Books

Modern Classics (54)

The Death of Orvar Klein Orvar Kleinin kuolema The Death of Orvar Klein is a novel about the life of Orvar Klein, about how thi...
Volomari Volotinen’s First Wire and Other Old Junk Volomari Volotisen ensimmäinen vaimo ja muuta vanhaa tavaraa Volomari Volotinen has two passions in life: his wife, Laura, and his antiques. ...
The Ten Shrews Kymmenen riivinrautaa Rauno Rämekorpi, a rich Finnish industrialist, is celebrating his sixtieth birt...
Christmas Stories Joulutarinoita The topics of Mika Waltari's Christmas stories range from the life of an artist ...
Tamara Tamara Eeva Kilpi's experimental erotic novel Tamara is far more than a fine piece of e...
One Night Stands Yhden yön pysäkki The writing of One Night Stands consists of only very short narratives; they res...
A Nail Merchant at Nightfall Neljä päivänlaskua A Nail Merchant at Nightfall is a novel about a novel, description about the tim...
Moraine Moreeni Lauri Viita’s first novel Moraine was published in 1950. Along with his first ...
Dance Over the Tombstones Tanssi yli hautojen Year 1809 - a turbulent period in Napoleon’s Europe causing significant ch...
The Herb Garden of Unhanged Scroundels Hirttämättömien lurjusten yrttitarha Senior Inspector Jalmari Jyllänketo, in his fourties and very much into sports,...
The Book of Snouts Suomalainen kärsäkirja Born in a circus in Kerava, southern Finland, the little baby elephant could nev...
The Wanton Prayer Wheel Rietas rukousmylly Two Finnish sales reps on a promotional tour for a prayer wheel have a string of...
Cold Nerves, Hot Blood Kylmät hermot, kuuma veri In January 1918, a baby boy is born into a war-torn Finland. According to the mi...
Saviour Surunen Vapahtaja Surunen The highly distinguished professor Surunen, Finnish member of Amnesty Internatio...
Dark Paradise Tyhjän tien paratiisit A man murders a grocer over fifteen cents—but in the sharp, icy prose and deta...
A Stranger Came to the Farm Vieras mies tuli taloon A farm labourer arrives at an isolated farm seeking work. The farm's manager is ...
The Grand Illusion Suuri illusioni Mika Waltari’s intense debut novel The Grand Illusion from 1928 has always f...
Looking for the Grandfather Isoisää etsimässä Grandfather Verneri Väisänen has disappeared once again. The last time the gr...
Moonscape Kuun maisema Mika Waltari's literary ambitions were channelled into the two genres that would...
This Kind of Thing Never Happens Sellaista ei tapahdu It is the eve of the Second World War and the geopolitical situation in Europe ...
The Best Village in the World Maailman paras kylä Planet Earth, 21st century. The end of the world is approaching, chaos is everyw...
Good Heavens! Herranen aika The main character, a newspaper editor who has lived a superficial life, gets ru...
God Almighty Auta armias Birger Ryynänen works as a crane driver in Helsinki. Behind him lie a failed ma...
Adam and Eve Aatami ja Eeva The unparalleled success story of a Finnish entrepreneur, Adam, who, despite str...
Prisoners of Paradise Paratiisisaaren vanget A plane travelling on a UN mission makes an emergency landing in a remote corner...
The Son of the Thunder God Ukkosenjumalan poika The Finnish people clearly no longer believe in their own gods. This is the verd...
The Sweet Poison Cook Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä Sweet Linnea Ravaska lives on a small croft in the remote village of Harmisto. I...
The Reverend’s Beastly Valet Rovasti Huuskosen petomainen miespalvelija The wilful reverend Huuskonen is performing a marriage ceremony, but it ends in ...
Life Short, Rytkönen Tall Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä Honoured land surveyor Taavetti Rytkönen remembers the old days like they were ...
The Forest of Hanged Foxes Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä Three small-time crooks in Stockholm become fed up with poverty and rob a handso...
The Howling Miller Ulvova mylläri Gunnar Huttunen is a troubled miller, who moves to a small village where he beau...
The Year of the Hare Jäniksen vuosi Arto Paasilinna has invented a new genre: ecological humourVatanen the journalis...
Who Murdered Mrs. Skrof? Kuka murhasi rouva Skrofin? Mrs. Skrof, a wealthy and hated woman belonging to a religious sect, is found de...
It is Written in the Stars, Inspector Palmu! Tähdet kertovat komisario Palmu Full of action and unexpected plot twists that Inspector Palmu and his team will...
Inspector Palmu’s Mistake Komisario Palmun erehdys One of the best-known Finnish detective novels, with a legendary and unforgettab...
Young Johannes Nuori Johannes Waltari’s prequel about the early life of John Angelos, published posthumously...
The Roman Ihmiskunnan viholliset Memoirs of the Roman senator Minutus Lausus Manilianus covering the years 46–7...
The Etruscan Turms kuolematon "Warrior, lover, I defied both Gods and men" The story of Turms, the immortal, ...
The Adventurer Mikael Karvajalka Thrilling and fantastic adventures of the young Michael the Finn across Europe i...
The Wanderer Mikael Hakim  The adventures of the confidential adviser to the Grand Vizier of Suleiman the...
Onneli and Anneli series Onnelin ja Annelin kootut kertomukset Onneli and Anneli’s House (Onnelin ja Annelin talo, 1966)  It’s fun to li...
The Secret of the Kingdom Valtakunnan salaisuus A magnificent novel of the forty days after Christ rose from the deadWaltari’s...
The Dark Angel Johannes Angelos The sweeping powerful story of the fall of ConstantinopleIn the spring of 1453, ...
A Pier out to the Sea Laituri matkalla mereen  On love, war and morality  Daniel Katz writes intensive, painful and h...
The Love of the Berber Lion Berberileijonan rakkaus  Delicious stories about decently acting animals and beastly humans spiced with...
Schweinehund Saksalainen sikakoira  Schweinehund is classic Katz: multilayered, ironic, sceptical of official trut...
When Grandfather Skied to Finland Kun isoisä Suomeen hiihti  A hilarious saga about a jewish family, where the Jews, the Tatarians, the Kal...
The Egyptian Sinuhe egyptiläinen Great novel of human beings, human passions and seething humanity, spiced with w...
Clumsy Guardian Angel Tohelo suojelusenkeli Look up to the skies, for the heavenly troops are always ready to help us in our...
A Charming Mass Suicide Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha Onni Rellonen has reached a dead end and the only way out seems to be a revolver...
The Son of the Thunder God Ukkosenjumalan poika The Finnish people clearly no longer believe in their own gods. This is the verd...
War Horse Sotahevonen It is March 1942. The protagonists of this incredible spy adventure are the bold...
Under the North Star I-III Täällä Pohjantähden alla Väinö Linna’s magnum opus, the Under the North Star trilogy, reaches from ea...
The Unknown Soldier Tuntematon sotilas The Finnish masterpiece of men at war   One of Finland’s best-loved...