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Lars Kepler - Author

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A No. 1 bestselling international sensation, Lars Kepler has sold in excess of 1.5 million copies of the Joona Linna series in Sweden alone. Their first thriller, The Hypnotist, has just been released as a film, directed by Lasse Hallström. The Fire Witness is the third thriller in the Joona Linna series following on from The Nightmare in 2012. Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.

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Lazarus

Lazarus

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

'It may take you a while to sleep after you finish it' Daily Express The most chilling and terrifying serial killer thriller of the year, from international bestseller Lars Kepler. Sweden's most notorious serial killer. Jurek Walter was shot and killed years ago. The police moved on and managed to forget the darkness that had tainted their lives. Has come back from the dead. But now someone is leaving a trail of broken bodies across Sweden and the clues all point to Walter. Detective Joona Linna is convinced his worst nightmare is becoming a reality: the man who tore apart his family has returned to finish the job. He doesn't just kill you. He buries your loved ones alive. When Joona's partner is taken - and locked inside an underground coffin - he finds himself with an impossible choice: leave her to die or walk into the trap set by the only man he ever feared. 'Wraps you in a cloak of darkness' Daily Mail 'A thrilling, terrifying, dark and disturbing read. Loved it' Patricia Gibney, no.1 bestselling author of the Lottie Parker series

Hypnotist

Hypnotist

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2018

A riveting new translation of the first installment in the #1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series, The Hypnotist shows the lengths one determined detective is willing to go to solve a horrific crime.A gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Joona Linna of the National Crime Police. There's only one surviving witness--the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. The only problem is, he's lapsed into a catatonic state. Desperate for information, Linna enlists trauma expert Dr. Erik Maria Bark, hoping to hypnotize the boy and uncover the secrets locked in his memory. But, scarred by past experiences, Bark has sworn never to use hypnosis again. When the doctor breaks his promise, he triggers a terrifying chain of events that will put all their lives in jeopardy.

Rabbit Hunter

Rabbit Hunter

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die... The sixth gripping thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. There's a face at the window. A masked stranger stands in the shadow of a garden, watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly - play him a nursery rhyme - make him pay. A killer in your house. The police offer ex-Detective Joona Linna a chance to clear his name: help Superintendent Saga Bauer track down the vicious killer terrorising Stockholm, before he strikes again. Only one man can stop him. Now Joona stands between a disturbed predator and its prey. He must catch a killer who hunts in the shadows and who is dangerously close to losing control...

Sandman

Sandman

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

';With its tight, staccato chapters and cast of dangerous wraiths lurking everywhere,The Sandmanis a nonstop fright.' Janet Maslin,The New York TimesThe #1 internationally best-selling thriller from the author of The Hypnotist tells the chilling story of a manipulative serial killer and the two brilliant police agents who must try to beat him at his own game.Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman. Years ago, Detective Inspector Joona Linna made an excruciating personal sacrifice to ensure Jurek's capture. He is keenly aware of what this killer is capable of, and now he is certain that Jurek has an accomplice. He knows that any chance of rescuing Mikael's sister depends on getting Jurek to talk, and that the only agent capable of this is Inspector Saga Bauer, a twenty-seven-year-old prodigy. She will have to go under deep cover in the psychiatric ward where Jurek is imprisoned, and she will have to find a way to get to the psychopath before it's too late--and before he gets inside her head.

