Antti Tuomainen is the award-winning author of eight novels: A Killer I Wish, My Brother’s Keeper, The Healer, Dark as My Heart, The Mine, The Man Who Died, Palm Beach Finland and his latest – Little Siberia. He has been called ‘The King of Helsinki Noir’ by the Finnish press and his writing has garnered attention worldwide.
Marko Hautala’s unique blend of psychological horror and realism has attracted readers of all genres, earning him a reputation as the Finnish Stephen King. His first novel The Self-Illuminated Ones (Itsevalaisevat, 2008) received the Tiiliskivi Prize, and in 2010 Hautala received the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for Young Authors for Shrouds (Käärinliinat, 2009). He was also nominated for the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013 for Seeing Eyes (Unikoira, 2012).
Time for a change as I've been reading a lot of local or straight-forward crime fiction recently. This from an author who is known for their blend of psychological horror and realism.
From the Blurb:
For generations, the urban legend of Granny Hatchet has plagued the quiet residential area of Suvikylä in northern Finland. As the story goes, this immortal killer murders her victims with a hatchet, then buries the hearts in a potato field and eats them after they’ve rotted black. But not everyone is convinced it is just a story.
Leena Katriina Lehtolainen is a Finnish crime novelist, best known for her series of novels about the policewoman Maria Kallio.
I should be reading lots of other things, but damn it, I'm reading this.
From the Blurb:
Matti Yrjänä Joensuu (born 1948) was a Finnish writer of crime fiction. He was awarded the State's Literature Prize (1982), Vuoden johtolanka prize (1985, 1994, 2004), and he was nominated for two Finlandias. He received the Martin Beck Award in 1987. He graduated as a police in 1973 and worked as a crime investigator at the Helsinki police station's violence group.