Leena Lehtolainen’s second Maria Kallio crime novel HER ENEMY published in the US!

We are thrilled to announce that Leena Lehtolainen’s Her Enemy (Harmin paikka, Tammi 1994) has been published in the US by Amazon Crossing to great reviews.  This second installment in the internationally bestselling Maria Kallio series was chosen for a “Summer Mystery and Thriller” campaign in the US. Third Maria Kallio crime novel Copperheart (Kuparisydän, Tammi 1995) will be published in Fall 2013 in the US.

Reviews : Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen

“A strong lead character—obstinate, fearless, smart Maria Kallio—makes up for the rocky plot of Lehtolainen’s second mystery featuring the former cop and novice lawyer (after 2012’s My First Murder). Kallio, who practices near Helsinki, gets deeply involved in the murder of Armi Mäenpää, a recent acquaintance strangled outside her own home.“
– Publishers Weekly

“This book is awesome and intense it has action and adventure but also has some mystery in it and kind of keeps you thinking like what’s going to happen next. If you’re the kind of person who loves mystery or action adventure then get this book it is incredible. You might become addicted! (…) Has a flowing writing style, interweaving the different characters and subplots, to a suspenseful finale. Would recommend.”
– Goodreads.com, MaryAnn Koopmann. 

“There’s a lot going on, making this a fast, absorbing crime novel. I’m hoping the rest of this series is translated into English soon!  Owen Whitesman has done an excellent job with the translation, making the book easily readable by an American audience.“
– Stacia the Bookworm

“I read this book in 2 days and very much enjoyed it. I found the pace tight and the character development nicely textured for a mystery novel. I would definitely seek out this author and buy her works once translated into English. I can usually figure out an ending of a mystery and I was surprised.”
– Quickbeam, Oconomowoc, WI USA,  Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program

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Leena Lehtolainen


Leena Lehtolainen is the top female crime author in Finland: her new titles always head straight to #1 on the Finnish bestseller lists.

Leena Lehtolainen is Finland’s bestselling female crime writer and created her successful protagonist, detective Maria Kallio, in 1993. Having already featured in 16 novels and a complete TV series, Maria Kallio is ready for a fresh launch in a TV series coming in fall 2021. Lehtolainen’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Leena Lehtolainen has also published outside the crime genre; her book The Charm of Figure Skating was voted sports book of the year 2010 in Finland, and A Life in Six Scenes showed her return to literary fiction. 

In her free time, Lehtolainen enjoys all kinds of music from 70’s punk to Schubert and Bach – just like Maria Kallio, the heroine of Lehtolainen’s crime novel series. 

And just like the events in Bodyguard, a trilogy that takes the heroine Hilja Ilveskero all around Europe, Lehtolainen’s own work takes her to book festivals, exhibitions and other events across the globe. Leena Lehtolainen is Finland’s bestselling female crime writer and created her successful protagonist, detective Maria Kallio, in 1993. Having already featured in 16 novels and a complete TV series, Maria Kallio is ready for a fresh launch in a TV series coming in fall 2021. Lehtolainen’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Bibliography


Leena Lehtolainen

The Lynx Factor

2021, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Ripple Effect

2020, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Oathbreaker

2019, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Killer's Girlfriend

2018, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The End of Innocence

2017, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Charm of Ice

2016, General Nonfiction, Memories & Biographies


Leena Lehtolainen

The Eye of the tiger

2016, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

A Stroke of Sadness

2015, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Iron Triangle

2013, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Devil's Cubs

2012, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Lion of Justice

2011, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Where Have All the Young Girls Gone

2010, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Bodyguard

2009, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

On the Wrong Track

2008, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Nightingale Murder

2005, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Below the Surface

2003, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Before I Go

2000, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Fatal Headwind

1998, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Death Spiral

1997, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Snow Woman

1996, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Copper Heart

1995, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Her Enemy

1994, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

My First Murder

1993, Crime & Suspense

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