Credit: Rosalind Hobley

Credit: Rosalind Hobley

WILL DEAN

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.

'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

‘[A] brilliantly written debut.’ Heat

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RED SNOW Crime, 400 pages, Point Blank, 2019  Two bodies  One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who's really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?  Two coins  Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.  Two weeks  Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who's to say the Ferryman will let her go?

RED SNOW
Crime, 400 pages, Point Blank, 2019

Two bodies

One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who's really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?

Two coins

Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.

Two weeks

Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who's to say the Ferryman will let her go?

DARK PINES Crime, Point Blank, 336 pages, 2018  See no evil  Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town.  Hear no evil  Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.  Speak no evil  A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.  Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim? She'd like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.

DARK PINES
Crime, Point Blank, 336 pages, 2018

See no evil

Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town.

Hear no evil

Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.

Speak no evil

A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.

Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim? She'd like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.