Fans of the crime genre know the Swedish greats — Mankell, Nesbø, Larsson, Fossum, Nesser. The new name on the map is Lars Kepler, whose debut thriller The Hypnotist is declared in our July Whodunit? column to be the “the mystery buzz-book of summer 2011.” Three horrifying murders leave one young survivor, and psychologist Erik Maria Bark must unearth the truth from within the mind of the teenage boy. What Bark finds will leave readers chilled . . . and very excited about what’s next from Kepler.
Cool fact: Lars Kepler is actually a pen name for Swedish couple Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril.
They discuss writing together under the pseudonym and share some excellent writing advice in their 7 questions Q&A. You definitely won’t want to miss their answer to our question, “What does Lars Kepler have in store for us next?”
Who is your absolute favorite Swedish crime author?