bosszuallo

bosszuallo

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2016

Egy eltunt fiu.Egy elrabolt lany.Egyikuk felbukkan.A masikuknak nincs nyoma.Es valaki, aki regota bortonben ul, mintha cinkos lenne az ugyben.Kulonos alak imbolyog a hoesesben a vasuti hidon. A mozdonyvezeto az utolso pillanatban veszi eszre, csak hajszal hijan sikerul elkerulni a tragediat. A csontsovany, sulyos beteg fiatalemberrol a korhazban kiderul, hogy hivatalosan mar het eve nincs is az elok soraban. A rendorseg szerint Jurek Walter vegzett vele. Am Walter, a szinte termeszetfeletti kepessegu sorozatgyilkos hosszu evek ota szigoru orizet alatt el egy bortonkorhazban. Kapcsolatot nem tarthat senkivel, meg az orvosokkal, apolokkal sem. A fiut pedig ez ido alatt fogva tartottak. De kicsoda? Ha nem Jurek Walter jar ki-be az elmeosztaly falain at, akkor buntarsa lehet odakint.Ahogy Joona Linna feleleveniti a regi esetet, szornyu emlekeivel egyutt eletre kelnek a remalmai is. A rendorseg reges-reg eltunt aldozatok es egy Homokember nevu fantom utan kutat. Nyomok nincsenek, csak a fogsagbol szabadult fiu lazas szavaibol kirajzolodo emlekfoszlanyok. Ezek pedig arra utalnak, hogy a huga is ugyanott raboskodik, ahol ot tartottak fogva, es az elete veszelyben van.Joona Linna mindent egy lapra tesz fel: egy kulonlegesen kikepzett nyomozot kuld csalinak a bortonkorhazba, Jurek Walter melle, hogy megtudjon valamit az elrabolt lany holleterol.Lars Kepler ujabb regenye sem szokvanyos bunugyi tortenet. Emberrablasok, egy elmeosztaly borzongato mindennapjai, a mult lezaratlan epizodjai, az orosz titkosszolgalat varatlan fortelyai emelik A bosszuallo cimu regenyt a legkivalobb skandinav krimik soraba. Megjelenesenek eveben ez a kotet volt a legnagyobb peldanyszamban eladott bestseller Svedorszagban. Napjaink legsikeresebb sved krimisorozata kezdetben jo ideig ugy allt az eladasi listak elen, hogy szerzojenek kiletet homaly fedte. Mar az oriasi sikert aratott elso kotet, A hipnotizor megjelenesekor tudni lehetett, hogy a Lars Kepler iroi alnev. A szenzaciora ehes ujsagirok nem nyugodtak, es vegul egy napilap kideritette, kit takar az alca: Alexander es Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril szerzo- es hazaspar kettoset. Kozos iroi vallalkozasba kezdtek, aminek eredmenye az a kirobbano sikeru bestsellersorozat lett, amelyben a makacs es rettenthetetlen stockholmi rendorfelugyelo, Joona Linna elkepeszto fordulatokkal teli nyomozasai kovetik egymast.A szerzoparos neve kettos tiszteletadas Stieg Larsson - a Millennium-trilogia szerzoje - es a reneszansz nemet csillagasz, Johannes Kepler elott.

Playground - Leben oder Sterben

Playground - Leben oder Sterben

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

Jasmin Pascal-Andersson, Lieutenant in der schwedischen Armee, wird bei einem Kriegseinsatz schwer verwundet. Vierzig Sekunden lang steht ihr Herz still. Nach der Reanimation leidet sie an Halluzinationen, die Arzte attestieren ihr ein posttraumatisches Stresssyndrom. Eine schwierige Rekonvaleszenzzeit steht ihr bevor, und zuruck in Stockholm entscheidet sie sich, aus dem Militardienst auszutreten, um ein ruhigeres Leben zu fuhren. Sie findet einen Job als Sekretarin, bringt wenig spater ein Kind zur Welt. Alles scheint in bester Ordnung. Doch als Jasmin mit ihrem Sohn in einen furchtbaren Autounfall verwickelt wird, kehren die Halluzinationen zuruck ...

