The Man Who Died (Paperback)
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The Man Who Died (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 10/10/2017
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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.

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, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.

'The Man Who Died is deftly plotted, poignant and perceptive in its wry reflections on mortality and very funny' Declan Hughes, Irish Times

`The deadpan icy sensibility of Nordic noir is combined here with warm-blooded, often surreal, humour. Like the death cap mushroom, Tuomainen's dark story manages to be as delicious as it is Toxic' Sunday Express

`The Man Who Died by Finnish author Antti Tuomainen isn't your standard Nordic noir. Told in a darkly funny, deadpan style ... The result is a rollercoaster read in which the farce has some serious and surprisingly philosophical underpinnings' Laura Wilson, Guardian

`Dark and thrilling, funny and intelligent, this Fargo-like novel contains lethal doses of humour ... and mushrooms' Sofi Oksanen, author of Purge

`Told with a wit honed by the Arctic winter and a story that lures you in with the perfume of the Finnish forests, this is Wes Anderson meets the Coen Brothers in rural Finland ... a book I will never forget' Matt Wesolowski

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633847
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Very good mystery thriller – highly recommended”


This novel centers around Jaaska, a Finnish mushroom entrepreneur, who discovers that has been poisoned over some length of time and is going to die. This leads to him investigating who is responsible. Other issues... More

Paperback edition
2nd January 2018
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“A Thriller full of Black Humour”

When you see on the blurb that this is the literary version of Fargo, you just smile and think not possible. Well Antti Tuomainen has successfully turned The Man Who Died into the Finnish version of Fargo. Mixed with... More

Paperback edition
23rd October 2017
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“This is a thriller with a difference, totally engaging, lots of twists and potential suspects to confuse the reader. ”

In my current health condition I was a little dubious about reading this, the cover shouts ‘medical’ at me and I was concerned the contents might be a little too close to home and depressing but I should have trusted... More

Paperback edition
30th October 2017
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