Martin Widmark

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark is considered one of the giants of current children’s fiction. In 2015 Martin Widmark’s books were the most popular books in Swedish libraries, which they have been every year since 2008! He has received the children’s own award for the best books 11 years in a row. His books are consistently on the best seller lists, have received critical acclaim, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Before becoming a full-time author, Martin Widmark worked as a middle-school instructor and a Swedish teacher for immigrants. He has also written several text books. The project “En läsande klass/A Reading Class”, initiated by Martin Widmark, is about reading comprehension and provides tools for teachers for ages 7-12.

Books by Martin Widmark

A Nearly Normal Holiday with the Jansson Family

Martin Widmark

Hold on tight! In Martin Widmark’s book about the ups and downs of the Jansson family, basically anything can happen!The entire Jansson family is going on a cycling holiday to Palletofta campsite. Once there though, it’s not easy for children Kajsa a…

Swedish title: En helt vanlig semester med familjen Jansson

Series: The Jansson Family

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-06-2020

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, colour

Nelly Rapp and the Spirit in a Bottle

Martin Widmark

In Nelly Rapp and the Spirit in a Bottle, Valle has finally started in the same class as Nelly. Their wonderful teacher, Birgitta, is about to retire and tells them that she plans to build a laboratory in the garage to try and invent an environmental…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och anden i flaskan

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-03-2020

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, colour

The Gizmo

Martin Widmark

Rutger and Valter are two brothers who live together. Rutger is an inventor and one day, he invents the best invention of all time; a little gizmo which cleans, wipes and takes care of all the boring, time-consuming household chores!The little gizmo…

Swedish title: Mojängen

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-01-2020

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 32 pages, colour

Christmas in Valleby : The Big Powercut

Martin Widmark

Read and solve the Christmas mystery together with children’s favourite heroes Lasse and Maja! Martin Widmark and Helena Willis have created a quirky, atmospheric story with a new and exciting challenge on every page.Whose fault is it that a powercut…

Swedish title: Jul i Valleby. Det stora strömavbrottet

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-10-2019

Format: 195 x 224 mm, 72 pages, colour

Gösta and Mona

Martin Widmark, Mia André

What was it like to grow up before there were any screens? When your parents or grandparents grew up? This book depicts an exciting time when children were often left to look after themselves, playing in yards and odd spaces, bicycling without helmet…

Swedish title: Gösta och Mona

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-08-2019

Format: 170x240 mm, 112 pages, color

The Movie Mystery

Martin Widmark

The famous film director Omar Rauk is coming to Valleby to make a movie, and he invites the Valleby residents to an audition. Muhammed Karat, Dino Panini and Rune Andersson are competing for the same extra role, but the film team puts them down. Inst…

Swedish title: Filmmysteriet

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-08-2019

Format: 148x210mm, 96 pages, color

The Scoop. The Fire

Martin Widmark, Erik Fichtelius

A new series of books that focuses on children’s rights to examine and influence the world they live in. So join a group of 11-year-olds as they start their own online newspaper, the consequences of which you would never had expected. A series to tal…

Swedish title: Mordbranden

Series: The Scoop

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-05-2019

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

The Summer Holiday Book. A Day at the Beach

Martin Widmark

Schools out – it’s summertime! Every year when the summer holidays begins, all the people in Valleby gather and celebrate at the beach. This year the police chief has even renovated the bathhouse. Lasse, Maja and Miranda participate in the annual san…

Swedish title: LasseMajas sommarlovsbok: En dag på stranden

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-04-2019

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages, colour

Nelly Rapp and The Secret Library

Martin Widmark

This is the nineteenth adventure in the fun, slightly scary and easy-toread Nelly Rapp series. This time it is not only fun and easy to read – it is also the story of the Monster Academy’s foundation. When Count Hattenröök gives Nelly and Valle the t…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och det hemliga biblioteket

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-03-2019

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Halvdan and Meia. Among slaves and gods

Martin Widmark

A Viking adventure and reference book all in one! The author Martin Widmark and archaeologist and illustrator Mats Vänehem take us to the Viking Age’s Uppåkra – the Nordic centre of power and trade a thousand years ago.Halvdan and Meia are best frien…

Swedish title: Halvdan och Meia. Bland trälar och gudar - äventyr och fakta om vikingar

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-10-2018

Format: 195 x 260 mm, 96 pages, b/w ills.

