Adlibris employees, and all titles must have been published during 2020.

A new category added this year is the ‘Debutant’ one, in which Klas Ekman’s recently published Capable People can be found.

Amongst the nominated titles in the ‘Crime Fiction’ category are Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow, Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf, Jo Nesbø’s  The Kingdom and Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man.

Fans have until December 8 to cast their votes in each respective category. The winners will be announced on January 25, 2021.

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The Mirror Man, the latest title from the internationally acclaimed author duo Lars Kepler, is No. 1 in Sweden also this week. For the third week in a row, the novel is No. 1 in the three categories hardcover, e-books, and audio.

Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger on the Slovakian bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man claims the No. 2 spot on the Slovakian book retailer Martinus’s e-book bestseller list. Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Smoke Screen features on the list as well, where it is No. 5.

The October bestseller list in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s latest title about Joona Linna, The Mirror Man, comes in first in three categories on the official Swedish bestseller lists for October. It is No. 1 in hardcover, audio, and e-books. Hans Rosenfeldt follows just behind, placing at No. 2 in hardcover and audio with When Crying Wolf. Simona Ahrnstedt’s ever popular Opposites Attract series makes its mark on the e-book list, where the latest installment – Hearts on the Line – comes in at No. 3.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man dominates also this week, featuring at the No. 1 spot on three lists: hardcover, audio and e-books. Simona Ahrnstedt’s Hearts on the Line likewise stays put, coming in at No. 4 in e-books.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man doesn’t budge from its placements on the Norwegian bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 in e-books and No. 3 in hardcover also this week. Also on the e-book list is Jørn Lier Horst’s A Question of Guilt, which places at No. 4.

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