Cover Reveal – The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen, trns David Hackston

Henri Koskinen is back and I, for one, could not be happier. The Rabbit Factor trilogy (which if Antti Tuomainen was being honest with himself, he really wants to be a quintology) continues with the rather excellent sounding The Moose Paradox which is out in October, and for which I have the absolute pleasure of hosting the cover reveal. Soooooo excited and suffering a little bit of face ache from grinning so much when I saw the cover. It is a work of art and so, so perfect.

Now, I know I don’t really hide it all that well, but I really enjoy the author’s dry and yet somehow slapstick style of dark humour, and The Rabbit Factor ticked all of my must read boxes, earning itself a clear place in my books of the year #bookvent countdown. Who wouldn’t fall for the story of an Insurance actuary turned adventure park guru? I have been waiting (mostly) patiently for the return of Henri and his strange assortment of colleagues at the YouMeFun adventure park. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, you really should and you can read all my thoughts on just why right here. But as much fun as The Rabbit Factor is, you’re here to hear about book two – The Moose Paradox – so here’s a taster to whet your appetites.

Release Date: 27th October 2022
Ebook & Hardback
Publisher: Orenda Books

About the Book

Insurance mathematician Henri has his life under control, when a man from the past appears and a shady trio take over the adventure park’s equipment supply company … Things are messier than ever in the absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly tense second instalment in Antti Tuomainen’s bestselling series…


Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction? 
Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…
Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…

Doesn’t that sound absolutely brilliant? I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this and, yes, I’ll be getting it in ALL formats, Hardback, ebook , audio and (when it’s out) paperback because, well, why not? Translated once more by the equally talented David Hackston, this is bound to be a winner.

About the Author & Translator

Finnish Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author in 2013, the Finnish press crowned Tuomainen the ‘King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. Palm Beach Finland was an immense success, with Marcel Berlins (The Times) calling Tuomainen ‘the funniest writer in Europe’. Little Siberia (2020), was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, the Amazon Publishing/Capital Crime Awards and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award, and won the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The Rabbit Factor (2021), the first book in Antti’s first ever series,is in production by Amazon Studios with Steve Carell starring.The Moose Paradox, book two in the series is out in 2022.

David Hackston is a British Translator of Finnish and Swedish literature and drama. Notable publications include The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy, Maria Peura’s coming-of-age novel At the Edge of Light, Johanna Sinisalo’s eco-thriller Birdbrain, two crime novels by Matti Joensuu and Kati Hiekkapelto’s Anna Fekete series (which currently includes The HummingbirdThe Defenceless and The Exiled, all published by Orenda Books). He also translates Antti Tuomainen’s stories. In 2007 he was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Translation. David is also a professional countertenor and a founding member of the English Vocal Consort of Helsinki. Follow David on Twitter @Countertenorist

So are you ready to see what it is that made me smile then? Are you sure? Here we go.

Isn’t this just perfect? I love it. So in keeping with the series and it’s just made me all the more excited to read the book. So what are you waiting for? Go get pre-ordering right now. You know you want to.

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