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Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom - Author

About the Author

Anders Roslund
Founder and former head of Kulturnyheterna (Culture News) on Swedish Television. Worked for many years as a news reporter specializing in criminal and social issues, as well as being Editor-in-chief at Rapport and Aktuellt – Swedish television's two major News programmes.

Börge Hellström
Ex-criminal and co-founder of the crime prevention organization KRIS (Criminals Return Into Society). Has worked with the rehabilitation of young offenders and drug addicts, with a past affording him unique insight into the brutal reality of criminal life.

Featured books by Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom

Two Soldiers

Two Soldiers

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

TWO SIDES. In the Stockholm suburb of Raby, tensions between the Swedish authorities and organised juvenile gangs are approaching critical mass. TWO SENTINELS. Investigators Jose Pereira and DCI Ewert Grens are increasingly disturbed by the escalating militancy of these criminal enterprises. TWO SOLDIERS. The police are of little concern to blood brothers Leon and Gabriel. They have vowed to secure dominance in the area, at any cost. A dangerous collision awaits both sides. And so does a shocking revelation that will make all four men question the direction their lives have taken.

Other books by Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

INFILTRATOR One-time Swedish government agent Piet Hoffmann is on the run from the life prison sentence he escaped: living under a false identity with his family in Cali, Colombia. INFORMANT When Hoffmann is offered employment by a Colombian drug mafia, and is simultaneously approached by the US DEA to infiltrate the same cartel, he says yes to both. IN TOO DEEP However, when America settles on an enemy for their next War on Terror, Colombia, the US government and the cartel are faced with the same problem. Piet Hoffmann. Hoffmann is marked. Yet help will come from unlikely quarters: DCI Ewert Grens - the enemy who Hoffmann once tricked - will now become the only ally he can trust.

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2017

INFILTRATOR One-time Swedish government agent Piet Hoffmann is on the run: both from the life prison sentence he escaped, and from the Polish drug mafia he double-crossed. Only Hoffmann's handler, Erik Wilson, knows he now hides in Cali, Colombia, living under a false identity with his wife Zofia and sons Rasmus and Hugo. INFORMANT But life on the run is precarious. And so when Hoffmann, in order to survive, accepts employment as a bodyguard and hit man for the Colombian cocaine mafia, and is simultaneously approached by the US DEA to infiltrate the same cartel, he chooses to say yes to both. Hoffmann has a new, lucrative double life. IN TOO DEEP However, Hoffmann's successful balancing act is short lived. When Timothy D. Crouse, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is kidnapped while on a trip to Colombia, US forces settle on a new enemy for their next War on Terror. This gives the cartel and the US government the same problem. Piet Hoffmann. Condemned and hung out to dry, Hoffmann is stranded, and marked. Yet Erik Wilson will find him help from the most unlikely of figures - the stubborn, acerbic Swedish detective who has never forgotten Piet Hoffmann's face. DCI Ewert Grens - the enemy who Hoffmann once tricked - will now become the only ally he can trust.

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Three Minutes Ewert Grens 6

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

INFILTRATOR One-time Swedish government agent Piet Hoffmann is on the run: both from the life prison sentence he escaped, and from the Polish drug mafia he double-crossed. Only Hoffmann's handler, Erik Wilson, knows he now hides in Cali, Colombia, living under a false identity with his wife Zofia and sons Rasmus and Hugo. INFORMANT But life on the run is precarious. And so when Hoffmann, in order to survive, accepts employment as a bodyguard and hit man for the Colombian cocaine mafia, and is simultaneously approached by the US DEA to infiltrate the same cartel, he chooses to say yes to both. Hoffmann has a new, lucrative double life. IN TOO DEEP However, Hoffmann's successful balancing act is short lived. When Timothy D. Crouse, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is kidnapped while on a trip to Colombia, US forces settle on a new enemy for their next War on Terror. This gives the cartel and the US government the same problem. Piet Hoffmann. Condemned and hung out to dry, Hoffmann is stranded, and marked. Yet Erik Wilson will find him help from the most unlikely of figures - the stubborn, acerbic Swedish detective who has never forgotten Piet Hoffmann's face. DCI Ewert Grens - the enemy who Hoffmann once tricked - will now become the only ally he can trust.