The detective handbook

Martin Widmark

This helpful handbook will for the first time give you the best tricks to start your very own detective agency. Follow Lasse and Maja behind the scenes and learn from the masters how to read a crime scene, interview witnesses, find missing items, wri…

Swedish title: LasseMajas deckarhandbok

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-10-2018

Format: 170 x 240mm, 96 pages, colour

The Silver Mystery

Martin Widmark

There is a lot of excavation work going on outside Valleby church. For two weeks, archaeologist Sofia Winge and her as- sistant have been frantically digging to see if they can find anything valuable in the earth. On the last day of the excavation th…

Swedish title: Silvermysteriet

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-08-2018

THE WHODUNNIT DETECTIVE AGENCY: ARTS & CRAFTS

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: LasseMajas Detektivbyrå. Pyssla och måla

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-07-2018

Format: 210 x 297mm, 24 pages, colour

The Scoop. Destroyed Evidence

Martin Widmark, Erik Fichtelius

A new series of books that focuses on children’s rights to examine and influence the world they live in. So join a group of eleven year olds as they start their own online newspaper, the consequences of which you would never had expected.Fifth grader…

Swedish title: Förstörda bevis.

Series: The Scoop

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-06-2018

Format: 148x210mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

A week with the Jansson family

Martin Widmark, Petter Lidbeck

Which adult hasn’t wanted to be a child again, with no responsibilities and no obligations? And which child hasn’t wanted to be older so that they can do all the things that adults are allowed to do? What would it be like if these dreams could come t…

Swedish title: En helt vanlig vecka med familjen Jansson

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-06-2018

Format: 148x210mm, 128 pages, color

Lasse and Maja’s Summer Holiday Book

Martin Widmark

A short story, fun activities and inspiration for your own summer activities all in one book. Everyone in Valleby appears to be crazy about sports now that the crazy Valleby Games is about to take place and the priest, Muhammed and the detective duo…

Swedish title: LasseMajas sommarlovsbok. Vallebyspelen

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-05-2018

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages, colour

The Football Mystery

Martin Widmark

It’s time for Lasse and Maja’s fourteenth case. Every year a very important football match is played in Valleby. The team from Valleby are to play the team from Solbacka. The silver shield is glittering in the sunlight, and the crowd cheer as the pla…

Swedish title: Fotbollsmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-05-2018

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations 148x210 mm

Nelly Rapp and the Nicor’s Secret

Martin Widmark

Are Nelly and Valle talented enough to be able to stand up to the director of the School of the Arts, who is threatening to close the school down if they don’t play well enough? Nelly and Valle are back at the Monster Academy to learn about monsters…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och Näckens hemlighet

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-01-2018

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

The Long Hike

Martin Widmark

A girl and a boy live on each side of the sea with their best friends, Missan the cat and Rufus the dog. But Rufus is old and tired and when he dies the boy shuts himself off. On the other side of the sea the girl! and Missan set off on a long and ch…

Swedish title: Den långa vandringen

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-01-2018

Format: 195x260 mm, 40 pages, colour

In the Middle of the Rose

Martin Widmark

Once again Martin Widmark proves his ability to create a mystery that really captivates the reader, with meaningful language and a great feeling for detail. In the richly illustrated The middle of the Rose, he has created a mystery story book that yo…

Swedish title: I rosens mitt

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-10-2017

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, color

The Castle Mystery

Martin Widmark

The popular detectives Lasse and Maja have the sharpest brains in Valleby after 15 years in the detective business. But are they smart enough to solve case 26? What started as a generous chocolate tasting at the castle turns out to include a fantasti…

Swedish title: Slottsmysteriet

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 24-08-2017

Format: 148 x 210mm, 112 pages, color

Learn the letters with LasseMaja

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: LasseMajas detektivbyrå lär dig bokstäver

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-06-2017

Format: 210x297 mm, 24 pages, color

Learn to write with LasseMaja

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: LasseMajas detektivbyrå lär dig skriva

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-06-2017

Format: 210x297 mm, 24 pages, color

Learn Numbers with LasseMaja

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: LasseMajas detektivbyrå lär dig siffror

