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Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by tintu_mon » Fri May 24, 2013 9:50 am

Hi,

I have read a few of the Harjunpää novels by Matti Joensuu (To steal her love and The Priest of Evil) and they were really interesting. I would like to read more Finnish crime novels (translated to English), something similar to Jo Nesbo and Wallander novels. Any suggestions?

And btw, I am halfway through Purge by Sofi Oksanen. It's awesome.

Thanks,
TM



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Post by Pursuivant » Fri May 24, 2013 12:34 pm

Gollanz used to publish one of the early Harjunpää novels back in the day.... Harjunpää and the Stone Murders I think.
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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by tintu_mon » Fri May 24, 2013 12:39 pm

Pursuivant wrote:Gollanz used to publish one of the early Harjunpää novels back in the day.... Harjunpää and the Stone Murders I think.
Yeah, it's there on Amazon. But seems to be published back in '87. I am more into Kindle and would prefer if the books are comparatively new (2000's) and available in e-book format. Thanks anyway.

And btw, also watched the movie The Priest of Evil. Very much different from the book, but Peter Franzen's performance was commendable.


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Post by Pursuivant » Fri May 24, 2013 1:08 pm

You get better luck with movies, say Vares series is more or less translated, as are the 90's 2000's crime movies starting with "Bad luck love" or "Paha maa" and of course "Raid" with unforgettable characters like Inspector Jansson and Archie the Arse. Of course then theres this new jerrycotton pulp writer James Thompson that has Inspector Vaara series... a bit sad Ilkka Remes doesn't get much translated, hes done similar innovative alternate reality and some good books. Now if you want to go a bit west, Jan Guillou has written a lot of Swedens own jamesbond Commander Hamilton
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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by tintu_mon » Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Pursuivant wrote:You get better luck with movies, say Vares series is more or less translated, as are the 90's 2000's crime movies starting with "Bad luck love" or "Paha maa" and of course "Raid" with unforgettable characters like Inspector Jansson and Archie the Arse. Of course then theres this new jerrycotton pulp writer James Thompson that has Inspector Vaara series... a bit sad Ilkka Remes doesn't get much translated, hes done similar innovative alternate reality and some good books. Now if you want to go a bit west, Jan Guillou has written a lot of Swedens own jamesbond Commander Hamilton
Kiitos. Will check out the movies. There seems to be some good torrents with seeds in Pirate Bay. Downloading straight away.

Last week, I watched 'Body of Water'. Is it based on a book?


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Post by Lord of Manchester » Mon May 27, 2013 10:35 pm

You could try the V S O Y shop on Bulevardi !


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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by Keravalainen » Tue May 28, 2013 7:41 am

Hi!
At least these Finnish crime novels have been translated to English

Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, Harjunpaa and the stone murders. 1986 [Harjunpää ja poliisin poika]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, The priest of evil. 2006 [Harjunpää ja pahan pappi]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, To steal her love. 2008 [Harjunpää ja rakkauden nälkä]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the blackest sheep. 2010 [Raid ja mustempi lammas]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the the kid. 2012 [Raid ja poika] Available for kindle
Nykänen, Harri, Nights of awe. 2012 [Ariel] Available for kindle
Sariola, Mauri, The Helsinki affair. 1970 [Lavean tien laki]
Sariola, Mauri, The Torvick affair. 1972 [Punaisen kukon laulu]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Against the wall. 2009 [Selkä seinää vasten]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Vengeance. 2010 [Prikaatin kosto]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki Homicide: Nothing but the Truth 2011 (Mitään salaamatta) Available for iPad
Sipilä, Jarkko : Cold Trail 2012 (Kylmä jälki)
Sipilä, Jarkko, Stevenson Scott : Decay time 2013 (Rahan metsästäjät)
Koskinen Seppo: Wolves and angels June 2012 (Hukan enkelit)

James Thompson writes his crime novels in English in Finland: http://jamesthompsonauthor.com/books/

Several of Leena Lehtolainen's crime novels have been translated up to 10 different languages, but unfortunately now only one book has been translated to English.

