Longer sample of Minna Lindgren’s Death in Twilight Grove now available

LindgrenJuly292014We are happy to announce that a new, more extensive English sample of Minna Lindgren’s commercial and critical success, Death in Twilight Grove (Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013), is now available. Translated into English by Lola Rogers, the sample comprises the first 76 pages of the novel.

Death in Twilight Grove is the first entry in the Twilight Grove Trilogy, a satirical mystery series that narrates life inside and around a Helsinki retirement home through the eyes of three bright, spirited and inquisitive ladies in their 90s. The trilogy also includes Escape from Twilight Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos May 2014) and The End of Twilight Grove (working title, Teos 2015).

Death in Twilight Grove is an entertaining mystery with a cast of eccentric characters that immediately felt like old friends. It ’s an unusual mix of zany slapstick, pointed social criticism, and heart-touching pathos like nothing I’ve read before. A witty, delightful book.”
-Translator Lola Rogers

Escape from Twilight Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, May 2014), part II in the trilogy, debuted in Finland this spring and jumped straight to national bestseller lists. The book has also been universally praised by bloggers and critics.

”Lindgren is a virtuoso with language. She pokes fun at today’s speech that is often clichéd and void of substance…one of most impressive displays of skill is articulating seemingly trendy, accepted truths that one can’t argue against, but whose accuracy the reader is nevertheless forced to question in light of the book’s events.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

RIGHTS SOLD: THE TWILIGHT GROVE TRILOGY
ESTONIA, Varrak (Part I)
GERMANY, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
FRANCE, Calmann-Lévy
ITALY, Marsilio
SPAIN, Santillana
Film rights: Yellow Film & TV

Reading materials:
English sample of book 1 (the first 76 pages of the novel)
English synopses of books 1-3
Finnish editions of books 1-2

Original publisher:
Finland, Teos

For rights inquiries contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Minna Lindgren


Minna Lindgren (b. 1963) is a freelance journalist and columnist known for her whimsical writing style and fearless approach to topics as strange as opera and death. In addition to novels, she has authored nonfiction books on classical music. In 2009 Lindgren won the Bonnier Journalism Prize for her article entitled “Father’s Death” (“Isän kuolema”).

The fictional Death in Sunset Grove (Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013) and Escape from Sunset Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos 2014) are the first two entries of a mystery trilogy that takes a sharp and satirical look at life inside a retirement home. Both books have been critical and commercial successes, and well-known British-born Finnish director Neil Hardwick is currently working on a film adaptation.

If you enjoy the whodunits of Miss Marple, the sharp quips of Downton Abbey or the playfulness of the bestsellingThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared, you will fall in love with The Sunset Grove Trilogy.

Bibliography


Minna Lindgren

Escape from Sunset Grove

2014, Literary


Minna Lindgren

The End of Sunset Grove

2015, Literary


Minna Lindgren

Death in Sunset Grove

2013, Literary

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