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-06-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 128 pages, color

Learn to count with LasseMaja

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: LasseMajas detektivbyrå lär dig räkna

Series: the Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-06-2017

Format: 210x297 mm, 24 pages, color

The Speaker’s Revenge

Martin Widmark, Petter Lidbeck

A humorous and action-packed political thriller for children. A slap-stick tale with a fast-moving story full of wonderfully quirky characters, yet based on a strong pathos: children’s right to freedom of speech. It’s a story of how the Swedish gover…

Swedish title: Talmannens hämnd

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-06-2017

Format: 135 x 185 mm, 96 pages

Ulfberht’s Sword

Martin Widmark

 The ninth installment in the Halvdan the Viking series invites the reader to excitement, laughter and a great dose of history.  Halvdan, Meia and the monk Do have left England behind and head for Iceland. But a fire-breathing mountain has erupted! F…

Swedish title: Ulfberhts svärd

Series: Halvdan The Viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-05-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 128 pages

The Summer Holiday Book. Where is Sylvester

Martin Widmark

 The perfect reading on the beach, in the car or at camp – a great mix of fun activities, crafts, and a brand new case for Lasse and Maja. You will get a great recipe courtesy of Dino and Sarah from the cafe in Valleby, you will learn how to draw the…

Swedish title: LasseMajas sommarlovsbok. Var är Sylvester?

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-05-2017

Nelly Rapp and the School Ghosts

Martin Widmark

Nelly and Valle have become masters at handling monsters and other dangers looming, always strictly following their three principles: knowledge, cunning and calm. But is this the right approach if you want to teach three tired school ghosts to read a…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och gastarna i skolan

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-03-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 112 pages

The House that came to Life

Martin Widmark

Bestselling author Martin Widmark has with LasseMaja and Nelly Rapp consolidated his position as one of Sweden’s favorite children’s author.With The House that Came to Life he delivers once again an enchanting and spellbinding text for younger childr…

Swedish title: Huset som vaknade

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-01-2017

Format: 195x260 mm, 40 pages, color

The Theatre Book

Martin Widmark

 Have you always dreamed of solving crimes together with Lasse and Maja in Valleby? Finally you can hop into the town and solve the mysteries in front of an audience! Gather some friends, some props, and start rehearsing! The four scripts are here an…

Swedish title: LasseMajas teaterbok

Series: The Whodunnit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-01-2017

Format: 148x210 mm, 128 pages, color

The Saffron Mystery

Martin Widmark

Now Christmas itself is in danger! They’ve run out of saffron at Café Bernard & Panini. Lasse and Maja pop along to the supermarket, but it turns out the whole of the new consignment has disappeared! Somebody must have got into the office and stolen…

Swedish title: Saffransmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 13-10-2016

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Fashion Mystery

Martin Widmark

After 13 years’ experience in the detection business, Lasse and Maja have the sharpest wits in Valleby. But case no. 25 looks as if it will be a tricky one. It starts during the hectic preparations for the Valleby fashion competition. Almost everyone…

Swedish title: Modemysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2016

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 96 pages, color

The Gold Mystery

Martin Widmark

Now it’s time for Lasse and Maja’s tenth case – perhaps one of their trickiest so far. All the pictures are in colour this time – and with the title in gold, of course! A huge cargo of gold arrives in the harbour at Valleby. Lasse, Maja and the chief…

Swedish title: Guldmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2016

Format: 96 pages, colour illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The School Mystery

Martin Widmark

There are false banknotes all over Valleby. The chief of police appeals to the children in Lasse and Maja’s class to keep their eyes open for notes without a watermark. At the same time it emerges that someone has secretly run off thousands of copies…

Swedish title: Skolmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2016

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Summer Holiday Book

Martin Widmark

In The Whodunit Detective Agency: The Summer Holiday Book there are lots of fun activity tips that will last all summer long. Test your knowledge about Valleby, where Lasse and Maja live, in an ingenious quiz, concoct secret messages, draw pictures,…

Swedish title: LasseMajas sommarlovsbok. Deckartävling i skolan

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 26-05-2016

Format: 148 x21O mm, 96 pages, color

The Monk’s Promise

Martin Widmark

A dispute breaks out during the autumn market and suddenly Halvdan, Meia and their friend Björn are captured, tied up and on their way to be shipped off as slaves in England! On board the boat is also the mysterious Do, a warrior monk from the Middle…

