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Imprint: Point Blank

Subject: Crime & Thriller

Red Snow

Winner of Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards, 2019

Will Dean

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, 2020

Red Snow is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dark Pines, selected for ITV’s Zoe Ball Book Club


One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?


Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.


Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who’s to say the Ferryman will let her go?

  • Publication date: October 3, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786076175
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication date: January 10, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786074799
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 400
  • Publication date: January 10, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786074805
  • RRP: £3.99
  • Pages: 416


'Terrific second outing for Scandi crime author Will Dean. Who doesn’t love a lead character called Tuva Moodyson!'

Dermot O'Leary

‘A complex plot suffused with the nightmarish quality of Twin Peaks and a tough-minded, resourceful protagonist add up to a stand-out read.’ 


'For all those who loved Dark Pines by Will Dean I can tell you that the forthcoming sequel, Red Snow is even better. Scandi noir meets Gormenghast. Just wonderful. Can’t get enough of Tuva Moodyson...'

Mark Billingham, author of the Tom Thorne Novels

'With a sense of menace that fairly snaps at your heels, this is a truly fabulous read... The dark, twisty and somewhat quirky plot kept me on constant alert from start to finish. Red Snow is edgy, intricate, and right up there for me, this is Scandi-noir with brass knobs on!'


‘Makes the blood run even colder than Dark Pines: Will Dean goes from strength to strength.’ 

Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

‘A treat… Total Scandi vibes, a cracking plot and a hugely likeable heroine: the dream.’


‘Will’s writing is so original and just incredibly elegant. I LOVED Dark Pines and Red Snow is even better.’

Joanna Cannon, author of Three Things About Elsie

'This is a crime novel of poise and polish, peopled with utterly compelling characters. Claustrophobic, chilling and as dark as liquorice. Brilliant.'

Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

‘Thoroughly enjoyed Red Snow… Great Scandi noir with an excellent heroine. Though beware – liquorice will never taste the same again.’

Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood

‘Dean masterfully ramps up the tension and claustrophobia throughout the story’s sinister series of events before delivering an unexpected and satisfying finale. Tuva is a wonderful creation and Dean’s series is not to be missed.’

Daily Express

‘Even better than the original… Dean couldn't have a finer talent for ingenious metaphorical description of snowy landscapes as if he were an Inuit. His feeling for place is matched by the quality of his characterizations, and his book is blessed with one of those wonderful multi-layered plots in which a dozen mysteries large and small are finally connected at the end with a craftsman’s skill. This is just what crime fiction readers want: the old magic formula made to seem fresh.’

The Telegraph, best thrillers and crime fiction of 2019 so far

'An ice-cold chiller, deeply layered, humorous and beautifully finessed. I adored Dark Pines, Red Snow is even better.'

Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson mystery, Red Snow, won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards, 2019 and was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2020. Will Dean lives in Sweden.

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