Scribe signs Scandi-Noir three book deal

Scribe signs Scandi-Noir three book deal

Scribe has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in a trilogy by Swedish crime writer Christoffer Carlsson from Pontas Literary & Film Agency.

The first novel in the trilogy, The Invisible Man from Salem, won the Swedish Crime Academy’s 2013 Best Crime Novel of the Year award, and has since been shortlisted for Scandinavia’s 2014 Glass Key award for best crime novel. Already a bestseller in Sweden, it follows a young police officer called Leo Junker who becomes embroiled in the search for the killer of a young woman who is found shot in his apartment building.

The second novel in the series is called The Abominable Detectives, while the third is as yet untitled. The series will shortly be developed into a three-season TV drama by Swedish Film and Television production company StellaNova Film.

This will be Carlsson’s English-language debut. He has had two previous novels published throughout Europe, The Case of Vincent Franke and The One-Eyed Bunny (both published by Piratförlaget). He is also a university lecturer in criminology.

Scribe will publish The Invisible Man from Salem in 2015.