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Down For the Count by Martin Holmén
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Sep 05, 2017 | ISBN 9781782272182

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“A brilliant new talent.” — Sunday Times Crime Club

“It’s Sin City meets Raymond Chandler in this atmospheric and compulsive series.” — Attitude magazine

“Well-crafted noir that doesn’t pull its punches, hitting you in the guts with stark surprises.” — Thriller Books Journal

“The plot is excellent, the filth and every punch palpable.” — Strange Alliances

“Cleverly twisted and well-clued, and with a satisfying ending… A Nordic Sam Spade thriller, beautifully written, with fast action, memorable characters and a vividly described setting.” — Mystery People (blog)

“Harry Kvist with a magnificent comeback!” — TQR Stories (blog)

Praise for The Stockholm Trilogy:

“Holmén has Raymond Chandler’s rare ability to evoke a character in a few deft strokes.” — Lynda La Plante, Mail on Sunday, best crime reads of 2016

“Ferociously noir… If Chandler and Hammett had truly walked on the wild side, it would read like this.” — Val McDermid

“Gritty, stylish Scandinavian noir from one of Sweden’s hottest emerging authors.” — Booklover​

“Atmospheric Scandi retro, but Chandleresque to its core.” The Sunday Times Crime Club

“A real tour de force… a fascinating race through 1930s Stockholm.” - Kate Rhodes

Clinch is a gritty, stylish debut from a Swedish history teacher and in Kvist he has created a brutal anti-hero quite unlike any seen in crime fiction before.” Express

“A fabulously classy twist on pulp fiction: it’ll be a top-notch summer book for readers looking for something diverting but smart.”Elle Thinks

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