Books

Modern Classics (76)

Fine van Brooklyn Fine van Brooklyn Mika Waltari's novella about a Finnish scientist who looks back on a former ill-...
The Tongue of Fire Feliks onnellinen One of the best religious novels in the history of Finnish literature Shy off...
Journey to Istanbul Lähdin Istanbuliin Mika Waltari's infamous travelogue about his 1948 journey to Istanbul from a pos...
Love in Times of War Rakkaus vainoaikaan Set in 1940-1941 during the truce between Finland and the Soviet Union, Love in...
Never a Tomorrow Ei koskaan huomispäivää A classic pre-World War Two novella by Finland's Mika Waltari Captain is a th...
Catherine Kaarina Maununtytär Set in the late 1500s, Catherine tells the lively and turbulent life story of Ki...
City of Sorrow and Joy Surun ja ilon kaupunki Helsinki residents from different social classes mix in this smart and thought-p...
Do You Want to Be a Writer? Aiotko kirjailijaksi? The great Mika Waltari's guidebook to becoming an author In this non-fictiona...
The Orange Pip Appelsiininsiemen A heart-breaking novel about one family's eternal search for happiness The Or...
A Lonely Man’s Train Yksinäisen miehen juna Mika Waltari's infamous travelogue documenting his 1929 return trip from Helsink...
Nine Dreams Yhdeksän unelmaa A razor-sharp and revealing autobiographical work from Finland's Arto Paasilinna...
Operation Finlandia Operaatio Finlandia Arto Paasilinna’s explosively funny first novel The far right has taken ov...
Searching for Grandfather Isoisää etsimässä Paasilinna takes us on a search mission across Europe August Väisänen is o...
The Golden Climber Kultainen nousukas A biting post-war satire from the much-loved Paasilinna A poor boy is born in...
Koikkalainen from Far Away Koikkalainen kaukaa A surreal, hilarious and unpredictable eco novel A space ship lands in Salla ...
The Flying Carpenter Lentävä kirvesmies An imaginative and educational tale from the legendary Paasilinna Set in 100...
Sunrise on Judgement Day Tuomiopäivän aurinko nousee A farcical look at male heroes from Finland’s greatest storyteller  Forme...
The World Ends in a Neigh Hirnuva maailmanloppu Jam-packed full of laughs and neighs The Words Ends in a Neigh is all about ...
The Airships of Mr Liljeroos Liikemies Liljeroosin ilmalaivat A thrilling adventure with an important message Businessman Lars Liljeroos ha...
The Flight of the Maidens Neitosten karkuretki A summer tale about three wild orphanage escapees  Set in 1965, The Flight o...
The Sheriff of Denver Laki vaatii vainajia The author extraordinaire’s previously unpublished first novel The previous...
A Happy Man Onnellinen mies A wickedly funny satire about money, power and the joys of small town life B...
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 Wife and Other Old Junk Volomari Volotisen ensimmäinen vaimo ja muuta vanhaa tavaraa A hoarder with a very unusual collection! Insurance lawyer Volomari Volotinen...
Ten Shrews Kymmenen riivinrautaa An unmissable erotic farce! Factory manager Rauno Rämekorpi is a charming m...
The Surefooted Shipwright Parasjalkainen laivanvarustaja Rävänder has it all… until he doesn’t Aulis Rävänder is doing well: h...
Christmas Stories Joulutarinoita A collection of Christmas stories from Finland’s Mika Waltari Throughout hi...
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 skilful and meta novel about a novel A Nail Merchant at Nightfall is a meta...
Moraine Moreeni Lauri Viita’s first novel Moraine was published in 1950. Along with his first ...
Dance Over the Tombstones Tanssi yli hautojen A spell-binding historical romance set during Finland’s move from Sweden t...
The Herb Garden of Unhanged Scroundels Hirttämättömien lurjusten yrttitarha All is not as it seems on this organic farm Senior Inspector Jalmari Jyllänk...
The Finnish Book of Snouts Suomalainen kärsäkirja A lively and adventurous circus story with a moral twist Born in a circus in...
The Wanton Prayer Wheel Rietas rukousmylly The legendary Paasilinna’s political humour at its finest A group of Finni...
