Ice Cold Crime, LLC

Ice Cold Crime LLC is a publishing house founded in 2009 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area. Its mission is to originate, translate, publish and
promote Finnish fiction in the United States and other English speaking countries.




Current Production



Among the Saints by Jari Tervo

Debut English Translation from one of Finland’s top authors

Lapland hometown hoodlum named Marzipan Räikkönen is killed near his home. But the who, why, and how of the murder no one knows,
not even the victim himself. His death launches a series of events recounted in the first person by thirty-five different people touched by Marzipan’s
murder. The witty story line cleverly connects the dots among the personalities, including the ambulance drivers, detectives, family
members, neighbors, two-bit criminals, and even the minister officiating at the funeral, to finally reveal the killer. This fast moving crime novel, full of
wry Finnish humor, deepens into a multi-layered panorama about society, its people, and ultimately justice.  Originally published in Finland, the critically-
acclaimed novel quickly became a best seller and was made into a popular movie.

Jari Tervo (b. 1959), a native of Lapland, is one of the most prominent and popular names in Finnish literature. The former reporter has gained a national
reputation for his critically-acclaimed novels and as a television personality. Tervo has an inimitable style and voice, much admired by critics. The public
knows him as an omniscient quiz show guest and sardonic commentator on current events, and also follows his literary output with appreciation and
admiration. He received the award for Finland’s Best Crime Novel in 2000, and he has been repeatedly on top of the Finnish best seller lists ever since.




Helsinki Homicide Series:

Helsinki Homicide: Darling by Jarkko Sipila

Twenty-six-year-old Laura Vatanen is found dead in her apartment in North Helsinki. Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamӓki’s team seems certain that the
perpetrator is
the man they arrested from her inner circle.

But the case becomes complicated as Defense Attorney Nea Lind, spurred by her own motives, sets out to prove the police wrong. Meanwhile, Sanna
Römpötti, an investigative journalist, starts her own probe that uncovers new twists. Will Takamӓki’s team end up violating their own motto, “Never
Assume”?

Darling is the fifth book in Jarkko Sipila’s popular Helsinki
Homicide series to be translated into English. The novel continues the rugged realism of his
previous works: Against the Wall, Vengeance, Nothing but the Truth, and Cold Trail.

Jarkko Sipila, a journalist and author, has reported on crime in Finland for more than 20 years and penned 19 novels. Through realistic characters and
story lines, Sipila explores current issues surrounding life in contemporary Finland. Sipila earned Finland’s Best Crime Novel Award in 2009 for Against
the Wall.

“The best one in the Helsinki Homicide series. It impresses with a skillful plot arising from gritty everyday life.”
- Kansan Uutiset

“This must be what ordinary crime is like.”

- Savon Sanomat







Helsinki Homicide: Cold Trail by Jarkko Sipila

Amidst freezing rain, a convicted wife-murderer escapes from his father’s funeral. Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamäki and his homicide team must
return Timo Repo back to prison. But as the manhunt begins, Takamäki's team starts digging into old evidence. Why would Repo flee now, with over
half his sentence completed? Was he guilty after all? Or was he an innocent man unjustly sentenced to life in prison -- and to losing his only son? Timo
Repo’s escape is no longer a routine case.

Helsinki Homicide: Cold Trail deliberates taking justice into your own hands. While Takamäki ponders whether the legal system always gets it right,
Repo battles with his conscience and those who have wronged him.

The novel is yet another thrilling read from Sipila, full of his trademark rugged realism. The sequel to Nothing but the Truth is the fourth of his novels to
be translated into English. Against the Wall won Finland’s 2009 Crime Novel of the Year Award.

Jarkko Sipila is a Finnish author and journalist. He has reported on Finnish crime for more than 20 years, has written 15 books, and co-wrote a TV-
series based on the Takamäki books. Through realistic characters and story lines, he explores current topics surrounding life in contemporary Finland.

“Sipila’s realistic narration of the lives of both criminals and cops continues in Cold Trail.” - Helsingin Sanomat

“Sipila is one of the great Finnish crime novelists.” - Ilta-Sanomat




Helsinki Homicide: Against the Wall by Jarkko Sipila

Winner of the Best Finnish detective novel award in 2009.


