New Release Books by John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is the author of The Kindness (2023), I Am the Tiger (2021), I Am Behind You (2018), I Always Find You (2018), Shining in the Dark (2020) and other 40 books.

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The Kindness

release date: Aug 03, 2023
The Kindness
A shipping container is mysteriously dumped in the Swedish port town of Norrtalje. Due to their ignorance of its ownership it isn''t until a week has passed that the authorities can have it forced open. There the remains of twenty eight refugees are found, a situation of unrelenting horror. Not only that; a black sludge pours out which contaminates the river and is the cause of a new, sickening dread that affects Norrtalje''s inhabitants, causing a lack of trust, aggression, violence. It seems like an end to Kindness. Six characters are at the centre of this extraordinary novel, six people in search of love and connection, whose extraordinary qualities will confront the metaphysical illness consuming their town. ''As Lindqvist has increasingly devoted himself to the subtle plumbing of the human soul he has become a distinctive and urgent voice in contemporary literature'' - Svenska Dagbladet

I Am the Tiger

release date: Nov 11, 2021
I Am the Tiger
In the autumn of 2016 a wave of suicides swept through Stockholm''s underworld... Investigative journalist Tommy T''s star has faded since he was a fixture on Sweden''s talk-show circuit. His deep dive into the mysterious suicides-and the role of the elusive ''X'' who seems to be behind everything-will be his ticket back to the top. And the trail is hot: it leads him first to a murdered friend and then to a huge batch of cocaine. Meanwhile, Tommy''s seventeen-year-old nephew Linus is getting in deep himself. He''s been selling his ADHD medication since he was thirteen, hoping for bigger opportunities. Now there''s one staring him in the face-in the form of a huge batch of cocaine.But there''s a larger plan behind what is happening, and the business turns out to be both stranger and more dangerous than either of them could have imagined. I Am the Tiger is the culmination of the series that began with I Am Behind You and I Always Find You. John Ajvide Lindqvist spins the crime novel into the realm of the supernatural, as forces beyond human control infiltrate the suburbs of Stockholm.

I Am Behind You

release date: Oct 16, 2018
I Am Behind You
A compelling, eerie new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Let the Right One In. "At the top of his game, Lindqvist gives Stephen King and John Saul at their best a run for the money." —Library Journal (starred) "Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist lives up to the billing." —New York Post Four families wake up one morning in their trailer on an ordinary campsite. However, during the night something strange has happened. Everything outside the camping grounds has disappeared, and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. The sky is blue, but there is no sign of the sun; there are no trees, no flowers, no birds. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of sixties pop icon Peter Himmelstrand. As the holiday-makers try to come to terms with what has happened, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and secret desires. Past events that each of them has tried to bury rise to the surface and take on terrifying physical forms. Can any of them find a way back to reality?

I Always Find You

release date: Jul 02, 2018
I Always Find You
In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moved into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange was going on in the locked shower room in the building’s basement—and the price of entry was just a little blood. I Always Find You is a horror story—as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist’s earlier novels—but it’s also a melancholy meditation on being young and lonely, on making friends and growing up. It’s about magic, and the intensity of human connection—and the evil we carry inside. John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden, and has worked as a magician and stand-up comedian. His first novel, the international bestseller Let the Right One In, was published in more than thirty countries. Marlaine Delargy is based in the UK. She has translated novels by Swedish writers including Kristina Ohlsson, Viveca Sten and Johan Theorin—with whom she won the CWA International Dagger 2010 for The Darkest Room. ‘The strength of the novel lies in the author’s calm, unhurried reporting of increasingly supernatural events, and his decision to have a fictional version of himself as narrator, which lends an unsettling autobiographical element and grounds the story in reality.’ Guardian ‘Lindqvist manages a near-perfect blend of moving and macabre. ’ BookMooch ‘As imaginative and brilliant as any of Stephen King’s famous stories...Eerie and compelling.’ Canberra Weekly on I Am Behind You ‘Mixes the ordinary with the macabre to provide a story that will leave you pondering...Perfectly chilling.’ Aurealis ‘A genuine skin-crawler of a book.’ Otago Daily Times on I Am Behind You. ‘[A] tale of a strange evil force.’ Age ‘A bizarre read, seriously inventive and wildly different.’ Weekend West

Shining in the Dark

release date: Feb 20, 2020
Shining in the Dark
From the founder of the Number One Stephen King news website, Lilja''s Library, comes a wonderfully rich anthology of inspirational horror stories, including a rare story from Stephen King himself, classics by Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe, and an original novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In), written for Shining in the Dark. Celebrating twenty years of the expansive Stephen King fan site Lilja''s Library, this is a fabulous collection of deliciously creepy stories, perfect for all horror fans. With a terrifying story that has never been previously included in any of Stephen King''s collections, Shining in the Dark is an unforgettable anthology, featuring short stories by some of the genre''s best-known and most talented authors. Table of Contents: ''The Blue Air Compressor'' by Stephen King ''The Net'' by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek ''The Novel of the Holocaust'' by Stewart O''Nan ''Aeliana'' by Bev Vincent ''Pidgin and Theresa'' by Clive Barker ''An End To All Things'' by Brian Keene ''Cemetery Dance'' by Richard Chizmar ''Drawn to the Flame'' by Kevin Quigley ''The Companion'' by Ramsey Campbell ''The Tell-Tale Heart'' by Edgar Allan Poe ''A Mother''s Love'' by Brian James Freeman ''The Keeper''s Companion'' by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Seize the Night

