An ultra-gritty piece of contemporary Swedish noir, set in a decrepit, highly atmospheric 1930s Stockholm that is a far cry from the modern, egalitarian capital city of today. 

The writing's on the wall for Harry Kvist. Once a notorious boxer, he now spends his days drinking, and his nights chasing debts amongst the pimps, prostitutes and petty thieves of 1930s Stockholm. When women can't satisfy him, men can. But one biting winter's night he pays a threatening visit to a debtor named Zetterberg, and when the man is found dead shortly afterwards, all eyes are on Kvist.

Determined to avoid yet another stint in prison, Kvist sets out to track down the only person who can clear his name. His hunt will lead him from the city's slums, gangster hideouts and gambling dens to its most opulent hotels and elite nightclubs. It will bring him face to face with bootleggers and whores, aristocrats and murderers. It will be the biggest fight of his life.

Blending noir with gritty violence, Clinch is a visceral, compulsive thriller that packs a punch and leaves you reeling.

Author

Martin Holmén

Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy (Sweden) or the Stockholm trilogy (UK/USA) or the Metropol series (France).

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Stockholm Trilogy / Harry Kvist

Book Number:
3
2019
Book Number:
2
2017
Book Number:
1
2015
Review Slugger, Martin Holmén
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Review Down for the Count, Martin Holmén
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Review Review - Clinch, Martin Holmén
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Friday, May 27, 2016
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Review Review - Clinch, Martin Holmén
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Friday, May 27, 2016
Blog #amreading Clinch, Martin Holmén
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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