Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Asa Larsson to be published in the UK

Good news for those of us reluctant to splash out on a US hardback, 'Sun Storm' is to be published by Viking in April 2007 albeit under the new title of 'The Savage Altar'. This means this title can be considered for the 2007 International Dagger. Alternatively the US paperback of 'Sun Storm' is out on Boxing Day (according to

Read Karen Chisholm's review of 'Sun Storm' on Euro Crime.

I think I prefer the US cover, but what do others think?

"In a land of silence and snow, the killing has begun ...Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the small town she left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm tax lawyer, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the church of the cult he helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor, and to confront the rumours circulating in a closed and frightened community. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark and impossible to guess ..."

The follow up, 'The Blood Spilt', is out in the US in January 2007.


Anonymous said...

Karen, firstly thanks for the warning that they are renaming it (GRRRR).

I really do think this is the only book I can think of that I had to read under the doona for warmth. I swear it gave me hypothermia :) Very very strong sense of place.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

I'm looking forward to reading it when it comes out over here. I seem to be reading a succession of 'cold' books, completely contrary to the outside mild autumn. Very confusing when it's not as cold as your head thinks it is!

Anonymous said...

I've had it in my Amazon (UK) basket for ages waiting for the p/b since I first heard about it (via Sarah Weinman, maybe?). Thanks for the heads-up on the title change. I will check Amazon carefully before actually buying it.