Swedish title: Munkens löfte

Series: Halvdan The Viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 13-05-2016

Format: 148 x21O mm, b/w illustrations

Nelly Rapp and the Goblins in the Basement

Martin Widmark

During their training to become monster agents Nelly and Valle have been told that gnomes and goblins only exist in people’s imaginations. In this adventure they have the opportunity to find out whether this is true. Nelly and Valle visit Valle’s gre…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och de små under jorden

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-03-2016

Format: 148 x210 mm, 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Little Stick in Happyland

Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark’s own brand of magic for the very young! One night when Daniel is going to bed, Aunt Julia tell s him a fantastic story. When she was a small and rather unhappy little girl who missed her brother, she happened to run her sledge into a…

Swedish title: Lilla Sticka i landet Lycka

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-01-2016

Format: 195 x260 mm, 40 pages, color

The Treasure of Seven Brothers

Martin Widmark

The Seven Brother’s Treasure is part of the series Halvdan Viking. Crook and his six bloodthirsty brothers are notorious for their plundering raids where they have no hesitation about killing people over a sack of silver. Having plundered in faraway…

Swedish title: De sju brödernas skatt

Series: Halvdan the Viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-10-2015

Format: 112 pages, 148 x 210 mm, B&W illustrations

The Prison Mystery

Martin Widmark

Case number 24 is a different mystery in an unusual setting. A theatre play at Valleby prison has just had its premiere when the actors disappear without a trace. Luckily Lasse and Maja are in the audience. The vicar puts on Hamlet at Valleby prison….

Swedish title: Fängelsemysteriet

Series: LasseMaja’s Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-09-2015

Format: 148 x 210 mm, 128 pages, color

The Newspaper Mystery

Martin Widmark

This is the eighth volume in the critically acclaimed mystery series about Lasse and Maja’s detective agency. The stories are all set in and around the small town of Valleby, with a rich gallery of characters to captivate the reader along the excitin…

Swedish title: Tidningsmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-09-2015

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations.

The Train Mystery

Martin Widmark

On a fast moving train is a sack full of money, carefully watched by the chief inspector. But he can’t resist taking a nap – and somebody pulls the emergency brake. The money is missing! Lasse and Maja suspect that the thief is still on the train.

Swedish title: Tågmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-09-2015

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

Night of the Witches

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp and her buddy Valle is off on a new scary adventure… Nelly and Valle are taking a course at the Monster Academy. Secure in their new-found knowledge about monsters they enter the home of a true witch master. Every Easter, he lures the an…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och häxornas natt

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-03-2015

Format: 148x210 mm, 96 pages, b/w illustrations

God of the Ice

Martin Widmark

Halvdan and Meja are home again af ter the long journey fromMiklagård. Now it is winter and ice is forming on the river. The two headmen of the East and West villages want to celebrate their homecoming with festivities. But as the villages worship di…

Swedish title: Isens gud

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-11-2014

Format: 128 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Movie Theater Mystery

Martin Widmark

Lasse and Maja run a small detective agency together. Meet them in a series of puzzling mysteries for primary school readers. The stories are set in and around the small town of Valleby, and have a rich gallery of characters to be captivated by on th…

Swedish title: Biografmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-08-2014

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Mummy Mystery

Martin Widmark

Lasse and Maja run a small detective agency together. Meet them in a series of puzzling mysteries for primary school readers. The stories are set in and around the small town of Valleby, and have a rich gallery of characters to be captivated by on th…

Swedish title: Mumiemysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-08-2014

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Fire Bridage Mystery

Martin Widmark

Two Fires have broken out in Va Ile by this last week. And as if that is not enough, things have been stolen at the fires! It is time for Lasse Maja to act! Surruner is a quiet time in Valleby. Lasse and Maja take the opportunity to clean the detecti…

Swedish title: Brandkårsmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-08-2014

Format: 96 pages, 148 x 210 mm

Captain Bluebeard

Martin Widmark

Nelly and Vall e are at sailing school. They have learnt how to hoist sails and cmise in the bay. It is said that you can see a ghost ship rise and sink every now and then from the deep sea. The old fis herman Enoch says that he has seen the ship wit…

