June 8 • 12:00pm

Murder, Mayhem & Mysteries

Leonie Swann and Antti Tuomainen

All detectives have their quirks, but these gripping mysteries happen to have some of the quirkiest.

Conversation
Festival Pass Required
$15.99 – $54.99
 

June 8 • 12:00pm

Murder, Mayhem & Mysteries

Leonie Swann and Antti Tuomainen

All detectives have their quirks, but these gripping mysteries happen to have some of the quirkiest.

Conversation
Festival Pass Required
$15.99 – $54.99

About

All detectives have their quirks, and the protagonists in Leonie Swann‘s and Antti Tuomainen‘s gripping comic mysteries just happen to be some of the quirkiest. The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp (translated by Amy Bojang) is the next novel in Swann’s Miss Sharp Investigates series, following a group of amateur detectives – senior citizens – as they attempt to solve a murder while trying to cover up another. Tuomainen’s The Beaver Theory (translated by David Hackston) is the conclusion to the Rabbit Factor Trilogy (the first instalment slated to be adapted by Amazon and starring Steve Carell), and has accountant Henri Koskinen return for one last mystery: a competing adventure park opening nearby that might be breaking a few laws. With two loveable casts of characters, you’re in for thrills and laughs!

Moderator: Aparita Bhandari

Please note, the time of this event has changed. The event will begin at 12pm in Lakeside Terrace.

This event is supported by the Goethe-Institut.

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A quirky group of seniors attempts to solve one murder while covering up another—with the help of an enterprising tortoise—in this twisty, darkly funny mystery from the author of Three Bags Full. It has been an eventful morning for Agnes Sharp and the other inhabitants of Sunset Hall, a house share for the old and unruly in the sleepy English countryside. Although they have had some issues (misplaced reading glasses, conflicting culinary tastes, decreasing mobility, and gluttonous grandsons), nothing prepares them for an unexpected visit from a police officer with some shocking news.
cover ofThe Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp

Henri Koskinen, intrepid insurance mathematician and adventure-park entrepreneur, firmly believes in the power of common sense and order. That is until he moves in with painter Laura Helanto and her daughter… As Henri realises he has inadvertently become part of a group of local dads, a competing adventure park is seeking to expand their operations, not always sticking to the law in the process… Is it possible to combine the increasingly dangerous world of the adventure-park business with the unpredictability of life in a blended family?
cover ofThe Beaver Theory

Image of Leonie Swann
Leonie Swann grew up near Munich and earned degrees in philosophy, communications and psychology from Munich University and the Munich School of Philosophy. Her debut novel, Three Bags Full, was published in 2005 and became an instant hit, leading the German bestseller charts for months.

Image of Antti Tuomainen
Antti Tuomainen is a multi-award-winning author from Finland. He was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime-genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller and a TV series, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. Palm Beach, Finland was an immense success, with The Times calling Tuomainen ‘the funniest writer in Europe’, and Little Siberia was shortlisted for the Capital Crime Readers Awards and the CWA International Dagger, won the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, and will be coming to Netflix in 2025. The Rabbit Factor Trilogy is in production for an Amazon series, starring Steve Carell.

Dates & Times

Sat, June 8
12:00pm
1:00pm
A book signing will follow this event

Passes

3-Day Pass
Adult
$54.99
Student
$34.99
Saturday
Adult
$29.99
Student
$19.99

Group rate: Save 25% when booking five passes or more of the same type

Add on a copy of Walter Mosley’s Farewell, Amethystine for $35 (tax incl.) when you purchase a 3-Day Pass or a Friday Pass

Venue

Lakeside Terrace
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

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