tuz tanuja

tuz tanuja

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Flora Hansen halottidezo mediumnak nevezi magat, abbol el, hogy a holtakkal folytatott beszelgeteseket szinlel. Am miutan egy videki leanyotthonban holtan talaljak az egyik fiatal lanyt, nagyon is valos latomasai tamadnak. Jelentkezik a rendorsegen, es eloadja, hogy szellemet latott. Csupan egyetlen nyomozo akad, aki a ketelyeit felreteve hajlando meghallgatni a mondandojat. Joona Linna felugyelo joval tobb idot toltott a bunteny helyszinen, mint amennyit barmely mas kollegaja szuksegesnek tartott volna. Az eset latszolag egyszeru: egy lany meghalt, egy masiknak pedig, aki a gyilkossag ejjelen eltunt, a parnaja alol egy veres kalapacs kerul elo. De miert allitja Flora valtig, hogy a gyilkos szerszam nem kalapacs volt, hanem egy ko? Linna kivalo nyomozo, elszant es makacs, nem elegszik meg a kezenfekvo valaszokkal. Ahogy a tortenet fokozatosan kibontakozik, minden fejre all es megkerdojelezodik: az orultek normalisnak, az epeszuek orultnek tunnek. Az ugy egyszerunek latszo buncselekmenybol a rendorsegen beluli jatszmak es egy felkavaro tortenet elkepesztoen izgalmas elegyeve alakul. Linna mind melyebbre as, mignem vegul sajat multjanak egy remisztoen sotet arnyaval kell szembeneznie. Ahogy a korabbi Lars Kepler-kotetetek, A hipnotizor es A Paganini-szerzodes, A tuz tanuja is hosszu honapokon at megorizte helyet a sved bestsellerlistak elen. A feszultseget lebilincseloen fenntarto, borzongato hangulatu, megalkuvast nem ismeroen sodro lenduletu ujabb kotet aztan a sorozat rajongoinak koszonhetoen ugyanugy szerte a vilagon szenzacios sikert ert el, ahogy elodei. Napjaink legsikeresebb sved krimisorozata kezdetben jo ideig ugy allt az eladasi listak elen, hogy szerzojenek kiletet homaly fedte. Mar az oriasi sikert aratott elso kotet, A hipnotizor megjelenesekor tudni lehetett, hogy a Lars Kepler iroi alnev. A szenzaciora ehes ujsagirok nem nyugodtak, es vegul egy napilap kideritette, kit takar az alca: Alexander es Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril szerzo- es hazaspar kettoset. Kozos iroi vallalkozasba kezdtek, aminek eredmenye az a kirobbano sikeru bestsellersorozat lett, amelyben a makacs es rettenthetetlen stockholmi rendorfelugyelo, Joona Linna elkepeszto fordulatokkal teli nyomozasai kovetik egymast. A szerzoparos neve kettos tiszteletadas Stieg Larsson - a Millennium-trilogia szerzoje - es a reneszansz nemet csillagasz, Johannes Kepler elott. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. oktoberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Remalom a lanyneveldeben

Stalker (Joona Linna, Book 5)

Stalker (Joona Linna, Book 5)

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

You thought you were alone. Think again.The groundbreaking fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.CLOSE THE CURTAINSA film arrives at Stockholm's National Crime Investigation Department showing a woman in her own home, plainly unaware she is being watched. The police don't take it seriously ... until she is found murdered.LOCK THE DOORWhen the next video arrives, Detective Margot Silverman frantically attempts to identify the victim. But it's already too late. Because at the time the video was sent, the killer was already inside their house...BEFORE IT'S TOO LATESoon Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Who will the Stalker target next?

Stalker (free sampler)

Stalker (free sampler)

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

You thought you were alone. Think again.The groundbreaking fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.CLOSE THE CURTAINSA film arrives at Stockholm's National Crime Investigation Department showing a woman in her own home, plainly unaware she is being watched. The police don't take it seriously ... until she is found murdered.LOCK THE DOORWhen the next video arrives, Detective Margot Silverman frantically attempts to identify the victim. But it's already too late. Because at the time the video was sent, the killer was already inside their house...BEFORE IT'S TOO LATESoon Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Who will the Stalker target next?

Sandman

Sandman

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

The No 1 Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The Fire WitnessHe's Sweden's most prolific serial killer.Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff.He'll lull you into a sense of calm.Mikael knows him as "e;the sandman"e;. Seven years ago, he was taken from his bed along with his sister. They are both presumed dead.He has one target left.When Mikael is discovered on a railway line, close to death, the hunt begins for his sister. To get to the truth, Detective Inspector Joona Linna will need to get closer than ever to the man who stripped him of a family; the man who wants Linna dead.

Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1-3: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare, The Fire Witness

Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1-3: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare, The Fire Witness

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

The first three gripping thrillers in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.The HypnotistDetective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock. With a killer on the run and Linna running out of time, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again is brought in to the investigation unfurling a terrifying chain of events.The NightmareThe lifeless body of a young woman is discovered on an abandoned boat. A man is found hanging alone in his apartment.The question for Detective Inspector Joona Linna: suicide or murder? Only four people know the answer. And one man wants them dead.The Fire WitnessOne girl is dead. One girl is missing. One girl claims to have witnessed it all.When a young girl is found brutally murdered in a home for troubled teenagers, Joona Linna is called in to investigate. As he refuses to accept the easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory, and, finally, to a shocking confrontation with his past.This edition contains an exclusive extract of Kepler's fourth explosive thriller, The Sandman.