release date: Oct 06, 2015
Seize the Night
A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO’s hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins. Before being transformed into romantic heroes and soft, emotional antiheroes, vampires were figures of overwhelming terror. Now, from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction, comes this stellar collection of short stories that make vampires frightening once again. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden and featuring all-new stories from such contributors as Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon, Seize the Night is old-school vampire fiction at its finest.

Let the Old Dreams Die

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Let the Old Dreams Die
A classic short story collection from the writer called Sweden''s Stephen King that continues the breathtaking story begun in the internationally acclaimed classic Let the Right One In Because of the two superb films made of John Ajvide Lindqvist''s vampire masterpiece Let the Right One In, millions of people around the world know the story of Oskar and Eli and of their final escape from Blackeberg at the end of the novel. Now at last, in "Let the Old Dreams Die," the title story in this absolutely stunning collection, we get a glimpse of what happened next to the pair. Fans of Let the Right One In will have to read the story, which is destined to generate much word of mouth both among fans and online. "Let the Old Dreams Die" is not the only stunner in this collection. In "Final Processing," Lindqvist also reveals the next chapter in the lives of the characters he created in Handling the Undead. "Equinox" is a story of a woman who takes care of her neighbor''s house while they are away and readers will never forget what she finds in the house. Every story meets the very high standard of excellence and fright factor that Lindqvist fans have come to expect. Totally transcending genre writing, these are world class stories from possibly the most impressive horror writer writing today.

Little Star

release date: Oct 02, 2012
Little Star
"Establishes Lindqvist as Sweden''s Stephen King." --The Washington Post on Harbor John Ajvide Lindqvist has been crowned the heir apparent to Stephen King by numerous sources, and he is heralded around the globe as one of the most spectacularly talented horror writers working today. His first novel, Let the Right One In, is a cult classic that has been made into iconic films in both Sweden and in the United States. His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror fans everywhere. His third novel, Harbor, is a masterpiece that draws countless comparisons to Stephen King. Now, with Little Star, his most profoundly unsettling book yet, Lindqvist treads previously unmarked territory. A man finds a baby in the woods, left for dead. He brings the baby home, and he and his wife raise the girl in their basement. When a shocking and catastrophic incident occurs, the couple''s son Jerry whisks the girl away to Stockholm to start a new life. There, he enters her in a nationwide singing competition. Another young girl who''s never fit in sees the performance on TV, and a spark is struck that will ignite the most terrifying duo in modern fiction. Little Star is an unforgettable portrait of adolescence, a modern-day Carrie for the age of internet bullies, offensive reality television, and overnight You Tube sensations. Chilling, unnerving, and petrifying, Little Star is Lindqvist''s most disturbing book to date.

Harbor

release date: Oct 11, 2011
Harbor
John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, Let the Right One In, has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with Harbor, a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King. One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears – either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family''s abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja''s disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they''re telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town. As he did with Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.

Itsy Bitsy

release date: Aug 16, 2011
Itsy Bitsy
Destined to become a modern classic, the short story Itsy Bitsy is guaranteed to make you think twice before you take a picture of someone in a bikini. In this creepy shocker, horror author superstar John Ajvide Lindqvist (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, HANDLING THE UNDEAD) gives new meaning to punishing the paparazzi.

Harbour

release date: Sep 30, 2010
Harbour
They only stopped watching her for a matter of minutes. That was all it took. ''This is a third consecutive masterpiece from an author who deserves to be as much a household name as Stephen King'' - SFX Magazine It was a beautiful winter''s day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead. And she disappeared, seemingly into thin air, and was never found. Two years later, Anders is a broken alcoholic, his life ruined. He returns to the archipelago, the home of his childhood and his family. But all he finds are Maja''s toys and through the haze of memory, loss and alcohol, he realizes that someone - or something - is trying to communicate with him. Soon enough, his return sets in motion a series of horrifying events which exposes a mysterious and troubling relationship between the inhabitants of the remote island and the sea.

Handling the Undead

release date: Sep 28, 2010
Handling the Undead
In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires. Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become. A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

Let Me In

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Let Me In
Let Me In Takes Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival and is now an Award-winning movie in both the U.S. and Sweden! It is autumn 1981 when inconceivable horror comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenager is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door---a girl who has never seen a Rubik''s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, Let Me In has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American and Swedish readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled! Following the success in Sweden, this movie was remade in 2010 starring Kodi Smit Mcpheem, Chloe Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins changing its name from the Swedish Let The Right One In. The story has continued to reach new viewers in a London Musical and the book remains a vampire favorite among its readers.

Let the Right One In- Limited Edition

release date: Jun 01, 2020
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