Bestseller news: THE KRISTINESTAD MURDERS: REVENGE by Kaisu Tuokko – over 7,000 copies sold with excellent reviews!

We are happy to share some bestseller news with you! Over 7,000 copies of REVENGE, the first instalment in the Kaisu Tuokko’s brand new 6-book crime series THE KRISTINESTAD MURDERS have been sold in Finland!

Here are the first 3 months since publication in numbers:

  • Over 7,000 copies sold since publication!
  • bestseller charts Finland June-July: # 10 for audiobooks & #11 for all formats!
The book has also received excellent reviews in Finnish and Finland-Swedish media, as well as been praised on social media by readers and fellow authors!

An absolutely brilliant debut, excellent storyline, excellent characters!
– Vappu Pimiä (Finnish celebrity)

I recommend Revenge to many kinds of readers. I believe it will entertain both detective fiction fans, small town fans, journalism fans, interpersonal drama fans as well as the reader who appreciates the social angle in crime fiction. In my opinion, Revenge is a very promising first novel, based on which we can expect a lot from the sequels as well.
– Kirsin book club (Finnish Blog)

Tuokko turns to the crime fiction genre with her debut Kosto (Revenge) and rightfully claims her place in the literary line-up. Kosto (Revenge) is a confident and convincing debut. (…) Tuokko’s text effectively captures the feelings of sensitivity and vulnerability in youth.
– Anna-Leena Ekroos in Ilkka-Pohjalainen newspaper

Author Kaisu Tuokko has been busy promoting her book at events and in social media, and she would love to do the same for international publishers. Kaisu Tuokko has worked in book branch for 20 years, and has experience of publishing, marketing, communications and selling. She is bilingual in Finnish and Swedish, fluent in English, would love to learn more German, is able to carry on a simple conversation in French.
THE KRISTINESTAD MURDERS is perfect for fans of Viveca StenCamilla LäckbergMari Jungstedt, and Åsa Larsson! Maybe this could be your next bestseller – now is the time to acquire the rights!

About author

Kaisu Tuokko

Kaisu Tuokko’s aim is to create a series where interpersonal relationships and the idyll of a small town are mixed with cruel events – using psychological tension to build stories about how badly we know the families or friends of our neighbors, of our loved ones. Everyone has secrets, but some of them are more dangerous than others.

Tuokko loves the stories of strangers, secrets of small towns, rainy autumn evenings, and the Swedish language. She lives in Helsinki, and has named her main character after her grandparents.


2024, Crime & Suspense


Kaisu Tuokko

2023, Crime & Suspense


Kaisu Tuokko