Joona Linna Thrillers 3-Book Bundle

Joona Linna Thrillers 3-Book Bundle

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2014

Chilling, psychologically dark, and complexly plotted, Lars Kepler's brilliant and addictive thrillers feature the troubled and intriguing Detective Inspector Joona Linna, someone who goes against the grain of conventional police procedure and thinks outside the box. This series has literally taken the world by storm, each book becoming a runaway bestseller internationally.In The Hypnotist, a triple homicide, all of the victims from the same family, captivates Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly case -- against the wishes of the national police. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize a young witness to the crime, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. When Bark breaks his promise never to do this kind of work again and hypnotizes the victim, a terrifying chain of events unfurls. In The Nightmare, we follow Joona Linna's investigation of two seemingly unrelated crimes -- a young woman murdered on a pleasure boat in the archipelago and a man found hanging in his state apartment in Stockholm the next day -- but as Linna begins to piece together the mysteries, the logistics become a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. And, in The Fire Witness, we find Joona Linna under internal review by the National Police for an alleged infraction and on leave to solve some troubling personal business. Nevertheless, he's called in to "e;observe"e; the investigation of a gruesome and strange murder at a youth home for wayward teenage girls, and it's not long before Linna is drawn deeply into the intricate, disturbing case.

Fire Witness

Fire Witness

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2013

The No 1 Swedish thriller by the author of The Hypnotist and The NightmareFlora has seen it all, but nobody believes her. The girl is dead, someone killed her. She was only fourteen years old, named Miranda, and was found in her room at the institution for young women in distress, north of Stockholm. The walls were splashed with blood, the sheets were soaked with it. None of the other girls know what happened, but one of them has fled into the night. What Flora does not know is that it is the redoubtable Joona Linna who will be investigating the worst and most puzzling crime of his career. Flora knows only she saw the girl and has seen the crime weapon that nobody can find. She knows what happened, but the police do not believe her. For one simple reason: at the time of the murder, Flora was hundreds of miles away. Yet Flora is certain that she is right. She has seen. Because she is a medium.

Fire Witness

Fire Witness

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

Lars Kepler, the authors of The Hypnotist and The Nightmare, deliver their most thrilling novel yetFlora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police claiming to have seen a ghost, but only one detective puts aside his skepticism long enough to listen: Joona Linna.Linna has spent more time at the scene of the crime than any other detective would. The case seems obvious on the face of it: One of the girls at the home escaped in the middle of the night, leaving behind a bloody bed with a hammer under the pillow. But why does Hansen insist that the murder instrument was a stone, not a hammer? And what's the story behind the dark-red grain of sand, almost like a splinter from a ruby, stuck beneath the dead girl's fingernail? As Linna refuses to accept the easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory and, finally, to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.Just as The Hypnotist and The Nightmare did, The Fire Witness has spent months at number one on the Swedish bestseller lists. As the newspaper Dagens Nyheter put it, you start the book "e;on the subway home, keep reading at the dinner table, and then don't stop until well into the wee hours."e; With publication to come in more than fifteen countries, it's sure to join the ranks of its predecessors as an international sensation.

World of Great Fiction: Free Sampler

World of Great Fiction: Free Sampler

A free sampler containing extracts from the very best fiction from around the world, from million copy international bestsellers to the most exciting debut fiction in 2013Be chilled with our internationally bestselling crime thrillers:The Hypnotist by Lars KeplerSorry by Zoran Drvenkar.Read award-winning novels and million-copy bestsellers:Seating Arrangements by Maggie ShipsteadThe Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O'ReillyThe Bathing Women by Tie NingDiscover great new voices in fiction:The Testimony by James SmytheThe Golem and The Djinni by Helene Wecker

Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1 and 2: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare

Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1 and 2: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2012

The first two thrillers in the international bestselling Joona Linna series by Lars Kepler including an exclusive preview of the third thriller The Fire Witness.The HypnotistDetective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock. With a killer on the run and Linna running out of time, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again is brought in to the investigation unfurling a terrifying chain of events.The NightmareThe lifeless body of a young woman is discovered on an abandoned boat.A man is found hanging alone in his apartment.The question for Detective Inspector Joona Linna: suicide or murder?Only four people know the answer. And one man wants them dead.Can Linna keep them alive long enough to find out the truth?

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