Hope this helps! :-)
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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by tintu_mon » Tue May 28, 2013 7:46 am

Keravalainen wrote:Hi!
At least these Finnish crime novels have been translated to English

Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, Harjunpaa and the stone murders. 1986 [Harjunpää ja poliisin poika]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, The priest of evil. 2006 [Harjunpää ja pahan pappi]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, To steal her love. 2008 [Harjunpää ja rakkauden nälkä]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the blackest sheep. 2010 [Raid ja mustempi lammas]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the the kid. 2010 [Raid ja poika]
Sariola, Mauri, The Helsinki affair. 1970 [Lavean tien laki]
Sariola, Mauri, The Torvick affair. 1972 [Punaisen kukon laulu]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Against the wall. 2009 [Selkä seinää vasten]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Vengeance. 2010 [Prikaatin kosto]
Sipilä, Jarkko : Cold Trail 2012 (Kylmä jälki)
Sipilä, Jarkko, Stevenson Scott : Decay time 2013 (Rahan metsästäjät)
Koskinen Seppo: Wolves and angels June 2012 (Hukan enkelit)

Leena Lehtolainen's crime novels have been translated into 10 different languages, but unfortunately not to English.

Hope this helps! :-)
That's a great list. Thank you very much. :-)


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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by Upphew » Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 am

tintu_mon wrote:That's a great list. Thank you very much. :-)
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http://barbarafister.com/finland.html ?
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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by tintu_mon » Tue May 28, 2013 9:39 am

Upphew wrote:
tintu_mon wrote:That's a great list. Thank you very much. :-)
Found this blog already?
http://barbarafister.com/finland.html ?
:thumbsup:


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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by exexpat » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:54 pm

A couple more of these, plus some new books, like Anja Snellman's Pet Shop Girls, are now available as Kindle books. Ice Cold Crime in the US specializes in translating and publishing Finnish crime novels. You can find them if you search for the publisher on Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... d+crime%22
Keravalainen wrote:Hi!
At least these Finnish crime novels have been translated to English

Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, Harjunpaa and the stone murders. 1986 [Harjunpää ja poliisin poika]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, The priest of evil. 2006 [Harjunpää ja pahan pappi]
Joensuu, Matti Yrjänä, To steal her love. 2008 [Harjunpää ja rakkauden nälkä]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the blackest sheep. 2010 [Raid ja mustempi lammas]
Nykänen, Harri, Raid and the the kid. 2012 [Raid ja poika] Available for kindle
Nykänen, Harri, Nights of awe. 2012 [Ariel] Available for kindle
Sariola, Mauri, The Helsinki affair. 1970 [Lavean tien laki]
Sariola, Mauri, The Torvick affair. 1972 [Punaisen kukon laulu]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Against the wall. 2009 [Selkä seinää vasten]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki homicide : Vengeance. 2010 [Prikaatin kosto]
Sipilä, Jarkko, Helsinki Homicide: Nothing but the Truth 2011 (Mitään salaamatta) Available for iPad
Sipilä, Jarkko : Cold Trail 2012 (Kylmä jälki)
Sipilä, Jarkko, Stevenson Scott : Decay time 2013 (Rahan metsästäjät)
Koskinen Seppo: Wolves and angels June 2012 (Hukan enkelit)

James Thompson writes his crime novels in English in Finland: http://jamesthompsonauthor.com/books/

Several of Leena Lehtolainen's crime novels have been translated up to 10 different languages, but unfortunately now only one book has been translated to English.

Hope this helps! :-)


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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by AnnieRoss » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:56 pm

tintu_mon wrote:
Upphew wrote:
tintu_mon wrote:That's a great list. Thank you very much. :-)
Found this blog already?
http://barbarafister.com/finland.html ?
:thumbsup:
:thumbsup: This is good - and wow, 'One in ten Icelanders will publish a book ...' what a stat


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Re: Finnish crime novels translated to English

Post by Keravalainen » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:34 am

Hi!
The link above is outdated. Here's the new site.
http://scandicrimeproject.wordpress.com/finland/

A couple of Leena Lehtolainen's books have by now been translated to English.
There was an error in my previous post, the author of "Wolves and Angels" is Seppo Jokinen.
- His main character's name is Sakari Koskinen.
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