AUDIENCE: A must-read series for fans of the masters like STIEG LARSSON, JO NESBO, and HENNING MANKELL.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: With six previous installments in the series, Lars Kepler’s books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide in 40 languages.
MORE THAN 190,000 COPIES SOLD IN CANADA (across all formats): The last book in the series, The Rabbit Hunter (2018) debuted as a Globe and Mail bestseller anda Toronto Star bestseller and the previous installment, Stalker (2016), debuted as a Globe and Mail Top 10 bestseller and has sold more than 15,000 copies in Canada.
FILM/TV: A film franchise and a TV series based on the Joona Linna/Saga Bauer series is in development with Oscar-winning producer Steve Golin (The Revenant, Spotlight, True Detective, Mr. Robot) at Anonymous Content.
SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: @larskepler Facebook +38K followers; Instagram +7,100 followers.
SERIES REPACKAGE: The books in the series, The Hyponotist (2011), The Nightmare (2012), The Fire Witness (2013), The Sandman (2014), and Stalker (2016) have been repackaged and republished in attractive paperback editions in new translations in Canada and the US simultaneously.
“From the opening line, Kepler sets an ominous tone, cold and heavy with a taught sense of anticipation that will keep readers flying through the pages despite their fear of what might come next. Absolutely terrifying and beautifully written. I’m a fan for life!” —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Boy
“One of the best thrillers of the year! Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters. And, oh, what a villain! Lazarus is the definition of a one-sitting read!” —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. Lazarus is as literate as peak Michael Connelly and as addictive as David Baldacci.”
—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window
“Lazarus is written in the fast and furiously paced present in short, bitty chapters that move quickly between characters and scenes to ramp up tension. This gives them an intense, cinematic feel. Characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and credibly flawed with painful pasts. The plot is pretty twisty too, so why these books haven’t been turned into mainstream movies or a TV boxed set is anyone’s guess. Surely Scandi noir hasn’t had its day quite yet? While Lazarus can be read as a standalone, it’s more enjoyable when read as a sequel to The Sandman. But be warned: it’s pretty bloodthirsty. I lapped it up.”—Evening Standard, UK
“Lars Kepler, pseudonym of husband-and-wife crime-writing team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, was Sweden’s best-selling author of the 2010s, across all genres and in any language. Seven novels down the line, their amalgam of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series and Stieg Larsson’s bloody gothic mayhem is also gripping international audiences. Their knack is to sketch believable characters while the plot clatters along like an out-of-control roller-coaster. This tale of a series of elaborate murders across Scandinavia is linked to past novels featuring Kepler’s most barbaric villain, Jurek Walter. The result is savage but irresistible.”—Metro, UK
“[T]his is deeply visceral stuff, largely keeps cliché at bay and is handled with a casual assurance that makes it unputdownable.”—European Literature Network, UK
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