“A brilliant new crime series from Sweden – I love everything about it, the characters, the set-up, the writing. I am thrilled that we get to publish the amazing Mohlin & Nyström.”
– Heide Kloth, Editorial Director, HarperCollins Germany
“I loved The Bucket List and I feel that I’ve found a new, really original and powerful character in John Adderley! “
– Ilaria Marzi, Editor, HarperCollins Italy
“We are extremely honoured to publish Mohlin & Nyström. The American link gives the book international appeal and puts this book miles above other Nordic crime. The writing is pacy, the suspense is big, the denouement even bigger. The Bucket List is craftsmanship.”
– Lisanne Mathijssen, Commissioning Editor, HarperCollins Holland
“I am thrilled to be part of The Bucket List adventure, that I am sure we have only seen the beginning of! I love the new take on the nordic noir genre, and to witness FBI agent John Adderley trying to adjust to the culture at a small Swedish police station gave an entertaining relief to the (at several levels) suspenseful story that unfolds.”
– Anja Gustavson, Editor, Kagge Forlag
“When I started reading The Bucket List for the first time I couldn’t let it go. I longed to be able to continue reading and most reluctantly had to tear myself away from the script. I read with growing astonishment. It was impossible to comprehend that this was written by two debutants. How could these two newcomers craft a thriller with such refined skill. Mohlin & Nyström write with a confidence and stilistic timing that you normally find among very successful and seasoned authors. The script felt like dynamite, it was that freaking good.
The Bucket List is a new take on classic Nordic noir. The authors have taken familiar ingredients and put them together in an innovative and interesting way. The book has smart twists and turns with a nail-biting tempo as well as psychological depth and multilayered characters that I longed to keep following. I immediately understood that I had to publish this book. There was no alternative for me. I needed to continue on the journey with John Adderley, my new favourite character in Swedish crime. He’s an unusual protagonist in the Nordic Noir genre, which is why he is all the more welcome. In John lies conflict and depth, but also a sharp humoristic gaze that will have readers wanting much more of him.
Working with such a driven, talented and sharp author duo as Mohlin & Nyström feels like winning first prize in the lottery. And in my entire editor’s soul I can feel that The Bucket List is the beginning of something really great.”
– Erika Degard, Editor, Norstedts
After having read The Bucket List it feels easy to predict that John Adderley will become a new hero in the suspense literature. It’s not common to meet such mature debutants as Peter Mohlin & Peter Nyström, in a lot of ways breaking new ground within the very classical policenovel. Language, story-telling technique, characters, environment, dialogues, cliffhangers, surprising twists, dramatic endings, well everything fits like the hand in the glove. The story-telling is very thought through. The author duo builds the plot skilfully with a high tempo and towards several dramatic resolutions. One of the many aspects I enjoy is the respect for police work. Within the genre its usual with solutions falling from the sky, but here there is intelligent investigative work that moves the plot forward. The forming of the characters is amazing. All people are complex, with several layers; no flat caricatures but real people trying to handle difficult situations as best they can. And thank goodness they’re not explained. They grow with thoughts and actions – and above all in really skillfully written dialogues. The authors never paint a picture in just black or white, everyone has both good and less good traits. The same goes for all the captivating environments: the interior in the police house, the upper class of Bjurwall and the white trash that John’s swedish family ended up in. Never black and white, always multi-facetted and interesting. And of course thrilling, really thrilling, unbearably thrilling..