Books

Modern Classics (79)

Five Aces and Other Stories Viisi ässää ja muita kertomuksia A stunning collection of Mika Waltari's stories that were originally published i...
The Locked Box and Other Stories Lukittu laatikko ja muita kertomuksia A selection of short stories published by Mika Waltari from 1926-1957. The Lo...
From Father to Son: The Helsinki Trilogy Isästä poikaan A collection of Mika Waltari's much-loved novella trilogy about Helsinki. Com...
The Chinese Cat and Other Stories Kiinalainen kissa ja muita satuja Thirty-three enchanting fairytales by the legendary Mika Waltari. For the fir...
The Wonderful Joosef Ihmeellinen Joosef A summer page-turner from Finland's Mika Waltari. It's spring. University stu...
Fine van Brooklyn Fine van Brooklyn Mika Waltari's classic novella about a Finnish scientist who looks back on a for...
The Tongue of Fire Feliks onnellinen One of the best religious novels in the history of Finnish literature. Shy of...
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 t...
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-fiction...
The Orange Pip Appelsiininsiemen A heart-breaking novel about one family's eternal search for happiness. The O...
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 work of autofiction from Finland’s much-loved comic novelist Art...
Operation Finlandia Operaatio Finlandia Arto Paasilinna’s explosively funny first novel. A stunning combination of soc...
Searching for Grandfather Isoisää etsimässä A touching tale of freedom that’s full of sex, alcohol, and plenty of misunder...
The Golden Climber Kultainen nousukas A biting post-war satire about a boy with big ambitions who is determined to cre...
Koikkalainen from Far Away Koikkalainen kaukaa A surreal and unpredictable eco-novel about a space ship that no one notices bec...
The Flying Carpenter Lentävä kirvesmies Absurdist humour, Bronze Age mythology, and magical realism come together in thi...
Sunrise on Judgement Day Tuomiopäivän aurinko nousee A farcical, laugh-out-loud tale of a Finnish man who seizes his opportunity to s...
The World Ends in a Neigh Hirnuva maailmanloppu A wild and rib-tickling story that combines Orwellian dystopia with talking hors...
The Airships of Mr Liljeroos Liikemies Liljeroosin ilmalaivat An audacious novel and a thrilling adventure about coming together in the face o...
The Flight of the Maidens Neitosten karkuretki A poignant and touching summer tale about three wild orphans who embark upon the...
The Sheriff of Denver Laki vaatii vainajia Arto Paasilinna’s first ever novel. Written by a 16-year-old Paasilinna, this ...
A Happy Man Onnellinen mies A wickedly funny satire about money, power, and the joys of small town life. ...
The Death of Orvar Klein Orvar Kleinin kuolema The fascinating story of Orvar Klein. The Death of Orvar Klein is a novel ab...
Volomari Volotinen’s First Wife and Other Old Junk Volomari Volotisen ensimmäinen vaimo ja muuta vanhaa tavaraa A playful and jocular tale of an insurance lawyer with a very unusual antiques c...
Ten Shrews Kymmenen riivinrautaa An unmissable erotic farce from Finland’s best known comic novelist Arto Paasi...
The Surefooted Shipwright Parasjalkainen laivanvarustaja A surprising and jubilant tale with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing...
Christmas Stories Joulutarinoita A collection of 57 Christmas stories from Finland’s Mika Waltari. Throughou...
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 An unflinching and irreverent story about the secrets that lie within a former S...
The Finnish Book of Snouts Suomalainen kärsäkirja A lively and adventurous eco novel about life in contemporary Finland, species e...
The Wanton Prayer Wheel Rietas rukousmylly A rich tale of travel and trickery that pushes the boundaries of imagination and...
Cold Nerves, Hot Blood Kylmät hermot, kuuma veri A dazzling novel about strength, bravery, and the power of magic set in a war-to...
Saviour Surunen Vapahtaja Surunen A rowdy tale about a human rights activist gone rogue that’s full of irony. ...
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 Six short...
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 lively tale about a self-sustaining community that’s founded by the son of a...
Good Heavens! Herranen aika A laugh-out-loud novel about trying to make a difference that’s set in the aft...
God Almighty Auta armias An earthy and humorous tale with echoes of Giovanni Guareschi’s Father Camillo...
Adam and Eve Aatami ja Eeva An audacious climate fiction novel about entrepreneurship, capitalism, and the l...
Prisoners of Paradise Paratiisisaaren vanget Paasilinna reinvents the literary topos of a desert island in a way that only he...
The Son of the Thunder God Ukkosenjumalan poika A slapstick Christian satire that’s more Monty Python’s Life of Brian than J...
The Sweet Poison Cook Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä A hilarious crime novel about an unexpected killer who dresses in old lace and s...
The Reverend’s Beastly Valet Rovasti Huuskosen petomainen miespalvelija A fantastic display of absurdism, even by Paasilinna’s standards. Shortlisted ...
Life Short, Rytkönen Tall Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä A glorious and profound summer road trip novel about memory loss that travels ac...
The Forest of Hanged Foxes Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä Dark, macabre humour from Arto Paasilinna, the much-loved Kurt Vonnegut of the N...
The Howling Miller Ulvova mylläri A fable of freedom and the Finnish backwoods featuring Huttunen, an eccentric ou...
The Year of the Hare Jäniksen vuosi An internationally bestselling comic novel in which a man—with the help of a h...
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 about a trainee guardian angel with a seemin...
Alive at His Own Funeral Elävänä omissa hautajaisissa Part fairy tale, part narrative fiction, Paasilinna’s final novel tells a thou...
The Last Lap of the Human Race Ihmiskunnan loppulaukka A riotous science fiction novel set in an imagined future in which mankind faces...
A Charming Mass Suicide Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha Two depressed men decide to found a ‘Let’s do it together’ suicide associa...
War Horse Sotahevonen Two Russians—a pilot and a Soviet spy posing as a pharmacist—infiltrate Finn...
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...