It is my absolute pleasure, alongside Ronnie Turner, to be taking part in today’s leg of the blog tour for The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen . Ever since I picked up and read a teaser for this book back at CrimeFest in May, I have been desperate to get my hands on the complete book. A massive thanks to Anne Cater and Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for letting me be a part of the tour. This has been one of my most anticipated reads of this year. We’ll see if it lived up to expectations in just a moment, after we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.
The Official Book Blurb
A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him.
Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.
With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, markinng a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.