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Martin Holmén

Historical Fiction Suspense Crime

3.7/5 (649 ratings)
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Basic information: Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy or the Stockholm trilogy or the Metropol series .

The first installment CLINCH is set in 1932 when the economic depression hits Sweden. It has been described as gritty, stylish, queer noir fiction with a unique Swedish flavour. Available, or soon to be released, in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Here are three reactions to the english version - from some authorities in the field:


Lynda la Plante : "Clinch is a dark, atmospheric, powerful thriller, the best debut novel I’ve read in years"

Val McDermid: "If Chandler and Hammett had truly walked on the wild side, it would read like Clinch."

Kate Rhodes: "Martin Holmen’s debut novel is a real tour de force. His taut dialogue is reminiscent of early Hemingway and CLINCH is a fascinating race through 1930s Stockholm."

CLINCH was released in Sweden in 2015, DOWN FOR THE COUNT in 2016 and the final installment SLUGGER in 2017. Also a contributor to the anthology of short stories STOCKHOLM NOIR .

Influences span from pulp and film noir to classic hardboiled American fiction like Jim Thompson, to the autodidact writers of Swedens early working class movement like Jan Fridegård, to Russian realists and French naturalist authors, to vintage sleaze, action movies, video games, Frank Miller comics and great Americana like Hemingway, Faulkner or Steinbeck. I know - it's a somewhat contradictory list. Just doing my thing here. Please don't take me too seriously - I know I don't.

Martin Holmén

Historical Fiction Suspense Crime

3.7/5 (649 ratings)
Website
Go to Website
Basic information: Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy or the Stockholm trilogy or the Metropol series .

The first installment CLINCH is set in 1932 when the economic depression hits Sweden. It has been described as gritty, stylish, queer noir fiction with a unique Swedish flavour. Available, or soon to be released, in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Here are three reactions to the english version - from some authorities in the field:


Lynda la Plante : "Clinch is a dark, atmospheric, powerful thriller, the best debut novel I’ve read in years"

Val McDermid: "If Chandler and Hammett had truly walked on the wild side, it would read like Clinch."

Kate Rhodes: "Martin Holmen’s debut novel is a real tour de force. His taut dialogue is reminiscent of early Hemingway and CLINCH is a fascinating race through 1930s Stockholm."

CLINCH was released in Sweden in 2015, DOWN FOR THE COUNT in 2016 and the final installment SLUGGER in 2017. Also a contributor to the anthology of short stories STOCKHOLM NOIR .

Influences span from pulp and film noir to classic hardboiled American fiction like Jim Thompson, to the autodidact writers of Swedens early working class movement like Jan Fridegård, to Russian realists and French naturalist authors, to vintage sleaze, action movies, video games, Frank Miller comics and great Americana like Hemingway, Faulkner or Steinbeck. I know - it's a somewhat contradictory list. Just doing my thing here. Please don't take me too seriously - I know I don't.

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