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Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst in conversation

Orenda Books is delighted to celebrate publication of Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst’s explosive, brilliantly plotted Nordic Noir thriller Smoke Screen, translated by Megan Turney, with an online launch. Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger will be in conversation with American crime critic Abby Endler, known for her influential Crime by the Book interviews and review site. Translator Megan Turney will tune in for questions from guests.

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Tuesday 23rd February, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

Orenda Books is delighted to celebrate publication of Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst’s explosive, brilliantly plotted Nordic Noir thriller Smoke Screen, translated by Megan Turney, with an online launch.

The second in the international, bestselling Blix & Ramm series, Smoke Screen outsold Jo Nesbo’s Knife in the authors’ native Norway, and for good reason! Ex-police officer Lier Horst and ex-investigative journalist Enger bring a rich and raw authenticity to the series, and the searing tension and characterisation of the very best Nordic Noir.

The story begins on New Year’s Eve, in Oslo. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion, and the city is put on terrorist alert. Police officer Alexander Blix and online journalist Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia Smeplass, who was kidnapped on her way home from kindergarten ten years earlier … and never found. Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the unsolved case, as public interest heightens, the terror threat is raised, and it becomes clear that Patricia’s disappearance is not all that it seems…

The Sunday Times called the first in the series, Death Deserved, ‘An exercise in literary tag-teaming from two of Norway’s biggest crime writers with a bold new take … a series with potential’ and Financial Times said, ‘What happens when you put two of the most distinguished writers of Nordic Noir in tandem? Death Deserved by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst suggests it was a propitious publishing move; a ruthless killer is pursued by a tenacious celebrity blogger and a damaged detective’. 

Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger will be in conversation with American crime critic Abby Endler, known for her influential Crime by the Book interviews and review site. Translator Megan Turney will tune in for questions from guests.

This event is free to attend, however we do encourage you to support the author in any way you can and Smoke Screen is available to order online now. Signed copies are available EXCLUSIVELY from our partner bookshop, Warwick Books: HERE

Sign up by emailing cole@orendabooks.co.uk

You will receive a confirmation email once you register, and on the day of the event itself will be sent details for attendance. Please ensure you have downloaded Zoom. We will be taking questions on the day of the event via the chat function.

Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst

Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are both internationally bestselling Norwegian authors. Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense.

Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark is his dark, gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer.

Death Deserved, the first book in the Blix and Ramm series, was Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger’s first co-written thriller.

Follow them on Twitter @LierHorst and @EngerThomas and their websites: jlhorst.com and thomasenger.com.

Megan Turney

Megan Turney is originally from the West Midlands. Having spent several years working between the UK and the Hardanger region of Norway, she is now based in Edinburgh, working as a commercial and literary translator and editor. She was the recipient of the National Centre for Writing’s 2019 Emerging Translator Mentorship in Norwegian and is a published science-fiction critic. She holds an MA(Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, as well as an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester. Follow Megan on Twitter @meganeturney and her website: www.megane- turney.com.

Abby Endler

Abby Endler is the creator of Crime by the Book, a crime fiction review website and digital community of mystery, thriller, and crime readers. By day, she works as a publicist at Penguin Random House.

In conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy, London, Norwegian Arts and NORLA.

About the Book

Smoke Screen
Smoke Screen

Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst

Publisher:Orenda Books

Publication date:18 Feb 2021

ISBN:9781913193560

When the mother of a missing two-year-old girl is seriously injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Oslo, crime-fighting duo Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the case, and things aren't adding up ... The second instalment in the addictive, atmospheric, award-winning Blix & Ramm series.