When your favorite crime fiction publisher asks you to do the cover reveal for one of your favorite crime series, the answer is a very easy YES. I’m absolutely thrilled to share the cover reveal for KILLED by Thomas Enger, the final installment in one of my personal favorite Nordic Noir series! KILLED releases from Orenda Books on February 15, 2018; American readers, KILLED will be available in the States in Fall 2018 - and if I may say so myself, I think this book has my favorite cover of the entire series!
KILLED is the final installment in Enger's Henning Juul series—a series which has become a personal favorite for me. The Henning Juul series is a brilliant blend of Nordic Noir’s gritty, melancholy atmosphere with fast-paced, engaging investigations. I’ve read this entire series now (scroll to the bottom of this post for links to my reviews), and I can honestly say it just gets better and better as it goes—I was hooked from Book 1 (BURNED), but have become all the more invested in Enger’s heartfelt and gripping series as I’ve continued to read it. Tying this series together, and giving it an emotional depth and sensitivity that differentiates it from so many of its crime fiction peers, is main character Henning Juul. A damaged, troubled journalist, Juul's life was shattered when his apartment caught fire one night, and his young son was killed in the blaze. The emotional and physical scars Juul bears have come to define him, and he has dedicated himself to searching for justice for his young son. Juul is one of the most sympathetic characters I’ve read in a long time—it’s impossible to read these books without becoming fully invested in his tireless quest to avenge his son’s death, and heal from the trauma he has endured.
Enger’s books will totally capture your attention: from their layered plots to their endearing characters, these books are a fantastic choice whether you’re looking to try Nordic Noir for the first time, or are a seasoned reader of the genre. I'm totally honored to share the cover reveal for the final Henning Juul series installment, KILLED, with you today! Many thanks to Orenda Books for facilitating this cover reveal. Read on for more information about KILLED, and to see the book's stunning cover!
About the Author:
Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2009, which became an
international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.
Twitter: @EngerThomas || Instagram: @thomas_enger_books
ABOUT THE BOOK:
SOMEONE HAS TO DIE...
Henning Juul sits in a boat on a dark lake. A man with a gun sits
opposite him. At the man’s feet is a body that will be soon be dumped into the water.
Henning knows that the same fate awaits him.
And he knows that it’s his own fault.
Who started the fire that killed Henning’s young son? How is his sister, Trine, involved? Most importantly, who can be trusted? Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of the internationally renowned series featuring conflicted, disillusioned but always dogged crime reporter Henning Juul, and one of the most chilling, dark and moving crime thrillers you may ever read.
Pre-order your copy of KILLED here!
COVER REVEAL: KILLED BY THOMAS ENGER
Want More Info on Thomas Enger’s Books?
You’ll find a ton of content on CBTB, including reviews of each Henning Juul book, an author interview, and more! Below are my reviews of the Henning Juul books, linked in series order.
Every reader has that dream list of favorite authors they would love to meet; for me, one of the people at the top of my list is M.J. Arlidge, author of the DI Helen Grace series. While in Scotland for the Bloody Scotland crime festival, I had the fantastic chance to sit down with Arlidge and interview him about the Helen Grace series as a whole, and HIDE AND SEEK in particular! I'm thrilled to share this interview as part of the Graceland Blog Tour, a week spent exploring the world of Helen Grace, one book at a time.
Some books seem to defy categorization and expectation entirely—Louise Beech’s MARIA IN THE MOON is that kind of read. Releasing from Orenda Books on September 30th, this enchanting and brooding story managed to captivate me, unsettle me, and keep me fully immersed from the first page to the last. I’m delighted to participate in the blog tour for this stunning novel today! Whatever your expectation for this story might be, MARIA IN THE MOON is likely to surprise you; this book is neither crime fiction nor literary fiction, it’s neither terribly dark nor is it wholly uplifting. What it is is honest: Beech’s writing feels raw, as though the reader is privy to the author’s innermost self, laid bare on the page. MARIA IN THE MOON is a beautifully-constructed and wholly transporting novel, one that draws readers into a young woman’s search for her own memories—a search which reveals truths she has long since hidden from herself.