An abandoned house in Northern Helsinki, a dead body in the garage. Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamäki’s homicide team gets a case that looks like a
professional hit but they are perplexed by the crime scene.

Takamäki’s trusted man Suhonen goes undercover as Suikkanen, a gangster full of action. In pursuit of the murderer, he must operate within the grey
area of the law. But, will the end justify the means? Following in the footsteps of popular Scandinavian writers, Jarkko Sipila is introducing his critically
acclaimed Takamäki series in the United States.

Download a one page summary of
Helsinki Homicide: Against the Wall here



Helsinki Homicide: Vengeance by Jarkko Sipila

In April 2010, ICC published the continuation of the Helsinki Homicide series, Helsinki Homicide: Vengeance. In it Takamäki and Suhonen combat with
the Skulls, after their boss Tapani Larsson walks out of prison with one thought on his mind: Vengeance. Wanting to reclaim his gang's honor and
avenge those who have wronged him, Larsson targets Suhonen, the undercover detective who put him in prison. Meanwhile, Suhonen's best friend, an
ex-con himself, wants to wash his hands of crime, but in the process, is driven deeper into it.  With the help of his boss, Lieutenant Takamäki, and the
National Bureau of Investigation, Suhonen hunts for the loose thread that could unravel the entire gang. But with every string he pulls, he flirts with
death itself.

Download a one page summary of
Helsinki Homicide: Vengeance here






Helsinki Homicide: Nothing but the Truth by Jarkko Sipila

A young cocaine dealer is gunned down at the door of his apartment on the outskirts of downtown Helsinki. Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamäki and his
homicide team find the trigger man—but who was working behind the scenes?

A woman from a neighboring building comes forward with an image of the getaway driver's face burned into her memory. After testifying in the trial,
she finds herself the target of an escalating spiral of threats. Not wishing to uproot her life, she and her twelve-year-old daughter risk death by spurning
the police's offer of a safe house. As the threats mount, the witness is torn between her principles and her desire to keep her family safe. How much
should an ordinary citizen sacrifice for the benefit of society as a whole?

Helsinki Homicide: Nothing but the Truth is yet another thrilling read from Sipila. A prequel to previously published Against the Wall and Vengeance, this
is the third of his books to be translated into English. Against the Wall won Finland’s 2009 Crime Novel of the Year Award.

Download a one page summary of
Helsinki Homicide: Nothing but the Truth here

See www.jarkkosipila.com for more details on Jarkko and his production.






Raid Series

In October 2010, we started a new series - Raid by Harri Nykanen. Raid is a hard-nosed, but compassionate hit man. In our first book, Raid and the
Blackest Sheep, R
aid travels with an aging criminal Nygren throughout Finland. As they journey northward, Nygren puts his affairs in order, wreaking
vengeance on those who have wronged him and paying penance to those he has wronged. Their first stop is at a church, where a sham preacher is
fleecing his congregation for money.

Soon, both cops and crooks are on the trail of the mysterious pair. Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues are interested in any potential jobs
the notorious criminals might be planning. A couple of accomplices from Nygren's past believe he has a hidden stash of cash, and want a share for
themselves. In the end, the pilgrimage leaves a trail of wounded and dead in its wake.



Raid and the Blackest Sheep

Hard-nosed hit man Raid is lying low at his farmhouse in northern Finland when the son of a local shopkeeper stumbles onto his property with
bloodthirsty Bolivian drug traffickers on his heels. Raid comes to the boy's aid, and arouses the ire of the Bolivian cartel.

Further south, Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues find the bodies of a Bolivian warehouse worker and a Finnish flight attendant in a Helsinki
home, along with a closet brimming with stolen goods.

In this twisting tale of cops, criminals, and those who blur the lines, Jansson and his team struggle to connect the dots behind the case. Were the killings
the work of a jealous lover, the result of a theft racket gone awry, or something else entirely? And how might a shady PI and a decades-old prostitution
case be linked to the murders?

Harri Nykanen, 58, is a Finnish author who has written nearly 30 books, the best known of which are his Raid novels. Nykanen's work has been
translated into several languages, but only recently has it become available in English, first with Raid and the Blackest Sheep, and now with Raid and the
Kid. A TV series based on the Raid character has appeared in Finland and select U.S. markets, and a Raid movie screened in theaters across Finland.