Swedish title: Kapten Blåskägg

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-06-2014

Format: 96 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Gateway to Byzantium

Martin Widmark

Inspired by Frans Bengtsson, Martin Widmark really lays it on thick in a series of full-blooded yarns about young Halvdan who ends up in one adventure after the other together with his companion Meia. The Gateway to Byzantium is the fifth part of the…

Swedish title: Miklagårds lås

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-03-2014

Format: 120 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Magician’s Book

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has learnt how to deal with monsters and other dangers with help from Calm, Knowledge and Guile. But will “CK and G” be enough to help Nelly in removing a curse which entraps the entire town and will Valle, who is not yet a fully-fledged m…

Swedish title: Trollkarlens bok

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-01-2014

Format: 112 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Bicycle Mystery

Martin Widmark

Who is the rightful winner of Valleby’s bicycle race? It seems that all the contestants are very likely to have cheated. It is another exciting, funny and easy-to-read mystery, like always when Lasse and Maja are around.The first person to cross the…

Swedish title: Cykelmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-09-2013

Format: 64 pages, 148 x 210 mm, colour

The Café Mystery

Martin Widmark

Café Marsaan, Valleby’s lovely pastry shop, has been subjected to a number of robberies, always when there was a great deal of money in the cash register. The cashier is in shock, and LasseMaja’s Detective Agency becomes involved in a mysterious case…

Swedish title: Cafémysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-09-2013

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Circus Mystery

Martin Widmark

Lasse and Maja run a small detective agency together. Meet them in a series of puzzling mysteries for primary school readers. The stories are set in and around the small town of Valleby, and have a rich gallery of characters to be captivated by on th…

Swedish title: Cirkusmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-09-2013

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

Cleopatra’s garden

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Kleopatras trädgård

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 19-08-2013

Format: 224 pages, b/w illustrations

Queen of the Cascades

Martin Widmark

Taking inspiration from Frans G Bengtsson, Martin Widmark really lays it on thick in a series of full-blooded tales about the young lad Halvdan. Together with his comrade Meia he ends up in one adventure after the other. Queen of the Cascades is the…

Swedish title: Forsens Drottning

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-07-2013

Format: 128 pages, b/W illustrations

The Vampire’s Ball

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has learnt to deal with monsters and other dangers by being Calm, Clever and Cunning. But will the “the three C´s” now be enough?  The biggest event in several years is fast approaching for the monster agents – the vampires´ presiden…

Swedish title: Vampyrernas bal

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-04-2013

Format: 64 pg, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The wolf’s heart

Martin Widmark

Inspired by the author Frans G. Bengtsson, Martin Widmark has written a series of innovative, outlandish, and drama-filled stories about the adventures of young Halvdan and his friend Mela. The Wolf´s Heart is the third in the series Halvdan the Viki…

Swedish title: Vargens hjärta

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-01-2013

Format: 128 pg, 148x210mm, b/w illustrations

The Diamond Mystery

Martin Widmark

Someone stole gold-merchant Muhammed Karat’s diamonds. Could it have been the snidely sniggering goldsmith Ture Modig, who really should have owned the whole store? Or maybe Lollo Smith, the newly employed health-freak with a taste for the good thing…

Swedish title: Diamantmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 05-09-2012

Format: 80 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Hotel Mystery

Martin Widmark

On the day before Christmas Eve, the eminent family Åkerö, take a suite at the main hotel in Valleby. With them, they have their extremely valuable, most-prized possession – a Chinese apple dachshund. The hotel manager promises the family to take met…

Swedish title: Hotellmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 05-09-2012

Format: 96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Birthday Mystery

Martin Widmark

After 10 years, 20 clever titles and sales of 2 million books, almost every child in Sweden knows who Lasse and Maja are. But the books about these two detective friends are also exciting, fun and ingenious! “Today my very own little goldsmith…

Swedish title: Födelsedagsmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-08-2012

Format: 64 pages, 148 x 210 mm, color

The Stranger’s grave

Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark has piled on the action in a series of thrilling tall stories about the young boy who lands in one adventure after another, together with his friend Meia. The stranger’s grave is the second part of the series Halvdan the Viking. Halvda…