The wait is nearly over: one of crime fiction's most compelling, complicated detectives DI Helen Grace returns this October in HIDE AND SEEK by MJ Arlidge (Berkley; on sale 10/10/17) – and she's back in a big way. Arlidge's gripping crime series has been a favorite of mine ever since I first dove into Book 1 (EENY MEENY) nearly two years ago. Somehow, Arlidge manages to just get better and better; with each new series installment, Arlidge ups the ante, delivering more insight into Helen's complicated character and higher stakes for the crimes she must solve. True to form, Arlidge has outdone himself yet again with HIDE AND SEEK: this superb thriller reads like a cross between a locked room mystery and an episode of Criminal Minds, serving up one of my favorite reads of the series so far.
Earlier this month, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Scotland for Bloody Scotland, an annual crime fiction festival held in the town of Stirling! Of all the fantastic opportunities this festival provided, my personal favorite was the chance to sit down and chat with some of crime fiction’s most exciting authors. Thanks to publicist extraordinaire Fiona Brownlee, I had the opportunity to interview Scottish crime fiction author Christopher Brookmyre and get an overview of his bibliography, discuss his most recent US release THE LAST HACK, and a whole lot more! I’m thrilled to share a recap of my conversation with Chris as part of the blog tour for the Bloody Scotland book today - you can read more about this short story collection at the bottom of this post.
I’m absolutely thrilled to share a fantastic Q&A with Jane Robins today, whose psychological thriller WHITE BODIES (Touchstone; on sale 9/19/17) was exactly my cup of tea. You know that wonderful feeling when you pick up a book and realize it’s somehow just exactly what your reading list has been missing? That’s how WHITE BODIES was for me. Quirky, offbeat, and genuinely twisted, this psychological thriller delivers an original and exciting read—it’s a breath of fresh air in the crime fiction genre. I was delighted to ask author Jane Robins a few of my most pressing questions about her thriller WHITE BODIES!
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to make my first-ever trip to Scotland for Bloody Scotland 2017, a fantastic annual crime festival held in Stirling! Bloody Scotland brings together authors from Scotland, across the UK, and around the world for a weekend of crime fiction panels, events, torchlight processions (seriously!), and much, much more. In this post, you’ll find a day-by-day recap of my time in Scotland, including my top book recommendations from the weekend, recaps of author interviews and panels, and lots of photos!
If there’s one series that has become synonymous with Scandinavian crime fiction for American readers, it’s the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Launched with the infamous THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, these books - and their leading lady, Lisbeth Salander - flung open the doors for Nordic Noir in the US. In the wake of Larsson’s passing, Swedish author David Lagercrantz has carried on writing Lisbeth’s story - and today, the newest series installment THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE releases in the US! It’s my absolute pleasure to share that I was asked to interview David Lagercrantz for The Big Thrill, the website of the International Thriller Writers Organization - and that interview is now live!
When your favorite crime fiction publisher asks you to do the cover reveal for one of your favorite crime series, the answer is a very easy YES. I’m absolutely thrilled to share the cover reveal for KILLED by Thomas Enger, the final installment in one of my personal favorite Nordic Noir series! KILLED releases from Orenda Books on February 15, 2018; American readers, KILLED will be available in the States in Fall 2018! Read on for more information about KILLED, and to see the book's stunning cover!
In just a couple days, I’ll be off to Scotland for the Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival! Today I'm going to be focusing on one of the (many!) exciting features of this festival: the "Pitch Perfect" program, and its "Graduates" panel. Pitch Perfect is an opportunity for new crime writers to pitch their novels to a group of publishing professionals, and to make things even better, Bloody Scotland also includes a panel featuring Pitch Perfect Graduates - writers who have participated in the Pitch Perfect program, and gone on to publish their crime novels. I'm thrilled to share Q&A's with this year's Graduates participants: Steph Broadribb (author of DEEP DOWN DEAD), Joseph Knox (author of SIRENS), and Matt Wesolowski (author of SIX STORIES)!
When was the last time you read a book that you genuinely could not put down? Michael J. Malone's forthcoming HOUSE OF SPINES was exactly that kind of read for me. From the first page to the last, this bone-chilling blend of psychological suspense and gothic ghost story seemed to possess me; I read it in less than 24 hours, unable to leave Malone's world of love, lust, and betrayal for too long. HOUSE OF SPINES is a genre all its own—it's a seamless blend of psychological suspense, ghost story, ode to the power of the written word, and immersion in the mind of a man who's losing himself to his family history. In short, it's a must-read.