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Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

Anders Roslund Borge HellstromThe world of publishing has been rocked by the great work coming from Scandinavian authors.  Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø, Henning MankellArnaldur Indriðason, and Yrsa Sigardardottir lead this list of high octane suspense writers finding their way to western readers.  We have just discovered the dynamic, Swedish crime writers Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström who recently won the 2011 CWA International Dagger with THREE SECONDS, a story capturing the nefarious world of betrayal and violence, where a wise man trusts no one and even the most valuable agent can be “burned.”

The latest Roslund & Hellstrom title, CELL 8, returns to Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens in a riveting mystery with a multi-layered plot with a killer twist.

VJ Books is pleased to be able to offer signed copies of both of these titles and look forward to seeing more from the award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Börge Hellström, Sweden’s most acclaimed fiction duo. Their unique ability to combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with searing social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing.  Three Seconds was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, previously won by both Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, and it was a top 10 best seller in Sweden for eight months.