Anna Breitholtz Monsén
Swedish crime with a cosy twist
"THE BEACH/ STRANDEN"
June 3 2021
Published June 3rd in Sweden and shortlisted for Crimetime Award Debutant of the Year.
THE BEACH/ STRANDEN ranked #2 most popular audiobook on Storytel, stayed among "most listened this week" on BookBeat all summer and climbed the charts of Swedish book retailers. 35 000 copies sold during the first months.
International publishers are very welcome to contact Anna’s agent:
"Well written crime - with both humor and suspense."
"Love the 80's references!"
"This is not cozy crime, this is something new."
THE BEACH/ STRANDEN is the first book about former police officer Lina Lantz, with stand-alone sequels to follow.
It's 1988 and 16-year-old Peter and Erik are in the midst of a long summer break in the small coastal town of Sandinge, in the south of Sweden. Suddenly Peter disappears. All that is left behind is clothes with blood stains.
The case eventually gets cold.
Lina Lantz has never fit in, anywhere. Once a talented police investigator, she has left everything after a kidnapping gone wrong.
She heads to her 92-year-old grandfather in Sandinge, with a suitcase full of books and her two cats.
When a boy is found dead on her beach, she reluctantly gets pulled into the investigation. Her discoveries soon lead her to that summer of 1988, when Peter vanished.
THE BEACH/ STRANDEN is Anna Breitholtz Monsén's debut novel.
It's the first in a series of stand alone sequels.
Swedish publisher: BOKFABRIKEN
Rights sold to
FINLAND: Minerva Kustannus
NORWAY: Strawberry Publishing/ Bonnier Norsk Förlag
Reach out to Hedlund Agency to find out more.