Insurance mathematician Henri has his life under control, when a man from the past appears and a shady trio take over the adventure park’ s equipment supply company ? Things are messier than ever in the absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly tense second instalment in Antti Tuomainen’ s bestselling series?
‘ In these uncertain times, what better hero than an actuary?’ Chris Brookmyre
‘ One of those rare writers who manages to deftly balance intrigue, noir and a deliciously ironic sense of humour ? a delight’ Vaseem Khan
‘ What a book! Antti has managed to put the fun into funerals and take it out of fun fairs in a gripping nail-biter ? a thrilling and hilarious read’ Liz Nugent
**Soon to be a major motion picture starring Steve Carell**
Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’ s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’ t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’ s main attraction?
Meanwhile, Henri’ s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’ s too late?
Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever?
‘ Finnish crime maestro Antti Tuomainen is unique in the Scandi-crime genre, infusing his crime narratives with the darkest humour ? [his] often hilarious, chaotic narrative never vitiates the novel’ s nicely tuned tension’ Financial Times
‘ Enter hitmen, serendipity, offbeat comedy and the reappearance of literally the last person Henri expects to see ? unlike anything else out there’ The Times
‘ A thriller with black comedy worthy of Nabokov’ Telegraph Book of the Year
Praise for The Rabbit Factor Trilogy
**Shortlisted for the CWA Crime in Translation Dagger**
**Shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award**
‘ The antic novels of Antti Tuomainen prove that comedy is not lost in translation ? Tuomainen, like Carl Hiaasen before him, has the knack of combining slapstick with genuine emotion’ The Times
‘The funniest writer in Europe, and one of the very finest ? original and brilliant story-telling’ Helen FitzGerald
‘ British readers might think they know what to expect from Nordic noir: a tortured detective, a bleak setting, a brutal crime that shakes a small community. Finnish crime novelist Tuomainen turns all of this on its head ? The ear of a giant plastic rabbit becomes a key weapon. It only gets darker and funnier’ Guardian
‘ Dark, gripping and hilarious ? Tuomainen is the Carl Hiaasen of the fjords’ Martyn Waites
‘ A triumph, a joyous, feel-good antidote to troubled times’ Kevin Wignall
‘ Finland’s greatest export’ M.J. Arlidge
‘You don’ t expect to laugh when you’ re reading about terrible crimes, but that’ s what you’ ll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen’ s decidedly quirky thrillers’ New York Times
‘ Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe’ The Times
‘ Right up there with the best’ Times Literary Supplement
‘ Tuomainen continues to carve out his own niche in the chilly tundras of northern’ Daily Express