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The Finnish Invasion

  • Submitted: 4th November 2016

This weekend marks the start of the Finnish Invasion at Orenda. Two epic tours are being set up highlighting the as yet for some, undiscovered beauty of  Finnish fiction. Orenda Books are publishing two of the top Finnish reads so we thought we’d take a little tour to Finland to some of the locations in the books

The map will grow but we wanted to give a flavour of the books out there and those to come…


Orenda books says:

“Despite their prolific output in Finland and our relentless enthusiasm for Nordic Noir – Finnish crime writers are still under-represented in the English market with only a handful of authors being translated. ”

The author who are reaching our shores however are certainly getting noticed. Kati Hiekkpelto and Antti Tuomainen are just two writers who create such a chilling view of Finland that you are never going to forget your visit there that ‘s for sure. Think Finland is not on your literary reading map? Well it is now as these two writers showcase Helsinki and various other locations dotted around the small country which will chill you to the core.

Two latest novels:

The Finnish Invasion

Think a mine and what damage it could cause to the environment is a case for murder? There’s a lot going on at this mine – deep in the north of Finland, there’s no one around and no one to hear you scream if the snow smothers you as you go to investigation the mine miles from Helsinki…

Booktrail Review here







kati2 Murder. Corruption. Dark secrets. A titanic wave of refugees. Can Anna solve a terrifying case that’s become personal? Anna Fekete returns to the Balkan village of her birth and this Finnish thriller takes you to the  underbelly of that country as well as showcasing the deep dark underbelly of Finland too…

This book is set in Serbia but the Finnish – ing touches are a character out of her comfort zone, an outsider in her home town and a mystery which could involve everything she’s ever known

Booktrail review here 




You will never forget your visit to Finland with these two writers…wrap up warm….it’s going to be a cold and chilling time…

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