Swedish title: Främlingens grav

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-06-2012

Format: 128 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

Where the Geenies dance

Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark has written, and Louise Hoffsten has recorded and written the music for, a story about creativity and what happens when we create. The book is a work involving all art forms, in which words, pictures and music inspire each other! A 32-…

Swedish title: Där Orgierna dansar (inkl CD)

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-03-2012

Format: 64 pages, 195 x 260 mm, colour

The Chieftain’s Cup

Martin Widmark

Halvdan the Viking is a new series by Martin Widmark and illustrator Mats Vänehem. The young boy Halvdan who finds himself in one adventure after the other, together with his friend Meia. In this first part of the Halvdan the Viking series, The Chief…

Swedish title: Hövdingens bägare

Series: Halvdan the Viking

Category: Children

Pub date: 22-12-2011

Format: 128 pages, b/W illustrations

The Gold of Polyhymnia

Martin Widmark

Tyko and Julia have been caught by the Lord. Just as Tyko and Julia and numerous other young prisoners are waiting to be sent to the Snake-Monkey, half-man, half-gorilla, who demands the Lord to send him 40 young people every year to keep him satisfi…

Swedish title: Polyhymnias guld

Category: Children

Pub date: 21-11-2011

Format: 160 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations - 1illustration/chapter

The Secret of the Abominable Snowman

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has taught herself to deal with monsters and other dangers by being calm, wise and cunning. But will that be enough in a closely-fought battle with one of the last abominable snowmen on earth?Monster sleuth Nelly is on winter half-term in…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och Snömannens hemlighet

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 19-09-2011

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Swimprize Mystery

Martin Widmark

Thefts, missing swimming trunks and fire alarms – what on earth is happening during the big Christmas swim?The tree is in place by the indoor pool and Christmas music is blaring out of the speakers. It seems as if the whole of Valleby is crammed into…

Swedish title: Simborgarmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 05-09-2011

Format: 148 x 210 mm, bl/w illustrations, 96 sidor

The Mountain of Nine Gateways

Martin Widmark

Tyko and Julius manage to enter the second world, The World of the Red Road where Tyko faces yet another miracle: His friend Julius is not actually a he, but a she – Julia. It’s also time for Tyko to open the sealed letter, which is from his mother,…

Swedish title: Fyrtornet i Son-Li

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2011

Format: 160 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations - 1illustration/chapter

Catch Dangerous Animals

Martin Widmark

When the rain is beating down at nursery and everyone is huddled together in the cushions, there is only one thing for Johannes to do: take the children with him on various adventures in the jungle, to the North Pole and deep in the sea. Because ther…

Swedish title: Fånga farliga djur

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2011

Format: 64 pages, colour, 148x210 mm

The Dancing Devil

Martin Widmark

Tyko Flores is a boy, soon to turn fourteen years old, who has spent all of his life in slavery down in the silver mines accompanied by other orphans. One night Tyko dreams about a magpie that passes him a mysterious riddle about a curse that can be…

Swedish title: Den dansande djävulen

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-01-2011

Format: 160 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Hospital Mystery

Martin Widmark

What is happening at Valleby hospital? Patients jewelry is dissapearing without a trace. Is there a thief among the staff?Sara Bernard has broken her leg and comes to Valleby hospital to get plastered. But what is the chief of police doing there? Pat…

Swedish title: Sjukhusmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-11-2010

Format: 96 pages, bl/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has trained at the Monster Academy which has taught her that monsters and other dangerous things can be managed with the help of calm, wisdom and cunning. But will it help her this time too? Nelly and her dog, London, visit the Troll Fores…

Swedish title: I Bergakungens sal

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-09-2010

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Campsite Mystery

Martin Widmark

No camping wihtout a mystery for Lasse and Maja!Catching crayfish – twice as much fun!What is actually going on at the campsite? Things keep mysteriously disappearing. Luckily the well-filled crayfish creel out in the lake is safe and sound! Or is it…

Swedish title: Campingmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-05-2010

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

Rakel the Discoverer and the Grave of the Unknown King

Martin Widmark

Rakel, her friends and Rotten Roland in a new adventure!Once again Rakel challenges irritating rhyming Roland, who is every bit as rotten as ever!When Rakel, Sara and Mats decide to become discoverers, Roland starts teasing them. Surely nobody has di…

