Finnish Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother's Keeper was published two years later. In 2011 Tuomainen's third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for 'Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011' and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen is one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula.
`Hugely entertaining and satisfying ... like Carl Hiaasen transported to Finland, it's full of black comedy and an unlikely hero in Jaakko who you'll root for to the very end' Kevin Wignall, author of A Death in Sweden; `Combines a startlingly clever opening, a neat line in dark humour and a unique Scandinavian sensibility. A fresh and witty read' Chris Ewan; `Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I enjoyed every single sentence' Thomas Enger, author of Cursed; `Told with a wit honed by the Arctic winter and a story that lures you in with the perfume of the Finnish forests, this is Wes Anderson meets the Cohen Brothers in rural Finland ... a book I will never forget' Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories; 'Dark and thrilling, funny and intelligent, this Fargo-like novel contains lethal doses of humour ... and mushrooms' Sofi Oksanen, author of Purge; 'Up there with the best' The TLS