Orenda signs Norwegian crime from Enger

Orenda signs Norwegian crime from Enger

Orenda Books has signed "bestselling" Norwegian crime writer Thomas Enger in a two-book deal.

Coat of Arms and Mortal Wound will be the last two books in the Henning Juul series, about a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway.

Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, acquired world English language rights to the next two titles in Enger’s Henning Juul series, in a deal negotiated with Anne Cathrine Eng of Gyldendal Agency, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Sullivan said: "This is a brilliant signing for Orenda, and I’m overjoyed to have the opportunity to publish Thomas Enger, an international bestselling author and one of the most exceptionally talented and exciting members of the Nordic/Scandi Noir crime wave. The Henning Juul series is a perfect fit for the Orenda list – dark, gritty, tightly plotted and gripping, with some key social messages at the core, and an unforgettable protagonist. I’ve long been a fan of Thomas’s distinctive writing, and it will be a pleasure to work closely with him to get the next books out in English."

Coat of Arms will be published in Spring 2017 with Mortal Wound following later that year.

The first three books in the series Burned (2011), Pierced (2013) and Scarred (2014) were published by Faber & Faber.