Swedish title: Upptäckar-Rakel och den okända kungens grav

Series: Rakel

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-03-2010

Format: colour, 195 x260 mm

The Racecourse Mystery

Martin Widmark

The excitement is unbearable at the racecourse outside Valleby. Does the rookie have any chance against the three star jockeys? But when the experienced horses begin to slow down, the whole thing starts to look distinctly dubious. Lasse and Maja real…

Swedish title: Galoppmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-11-2009

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, b/w illustrations

The New Friendship Book

Martin Widmark

A cool book for everybody who likes The Whodunit Detective Agency, and who would like a book where friends can fill in information about themselves – everything from where they were born to their fingerprints! You can also find out how much you know…

Swedish title: LasseMajas Detektivbyrå. Nya kompisboken

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-11-2009

Format: 96 pages, 140x180mm

Beneath a Sky of Glass

Martin Widmark

Thanks to a grant, David and Larissa have the opportunity to travel to the world’s most advanced marine geology research station, situated on a platform in the North Atlantic. It turns out that the station is owned by the Russian sociologist Vogoros,…

Swedish title: Under en himmel av glas

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 12-10-2009

Format: 224 pages,

The Monster in the Lake

Martin Widmark

Nelly and her family are camping next to an unusually deep lake. It is said that a monster lives in the lake, but it’s probably just a great big pike, laughs Daddy as he plans to catch it. Nelly doesn’t know what to believe, but one thing she does kn…

Swedish title: Nelly Rapp och sjöodjuret i Bergsjön

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-05-2009

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148x210 mm

Holiday-Rakel and the Sham Sharks

Martin Widmark

It’s autumn and it’s raining. “All those travelling to Playa di Roland are asked to proceed to Gate 3, please hurry if you are coming with us,” shouts Roland through a megaphone. Sara, Mats and Rakel decide to go along, but are unfairly treated by th…

Swedish title: Charter-Rakel och fuskhajarna

Series: Rakel

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-03-2009

Format: 32 pages,

The Love Mystery

Martin Widmark

The sixteenth adventure is here, and it is in Amor’s colours!The immensely popular detectives’ sixteenth case is all about love. Valleby is to hold a love festival – in the name of love, money is to be collected for the poor children of the world. Mu…

Swedish title: Kärleksmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-02-2009

Format: 96 pages, 148x210 mm, colour

Rakel the Pirate and Captain Snotfinger

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Sjörövar-Rakel och Kapten Snorfinger

Series: Rakel

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-02-2009

Format: 32 pages, 190 x 260 mm, colour

The Church Mystery

Martin Widmark

It’s time for Lasse and Maja’s fifteenth case. The old priest at the church in Valleby is due to retire, and the bishop has come along to hand over the job to young Fanny Winter. But is someone sabotaging the solemn ceremony in the church? And where…

Swedish title: Kyrkomysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-11-2008

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148x210 mm

The Witch Doctor

Martin Widmark

This is the seventh book about Nelly Rapp, the notorious monster agent who is such a favourite with children! A reviewer has described Nelly as: “a real role model without being too good; it’s hardly surprising that these books are so popular with ch…

Swedish title: Häxdoktorn - och den sista zombien

Series: Nelly Rapp - Monster Agent

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-09-2008

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations

The Secret of the Cabinet

Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark, author of the immensely popular series featuring Lasse & Maja’s detective agency, publishes a novel for young people for the first timeThis is the novel Martin Widmark himself would have like to read as a teenager. It is a historical…

Swedish title: Kabinettets hemlighet

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2008

Format: 288 pages, b/w illustrations, 134x213mm

The Song of the Wise One

Martin Widmark

In this fourth book David and Larissa are on their summer holidays from school. Larissa is staying with her relatives in Russia, and David is missing her terribly. At the same time, strange things are happening in the mountains of Lapland: a mining c…

Swedish title: Nåjdens sång

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-03-2008

Format: 176 pages, b/w illustrations

The Library Mystery

Martin Widmark

Books are disappearing from the library in Valleby. How is that possible, after all the library has had an alarm installed! Lasse and Maja are facing their thirteenth case!

