Agent: Kate Burke
Biography: Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying law at the LSE, and working many varied jobs in London, he settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing and it's from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.
DARK PINES, the first in the Tuva Moodyson series, was published to huge critical acclaim in 2018, was shortlisted for Not the Booker prize, selected for Zoe Ball’s TV Book Club and named as a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The hugely anticipated sequel, RED SNOW, has just been published and there are more Tuva novels to come.
Praise for Will Dean:
'I LOVED DARK PINES. Loaded with atmosphere, brilliant on setting, and Tuva Moodyson just rocks. A fantastic debut.' —Mark Billingham
‘The tension is unrelenting, and I can’t wait for Tuva’s next outing.’ — Val McDermid
'The best thriller I've read in ages.' — Marian Keyes
‘Atmospheric, creepy and tense. Loved the Twin Peaks vibe. Loved Tuva. More please!’ — C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
‘Memorably atmospheric…a compelling start to what promises to be an excellent series.’ — Guardian
‘Will Dean’s impressive debut shows that Nordic noir can be mastered by a Brit.’ —The Times
'[DARK PINES] crackles along at a roaring pace... This is the first in a series, and Moodyson, whose deafness is handled sensitively by Dean, is a character whose progress is worth following.' — Observer, Thriller of the Month
‘A refreshingly different approach to Nordic Noir with a soupcon of Twin Peaks.’ —Sunday Express
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