Pen 33 Ewert Grens 1

Pen 33 Ewert Grens 1

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

THE FIRST IN THE MILLION-SELLING DCI EWERT GRENS SERIES, WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY 2005 FOR BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR, AND AS HARD-HITTING A CRIME NOVEL AS YOU WILL EVER READ. 'A must read' Observer Bernt Lund harbours a sickness. He is a monster: in the mind of society, in the mind of his nine-year-old victims' parents, and in the mind of his fellow inmates. Lennart Oscarsson has a situation. The worst scenario imaginable for Aspsas prison's Department for Sexual Crimes. These two men's actions are about to hand DCI Ewert Grens the most profoundly sickening and impossibly sensitive case of his career, and in Stockholm's history. Pen 33 is both an unforgiving collision between a time-hardened policeman and a truly heinous crime, and an unflinching exploration of what people - whether criminals or victims - are capable of when they choose to relinquish self-control. Loved Pen 33 and hungry for another DCI Ewert Grens thriller? If so, choose the next novel in the series, Box 21 . . .

Box 21 Ewert Grens 2

Box 21 Ewert Grens 2

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHORS OF THREE SECONDS AND CELL 8 INTRODUCE DCI EWERT GRENS TO THE CRUEL REALITY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. 'This is crime writing at its most ambitious and morally complex' Financial Times Lydia Grajauskas will never forget the face. The face of the trafficker who brought her to Stockholm: the man responsible for three unrelenting years of forced prostitution and slavery. DCI Ewert Grens will never forget the name. The name of the prisoner the day his life was destroyed: the man responsible for twenty-five years of torturous heartache. Sweden will never forget their revenge . . . Box 21 is a steely, airtight thriller containing both the harshest aspects of degradation and retaliation, and the toughest questions surrounding the morality of violent and obsessive reprisal. Looking for a companion to Box 21? Look no further than Roslund & Hellstroem's Pen 33 . . .

Two Soldiers

Two Soldiers

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

TWO SIDES. In the Stockholm suburb of Raby, tensions between the Swedish authorities and organised juvenile gangs are approaching critical mass. TWO SENTINELS. Investigators Jose Pereira and DCI Ewert Grens are increasingly disturbed by the escalating militancy of these criminal enterprises. TWO SOLDIERS. The police are of little concern to blood brothers Leon and Gabriel. They have vowed to secure dominance in the area, at any cost. A dangerous collision awaits both sides. And so does a shocking revelation that will make all four men question the direction their lives have taken.

Cell 8

Cell 8

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend, seventeen-year-old John Meyer Frey marks time in an Ohio maximum security prison, awaiting execution. For nearly a decade, the victims father has hungered for Freys death, while a prison guard is torn by compassion for the young man. When Frey unexpectedly dies of heart disease before he either receives his just punishment or achieves redemption, the wheels of justice grind to a halt. Six years later, on a ferry between Finland and Sweden, a singer named John Schwarz viciously attacks a drunken lout, leaving the man in a coma. The Stockholm police arrest Schwarz and assign Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens to the seemingly straightforward assault case. But when Grens learns that the assailant has been living in Sweden under a false identity, he begins to suspect that something darker and more complex underlies the incident. Following his intuition, Grens launches an investigation that stretches from Sweden to the United States and reveals a shocking connection between the Frey and Schwarz cases. Featuring a multilayered plot with a killer twist, Cell 8 takes you on a journey that explores the devastating repercussions of the death penalty as well as the fallout from the conflicting desires for public justice and private retribution.

Box 21

Box 21

Author: Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2011

Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in a Stockholm brothel. Suddenly they are given an unexpected chance at freedom and with it the opportunity to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they once had. What will happen now that the tables are turned and the victims fight back? Box 21 is a mind-blowing psychological thriller of the highest order.Superb...Roslund and Hellstrm play out the tale in taut, short scenes, meting out revelations and shocks in sure, knowing fashion, ending with the shock that all but undoes the rest.... Box 21 is profound. The Philadelphia InquirerThis dark, explicit novel is another impressive crime thriller from Scandinavia.... A good read. Arizona RepublicGripping...the story takes a number of surprising twists and turns. The Washington Post Book WorldThis excellent crime thriller is bound to please fans of Stieg Larssons The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Henning Mankells Kurt Wallander series. Library Journal

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