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The Man Who Died
The Man Who Died

The Man Who Died

FICTION

300 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781910633847

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (May 2018)

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Overview

With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, this page-turning thriller is brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.

Reviews

"Dark and thrilling, funny and intelligent, this Fargo-like novel contains lethal doses of humour—and mushrooms." —Sofi Oksanen, author, Purge

"U.S. audiences should prepare to be every bit as enthralled as the Finns." —Booklist starred review of The Healer

 "This one is a winner right from the first sentence." —Booklist

"a tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humor and a bumbling ne'er -do-well at its center."—Foreword Reviews

"[a] relentlessly funny crime novel." —Publishers Weekly

"Brimming with black comedy and unexpected pathos, this is a clever and witty book."—Geek.com

Author Biography

Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. His third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011 and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. He is also the author of The Mine. David Hackston translated The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy and has been awarded the Finnish State Prize for Translation.