Martta Kaukonen among superstar lineup in UK crime writing festival

We’re so proud of our globally bestselling Martta Kaukonen, who has been invited to the internationally prestigious Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival taking place this July in Harrogate! Yesterday she attended the launch with other international favorites, including Chris Carter, Elly Griffiths, Harriet Tyce, and Lauren Beukes, as you’ll see from our event photos.

For any interested in learning more about the festival, here is info about the Harrogate Festival and Programme Revealed


About author

Martta Kaukonen

Martta Kaukonen (1976) lives in Helsinki. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a film critic, whose reviews have been published in both Finland’s biggest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and a popular women’s weekly magazine Me Naiset. Martta has a master’s degree in arts. She has interviewed the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Justin Bieber. Martta met her husband at his second hand bookshop and fell in love. Alongside writing, Martta loves psychological thrillers, film noir, flea markets, abandoned houses and travelling. Martta’s debut novel FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY was published in March 2021. FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY is an Instagram sensation in Finland, and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper released a highly-praising review of it. During the first two months, the audiobook was listened to an awe-inspiring 2000 times and over. FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY  has been compared to Gillian Flynn’s novel ‘Gone Girl’. 


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Meet Me in the Darkness

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In Your Shadow

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Follow the Butterfly

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