"The King of Helsinki Noir."

Aamulehti (Finland)

"Here is an international crime sensation, a wordsmith who delivers macabre details and close observations in a clear cut and poetic voice."

Dagsavisen (Norway)

Antti Tuomainen

"Now Tuomainen rises to the top /.../ Thanks to authors like Tuomainen, crime novels will not be designated only to the fans of the genre anymore… Tuomainen shines more than ever."

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

"Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative."

Sunday Mirror (UK)

"In the field of Finnish crime fiction, Antti Tuomainen is the phenomenal star of the 21st century."

Aamulehti (Finland)

Antti Tuomainen

"Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer. His characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn."

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

"Dark and thrilling, funny and intelligent, this Fargo-like novel contains lethal doses of humor - and mushrooms."

– Sofi Oksanen, author of Purge

"Tuomainen's sparse and precise style and rapid dialogue place him in the best noir tradition."

The Clue Award motivation for ’Best Finnish Crime Novel’

Antti Tuomainen

"Right up there with the best"

Times Literary Supplement (UK)

"Tuomainen writes beautifully."

Publishers Weekly (US)

New Book: The Man Who Died

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just thirty-seven years of age,he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What’s more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to nd out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.

With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.

“Dark and thrilling, funny and intelligent, this Fargo-like novel contains lethal doses of humor – and mushrooms.” – Sofi Oksanen, author of Purge

‘Hugely entertaining and satisfying … like Carl Hiaasen transported to Finland, it’s full of black comedy and has an unlikely hero in Jaakko, who you’ll root for to the very end’ – Kevin Wignall, author of A Death in Sweden

‘Combines a startlingly clever opening, a neat line in dark humour and a unique Scandinavian sensibility. A fresh and witty read’ – Chris Ewan, author of Safe House

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REVIEWS

”In the field of Finnish crime fiction, Antti Tuomainen is the phenomenal star of the 21st century. One novel after another, he constructs a set-up so intense that the building of suspense is infallible. This is also true with the new The Man Who Died. .. Tuomainen embeds the culinary ideas into the thematic structure. He tickles the sensitive spot in the imagination where the innocent picking of mushrooms is about to mutate into mushroom phobia. … A small town in July, the patio extravaganzas and the comically clumsy criminals are skillfully and knowingly built contrast to noir expectations.” – Aamulehti (Finland)

“The set-up is murderous, and the reader is immediately hooked. … Tuomainen is breaking new ground. The Man Who Died contains numerous excellent insights into the thin line between life and death, and Finnishness also gets its share. Many laughs are due to the humorous stance of the narrator.” – Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

”Antti Tuomainen’s new novel The Man Who Died skips the foreplay and gets down to business in a way that hooks you immediately. … The Man Who Died is very well written. Tuomainen’s strength, in addition to the story, is a strong sentence with well-thought content.” – Turun Sanomat (Finland)

”Antti Tuomainen surprises by writing a truly funny crime novel. More intriguing than finding the murderer is to follow the main character: the man awaiting his own death as the result of poisoning, his self-reflection and his preparing for the inevitable. The humor rises from the insane situations in which the man who searches for his own killer finds himself.” – Gloria (Finland)

”Tuomainen locates this breathless adventure in sweltering Hamina and the story includes mushrooms, a samurai sword, secrets and the inavoidably impending death of the main character. You can’t let go of this book!” – Kodin Kuvalehti (Finland)

”.. Yet another brilliant and original crime novel by Antti Tuomainen. .. In his six novels Antti Tuomainen has created his very own unique style wherein the suspense rises to the top without a single ordinary crime novel cliché. In fact, his novels aren’t even actual detective novels because they don’t have regular criminals and regular policemen. They are more about human beings driven into complicated situations that create more tension than what pushed-and-forced thrillers offer. .. A first-rate performance. A manifestation of Tuomainen’s skills and the ability to transform.” – Kansan Uutiset (Finland)

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Dark As My HeartThe HealerMy Brother's Keeper, Finland
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