Intense suspense and multi-layered storylines
Awards & NOMINATIONS
2020 – Hide and seek – Shortlisted Riverton Prize
2016 – Shortlisted Norwegian Booksellers’ Award
2014 – Shortlisted Norwegian Booksellers’ Award
2011 – Frederikprisen
2010 – Norwegian Booksellers’ Award
Jan-Erik Fjell was brought up in Gressvik, outside Fredrikstad on the east side of Oslofjord. He made his crime debut in 2010 with The Snitch, which won the Norwegian Booksellers’ Award. At the age of 28 he was the youngest recipient of the prestigiuous prize, and the first installment of the Anton Brekke-series was highly praised among both critics and readers. Jan-Erik Fjell has been writing full time since, and has written six titles in the series about the Norwegian superintendent Anton Brekke this far.
The Anton Brekke-series is convincing, credible and exciting crime novels with over 500 000 copies sold.
Fjell’s trademarks are a combination of beautiful prose, well developed characters and multi-layered storylines. His main character, superintendent Brekke, is a man of contrasts, his affronting personality, laziness and base humour have earned him few friends in the police force. Yet his abilities are undeniable, and he has a compassionate heart underneath the facade.
2020 – The Grey Area (Gråsonen), crime novel
2019 – Hide and Seek (Gjemsel), crime novel
2016 – The Fortune Hunter (Lyckejegeren), crime novel
2014 – The Predator (Rovdyret), crime novel
2013 – The Avenger (Hevneren), crime novel
2012 – The Shadow Room (Skyggerom), crime novel
2010 – The Snitch (Tysteren), crime novel
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