Martin Holmén (b. 1974) teaches History and Swedish at secondary level in the suburb Hallunda south of Stockholm. He holds an MPhil in History and up until writing took over most of his time, conducted research into didactics in history. Before studying and becoming a teacher Martin worked as a waiter and bartender, but confesses that he doesn’t remember much of that time.
CLINCH, Martin’s first novel, was published in September 2015. DOWN FOR THE COUNT, the second instalment in the series, came out in September 2016, and the third and final book in the series, SLUGGER, was published in 2017.
Books by Martin Holmén
The Harry Kvist trilogy began during the cold, dark autumn of the ‘Kreuger’ financial crash in 1932. SLUGGER, the finale, takes place four years later. In each of the novels, Harry Kvist gets caught in the crossfire between powerful groupings and has…
Ex-boxer Harry Kvist is barely out from his 18 month long stay in Långholmen prison before an old promise forces him to return to the seedy underbelly of 1930’s Stockholm. His friend Beda is dead, but was she really murdered by her own son?In a race…
Swedish title: Nere för räkning
Pub date: 30-08-2016
Shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown of 2017Stockholm, the 1930s. Former boxer Harry Kvist makes a living chasing bad debts and looking for runaway girls, and has a penchant for sex with both men and women. When Kvist is wrongly accused of murder, he…
Swedish title: Clinch
Pub date: 31-08-2015