Swedish title: Biblioteksmysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-09-2007

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The White Ladies of Lovlunda Castle

Martin Widmark

Nelly and her family are off for a really scary weekend, visiting a genuine haunted castle. At least, that’s what the newspaper advert promises. Lena-Sleva asks Nelly to try out a new invention that Uncle Hannibal has come up with. It’s a ghost detec…

Swedish title: De vita fruarna på Lovlunda slott

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-05-2007

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations

Wheel of Fortune

Petter Lidbeck, Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Lyckans hjul

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-04-2007

Money Laundering

Martin Widmark, Petter Lidbeck

Swedish title: Tvättade pengar

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-04-2007

The Island Of The Insane

Martin Widmark

In this third book, David and Larissa discover several moss-covered gravestones on a small island. They carry the names of young girls, all of whom died in the mid-1940s. The girls appear to be forgotten – why? Is there any connection with the nearby…

Swedish title: Dårarnas ö

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-04-2007

Format: 192 pages, b/w illustrations

The Pet Shop Mystery

Martin Widmark

It’s time for Lasse and Maja to solve their twelfth case. The animals in the pet shop aren’t very well; they’re getting more and more tired, and now they don’t even want to eat. Could there be something wrong with their food? Valdemar, the owner of t…

Swedish title: Zoomysteriet

Series: The Whodunit Detective Agency

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-04-2007

Format: 96 pages, b/w illustrations, 148 x

Rakel and the Race Car

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Racer-Rakel och fångarna i svinstian

Category: Children

Pub date: 12-03-2007

Format: 32 pages, 190x260 mm, color

The Thirteenth Guest

Martin Widmark

In this second book, David and Larissa are at summer school. “Think of yourselves as the disciples of Carl von Linné,” the teacher says encouragingly as he sends them out on an assignment, “but don’t go anywhere near the disused mine, whatever you do…

Swedish title: Den trettonde gästen

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-09-2006

Format: 176 pages,

The Affair of the Ghost

Martin Widmark

Now it’s time for the fifth book about the fearless monster agent and her constant companion, London the basset hound. Nelly realises all is not well with shopkeeper Conny Cruth when her dog, usually so fond of his food, won’t even look at the dog fo…

Swedish title: Spökaffären

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-08-2006

Format: 80 pages, b/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

David & Larissa: The Blue Mirror Bookshop

Martin Widmark

David & Larissa is a new series of books by the highly successful author Martin Widmark, a great favourite with both children and critics with his books about Lasse & Maja’s Detective Agency and Monster Agent Nelly Rapp. He is now writing exciting st…

Swedish title: Antikvariat Blå Spegeln

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children

Pub date: 06-03-2006

Format: 176 pages, b/w illustrations

Rakel The knight and The Three Noble Deeds

Martin Widmark

Rakel and her friends are playing knights in the garden. Then Rotten Roland and his two horrible sidekicks turn up and ruin the game for them. What does Rakel do then? Why, she turns herself into Rakel The Knight.With lances at the ready Rakel The Kn…

Swedish title: Riddar-Rakel och de tre stordåden

Series: Rakel

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-02-2006

Format: 32 pages, 190x260 mm, color

The Wizards From Wittenberg

Martin Widmark

By the time the strange vacuum cleaner salesmen leave Nelly’s house, the calm preparations for Halloween have turned into hectic chaos. Who are those men? Monster agent Nelly Rapp sets off on her third mission – and this time she’s in big trouble. Th…

Swedish title: Trollkarlarna från Wittenberg

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-08-2005

Format: 80 pages, b/w illustrations.

The Werewolves

Martin Widmark

Monster agent Nelly Rapp has received instructions to go to level of preparedness W3 – W for werewolves and 3 for the highest level. The reason is the full moon is approaching, the time when some creatures turn from ordinary people into deadly, blood…

Swedish title: Varulvarna

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-09-2004

Format: 96 pages, bl/w illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

The Frankensteiner

Martin Widmark

Swedish title: Frankensteinaren

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-09-2003

Format: 96 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

Monster Academy

Martin Widmark

Nelly Rapp has to go to dinner at her Uncle Hannibal, along with her Mum and Dad. Hannibal is a strange uncle who hasn’t been in touch in a long time, but he now wants to get to know his relatives better. There is something mysterious about him, and…

Swedish title: Monsterakademin

Series: Nelly Rapp

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-04-2003