Nesser, Håkan
Swedish title
Fiction \ Literature & Fiction
Pub Date
Jan 09, 2018
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    'Nesser's novels look for the roots of crime in the ills of society...and the effect is haunting.'

    Wall Street Journal

    'Nesser is in the front rank of Swedish crime writers.'

    The Times


INTRIGO— Now a major Hollywood production, directed by Daniel Alfredson, featuring Ben Kingsley

Håkan’s books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide and are translated into more than twenty languages. Now, Håkan is about to become known to the cinema going public across the world as his short stories are made into Hollywood blockbusters. Filming of the three films took place over the summer 2017, with 250 crew filming in four countries. The movies are due to be released late 2018.

INTRIGO, the book, is a one volume collection of five short stories that the films are based upon, and will be published in 2018. The stories are:

Dear Agnes, Rein: Death of an Author, Samaria, All Information in the Case and the especially commissioned short story Tom.

The three films, and the five stories, share the same setting; the fictitious Maardam of Håkan’s van Veeteren detective series. They also share the same narrative structure, dealing with the problems of dark secrets threatening to surface, with the depths of the human condition, and with the concepts of guilt, revenge and atonement.

The Intrigo films are produced by Enderby Entertainment and directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Blackway), with the scripts written by Daniel Alfredson and Ditta Bongenhelm.

The films star Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List), Tuva Novotny (Eat, Pray, Love), John Sessions (Filth), Carla Juri (Wetlands) and Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) amongst others.