I am delighted to welcome you to the unveiling of the cover for the brand new Blix and Ramm novel, Smoke Screen which is coming your way in e-book this December and in paperback in February 2021.
Regular readers will know that I am a fan of Jørn Lier Horst’s William Wisting series – where he uses painstaking, careful police work in his police procedural series to unravel the perpetrators of the crime. I’m also a huge Thomas Enger supporter; his prose is sublime and he has the capacity to infuse strong emotional resonance into strong, three dimensional characters and to couple this with acute observation of social issues.
So when two of my favourite Nordic writers join forces what would we get? The answer is both surprising and delightful, in a macabre way. Way more than the sum of their parts, that’s for sure. Death Deserved, the first Blix and Ramm book is a brilliantly paced, devastatingly plotted, crime fiction work with a contemporary slant, as a policeman and a blogger work together to unmask a lethal serial killer.
Now we have the second Blix and Ramm novel, SMOKE SCREEN on the way. I AM SO EXCITED!!!
So what is it about you ask?
Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion, and the city is put on terrorist alert.
Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, Blix instantly recognises her as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Semplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found.
Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case, as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it seems…
Doesn’t that sound AWESOME!!!??? You can pre-order here
Let’s find out a little more about these two authors…
Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively. Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense. Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer. Death Deserved is Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written thriller.
Smoke Screen is translated by Megan Turney.
Megan grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, and went on to complete a MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, achieving a distinction in Norwegian. After six years of living between the UK and Norway, she moved back to the West Midlands to work as an editorial assistant for a small, independent publishing house in Staffordshire. In 2019, she began her MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Manchester, specialising in translation from Norwegian and Danish into English, focussing on the translation of commercial and literary texts, and translating for international organisations. She is a member of the Emerging Translators Network.
Now…are you ready for the cover of Smoke Screen???
Isn’t it just chilling and gorgeous all at the same time?? I cannot wait!!!