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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The Rabbit Hunter

The Rabbit Hunter

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2018

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 stranger wearing a mask stands in the shadow of a garden. He's watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly, make it last - play him a nursery rhyme - make him pay. A killer in your house. There's only one person the police can turn to - ex-Detective Joona Linna - but he's serving time in a high-security prison. So they offer him a chance to secure his freedom: help Superintendent Saga Bauer track down the vicious killer known as the Rabbit Hunter, before he strikes again. Only one man can stop him. Soon another three victims have been murdered and Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Joona Linna must catch a disturbed predator, whose trail of destruction leads back to one horrific night of violence - with consequences more terrifying than anyone could have imagined...

The Sandman

The Sandman

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

HE'LL STEAL YOU IN YOUR SLEEP The fourth gripping serial killer thriller in the No.1 bestselling Joona Linna series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo. HE'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 the sandman . 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.

The Nightmare

The Nightmare

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

From the bestselling author of The Hypnotist and Stalker comes the second high-octane thriller featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna He is an artist in terror The lifeless body of a young woman is discovered on an abandoned boat. A man is found hanging alone in his apartment. This is his masterpiece Should the deaths be treated as suicide or murder? Four people know the answer. But a killer wants them dead. And only one man can destroy it Can Detective Inspector Joona Linna keep them alive long enough to find out the truth?

The Fire Witness

The Fire Witness

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2018

WAKE UP TO TRUE EVIL The third gripping thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. ONE GIRL IS DEAD At a home for troubled girls, a young girl has been brutally murdered during the night. Her body is found arranged in bed with her hands covering her eyes. ONE GIRL IS MISSING Vicky Bennet is the only girl unaccounted for. When a bloody hammer is discovered under her pillow, it appears that she was more than just a witness to the killing. ONE GIRL CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN IT ALL Detective Inspector Joona Linna is called in to piece the evidence together. But the case quickly descends into darker, more violent territory, leading him finally to a shocking confrontation with the past.

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

HE WILL TRAP YOU IN A WORLD OF TERROR The groundbreaking first novel in the bestselling Joona Linna thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo. A TRAUMATISED WITNESS Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm. Detective 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. A DISGRACED DETECTIVE Linna's running out of time. The police do not want him on the case. The killer's on the run and there are seemingly no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practise again. A DEVASTATING CASE As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna's case.

Stalker

Stalker

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

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

Stalker

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2017

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 CURTAINS A 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 DOOR When 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 LATE Soon Stockholm is in the grip of terror. Who will the Stalker target next?

Stalker (Joona Linna, Book 5)

Stalker (Joona Linna, Book 5)

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

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

Stalker

Author: Lars Kepler Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2016

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 CURTAINS A 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 DOOR When 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 LATE Soon 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

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 Witness He'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 (Joona Linna, Book 3)

Fire Witness (Joona Linna, Book 3)

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

WAKE UP TO TRUE EVILThe third gripping thriller in Lars Kepler's bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.ONE GIRL IS DEADAt a home for troubled girls, a young girl has been brutally murdered during the night. Her body is found arranged in bed with her hands covering her eyes.ONE GIRL IS MISSINGVicky Bennet is the only girl unaccounted for. When a bloody hammer is discovered under her pillow, it appears that she was more than just a witness to the killing.ONE GIRL CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN IT ALLDetective Inspector Joona Linna is called in to piece the evidence together. But the case quickly descends into darker, more violent territory, leading him finally to a shocking confrontation with the past.

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?

Nightmare (Joona Linna, Book 2)

Nightmare (Joona Linna, Book 2)

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

From the bestselling author of The Hypnotist and Stalker comes the second high-octane thriller featuring Detective Inspector Joona LinnaHe is an artist in terrorThe lifeless body of a young woman is discovered on an abandoned boat. A man is found hanging alone in his apartment.This is his masterpieceShould the deaths be treated as suicide or murder? Four people know the answer. But a killer wants them dead.And only one man can destroy itCan Detective Inspector Joona Linna keep them alive long enough to find out the truth?

Nightmare

Nightmare

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, bestselling sequel to The HypnotistAfter spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally bestselling Swedish thriller published to critical acclaim in dozens of countries. As the Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet put it, "e;The reader is ready to sell his own soul for the opportunity to read this book without interruption, in one sitting."e;On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there's not a single piece of furniture around-nothing to climb on.Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn't its gruesome crimes-it's the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.

THE HYPNOTIST (Joona Linna, Book 1)

THE HYPNOTIST (Joona Linna, Book 1)

Author: Lars Kepler Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2011

HE WILL TRAP YOU IN A WORLD OF TERRORThe groundbreaking first novel in the bestselling Joona Linna thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo.A TRAUMATISED WITNESSKarolinska Hospital, Stockholm. Detective 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.A DISGRACED DETECTIVELinna's running out of time. The police do not want him on the case. The killer's on the run and there are seemingly no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practise again.A DEVASTATING CASEAs the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna's case.

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