Cold Nerves, Hot Blood Kylmät hermot, kuuma veri A novel about strength and bravery, set in war-torn Finland Cold Nerves, Hot ...
Saviour Surunen Vapahtaja Surunen A human rights activist gone rogue The highly distinguished Professor Surunen...
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 profoundly tragic tale about love, resentment and alcohol abuse Aaltonen ar...
The Grand Illusion Suuri illusioni The debut novel of Finnish writer extraordinaire Mika Waltari Set in the 1920...
Moonscape and Other Stories Kuun maisema An unmissable collection of short stories by Finland's Mika Waltari Five shor...
This Kind of Thing Never Happens Sellaista ei tapahdu Finland’s answer to Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes This Kind of Thing Neve...
The Best Village in the World Maailman paras kylä A former arsonist has one regret… Arsonist Asser Toropainen doesn’t regr...
Good Heavens! Herranen aika “My death came to me as a complete surprise.” “It was an August afterno...
God Almighty Auta armias A crane driver is given a huge responsibility Birger Ryynänen is a crane dr...
Adam and Eve Aatami ja Eeva An entrepreneur with a unique idea Adam and Eve is a book about Adam, a Finni...
Prisoners of Paradise Paratiisisaaren vanget A desert island story with a twist A plane on a UN mission is forced to perfo...
The Son of the Thunder God Ukkosenjumalan poika A Christian satire exposing the hypocrisy of our consumerist society The Fin...
The Sweet Poison Cook Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä An unexpected killer mixes up a deadly concoction Linnea Ravaska lives on a ...
The Reverend’s Beastly Valet Rovasti Huuskosen petomainen miespalvelija A fantastic display of absurdity, even by Paasilinna’s standards Reverend H...
Life Short, Rytkönen Tall Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä A glorious summer novel that travels across Finland Land surveyor Taavetti Ry...
The Forest of Hanged Foxes Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä Paasilinna’s dark, macabre humour at its finest “Only wealthy people liv...
The Howling Miller Ulvova mylläri A touching tale of one man and his fight against the system Gunnar Huttunen ...
The Year of the Hare Jäniksen vuosi Arto Paasilinna has invented a new genre: ecological humourJournalist Vatanen is...
Who Murdered Mrs. Skrof? Kuka murhasi rouva Skrofin? A classic murder mystery from Finland’s much-loved Mika Waltari Inspector P...
It is Written in the Stars, Inspector Palmu! Tähdet kertovat komisario Palmu The final instalment of the Inspector Palmu crime trilogyMiss Kaino Pelkonen is ...
Inspector Palmu’s Mistake Komisario Palmun erehdys The second part of Mika Waltari’s much-loved Inspector Palmu trilogyBruno Rygs...
Young Johannes Nuori Johannes Mika Waltari’s astonishing prequel to The Dark AngelPublished posthumously, Yo...
The Roman Ihmiskunnan viholliset Exploring the early days of Christianity, this is the searing sequel to The Secr...
The Etruscan Turms kuolematon A historical and philosophical novel set during Rome’s Villanovian and Classic...
The Adventurer Mikael Karvajalka A breathtaking tale of adventure, romance and intrigue Set in 16th century medie...
The Wanderer Mikael Hakim The phenomenal and much-loved sequel to The AdventurerThe Wanderer continues to ...
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 set in the 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the deadSet ...
The Dark Angel Johannes Angelos The searingly powerful story of the Fall of ConstantinopleWritten in a diary for...
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 The spell-binding first major novel set in ancient Egypt Set in Ancient Egypt du...
The Clumsy Guardian Angel Tohelo suojelusenkeli A soaring and heart-warming fantasy Sulo Auvinen has just finished a Heavenl...
Alive at His Own Funeral Elävänä omissa hautajaisissa Part fairy tale, part narrative fiction from Finland’s most renowned author ...
The Last Lap of the Human Race Ihmiskunnan loppulaukka These are the last few years before mankind is extinct! It’s the year 2005...
A Charming Mass Suicide Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha One of the infamous Arto Paasilinna’s most loved stories Onni Rellonen has ...
War Horse Sotahevonen An incredible and surreal spy adventure War Horse tells the story of two Rus...
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...