Translated by :Ian Giles
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.22in x 5.49 x 1.1 in | 0.96 lb
Page Count:384 pages
THE AUTHOR: David Lagercrantz was hand-picked to take over the Millennium series after Stieg Larsson’s death, and the three books he authored have sold over 400,000 copies in Canada.
THE UNDYING APPEAL OF HOLMES-LIKE TROUBLED GENIUS DETECTIVES: Rekke is an exquisitely mannered, drug-addled contemporary Swedish version of Sherlock Holmes, with a talent for the piano instead of the violin and a brother equal in brilliance and deviousness to Mycroft.
AFGHANISTAN IN THE NEWS: Sadly, Afghanistan is back in the news and the Taliban again a name that is fresh in our minds. This novel’s backdrop is in fact the backdrop to today’s front pages.
GREAT PARTNERS: as with the Lisbeth Salander/Mikael Blomkvist novels, we are publishing simultaneously with Knopf US and Quercus in the UK.
AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT: The novel has already been published to excitement and acclaim in Scandinavia and other European countries, with many territories to come.
OTPB: We will publish in an accessible trade paperback edition.
“Rekke [is a] gem of a character…Kudos to Lagercrantz and translator Giles for a compelling read.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Lagercrantz has created a complex, Holmes-and-Watson alliance here that’s enhanced by brooding Scandinavian atmosphere, nuanced internal conflicts, and sharp-edged cultural divides.”
“A promising series launch…Vargas’s depth of character bodes well for future entries. Not just Sherlock Holmes fans will want to check this one out.“
“[A] terrifically well-wrought book that grabs readers and tugs them through a dangerous deductive adventure.”
—The Wall Street Journal
”A classic murder mystery bringing together two unlikely allies,…a well-educated man from the upper classes [and] a young local police officer from Stockholm’s suburbs…. You’ll love the massive contrast in styles of the two main characters, as they cope with the ups and downs of a complicated investigation - one Holmes himself would have loved to solve.“
—The Herald (Scotland)
”A nerve-racking political thriller with the most exciting detective duo in a long time. Bring on their next case."
—Romy Hausmann, author of Dear Child
“A must-read…Another writer might have gotten lost in a swamp of clichés. But not David Lagercrantz [who] skillfully navigates a complex plot.”
“Very entertaining…The depiction of this duo’s friendship is finely tuned and poignant, and I have only good things to say about the suspense.”
“We are without a doubt dealing with a dynamic duo… Both affecting and engaging.”
“This rich, engrossing novel… provides an interesting account of living with bipolar disorder, touching on the powerful bursts of creativity in the manic phases and the despair, anxiety and resentment felt by sufferers’ families and carers.”
—Literary Review (UK)
“Dark Music is an intricately written and gripping Scandi-crime read….”