Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and had lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying Law at the LSE and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden where he built a house in a boggy clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. 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, was published in January 2019 and won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards.

'Tuva Moodyson, a young reporter, is a cracking creation, with her deafness both a trial and a strength - she's relentless and smart, and she feels very much a woman for the times we live in. Using his knowledge of his adopted homeland Sweden, Will Dean combines a British sensibility with an atmospheric snowy setting to excellent effect in a bold and unique interpretation of the popular and much-loved Scandi-noir genre. Red Snow, the second book in the Tuva series, is centred around an increasingly sinister sweet factory in remote small-town Gavrik deep in midwinter; after reading, it's impossible to think of liquorice in quite the same way again!'

Jenny Parrott, Publishing Director, Point Blank

Red Snow by Will Dean

TWO BODIES


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


TWO COINS


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


TWO WEEKS


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?

'Tuva Moodyson, a young reporter, is a cracking creation, with her deafness both a trial and a strength - she's relentless and smart, and she feels very much a woman for the times we live in. Using his knowledge of his adopted homeland Sweden, Will Dean combines a British sensibility with an atmospheric snowy setting to excellent effect in a bold and unique interpretation of the popular and much-loved Scandi-noir genre. Red Snow, the second book in the Tuva series, is centred around an increasingly sinister sweet factory in remote small-town Gavrik deep in midwinter; after reading, it's impossible to think of liquorice in quite the same way again!'

Jenny Parrott, Publishing Director, Point Blank

Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and had lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying Law at the LSE and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden where he built a house in a boggy clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. 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, was published in January 2019 and won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards.

Red Snow by Will Dean

TWO BODIES


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


TWO COINS


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


TWO WEEKS


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?