Raid and the Kid

Hard-nosed hit man Raid is lying low at his farmhouse in northern Finland when the son of a local shopkeeper stumbles onto his property with
bloodthirsty Bolivian drug traffickers on his heels. Raid comes to the boy's aid, and arouses the ire of the Bolivian cartel.

Further south, Detective Lieutenant Jansson and his colleagues find the bodies of a Bolivian warehouse worker and a Finnish flight attendant in a Helsinki
home, along with a closet brimming with stolen goods.

In this twisting tale of cops, criminals, and those who blur the lines, Jansson and his team struggle to connect the dots behind the case. Were the killings
the work of a jealous lover, the result of a theft racket gone awry, or something else entirely? And how might a shady PI and a decades-old prostitution
case be linked to the murders?




Detective Koskinen Series

Wolves and Angels by Seppo Jokinen

In June 2012, we introduced a new Author - Seppo Jokinen

The lifeless body of an unidentified disabled man is found on a cold fall night in the Finnish city of Tampere. The police learn that the deceased was a
member of the “Fallen Angels,” a gang of wheelchair-bound motorcycle enthusiasts.

Soon there are more attacks on the disabled and ailing. Detective Sakari Koskinen and his eccentric team spring into action: How are these events linked?
Is there a serial killer on the loose playing angel of mercy?

Critically acclaimed Wolves and Angels, winner of 2002 Finnish Crime Novel of the Year, is a gripping story about the struggles of the disabled coping
with their new lives and the strains on those who care for them. Nuanced depictions of interpersonal relationships and personal challenges make
Jokinen's characters come to life on the page.

Seppo Jokinen is a bestselling author who lives in Tampere. He has written 17 novels. This is his first novel translated into English.


Decay Time - A Wall Street Murder and Morality Tale
by Scott Stevenson

Not just another book about Wall Street , Decay Time offers a fresh perspective - the human perspective - about Wall St. In part drawing on
the social commentary tradition of Tom Wolfe and financial thriller style of John Grisham, this novel will entertain and educate.The reader can
relate - on some level - to the drama that unfolds with the characters. It speaks to the struggle of the human condition itself.

Back Cover: October 2008, New York City: A dead man, sprawled in a pool of blood, is found in the penthouse suite of an opulent midtown
Manhattan hotel. Who is he? Was he murdered or was it suicide, and would it make yet another headline about the financial meltdown rocking
Wall Street? Chip Smith, veteran investment banker at Smyth Johnston, was looking forward to a comfortable retirement until he found himself
an unwilling player in a changing Wall Street scene. A new culture of money, power, and control dominated by a few in the banking business
contributed to the financial crash.

When the grisly hotel death investigation lands on Smyth Johnston's trading floor, insights into this new culture-behavior, business practices,
shadow banking, lifestyle-all come into play. Decay Time is a story about people, not products, and illuminates the world of the Wall Street
trading floor before, during, and following the 2008 financial crisis. This morality tale invites the question as to whether behavior of the new Wall
Street culture was really that different than what exists in other high-profile professions, or even in everyday life.

Scott Stevenson worked in New York and London for several global investment banks as well as boutique finance firms over the course of his
20-year career. A graduate of Kent School, he holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago.
He left the banking world shortly before the financial crisis and now lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children.


Pet Shop Girls
by Anja Snellman

Twelve years ago, on a December Sunday, Jasmin Martin disappeared. Despite the best efforts of the police, her trail quickly went cold. As
time passed, her mother wrote a memoir, created a blog and formed support groups, appeared on the TV talk-show circuit, and struggled to
continue her private medical practice. Jasmin Martin became just another statistic, another missing teenager.

How could the child of a comfortable, middle-class family be swept into a world mothers and fathers fear deepest in their hearts, a global
network of pornographers and drug smugglers, pedophiles and pimps? Where is she now and with whom? And how does a mother keep
looking--where, and for how long? Jasmin’s tale is told from multiple perspectives in this beautifully crafted and suspenseful novel.

Anja Snellman, one of Finland’s most popular contemporary authors, is the recipient of the prestigious Pro Finlandia Medal in 2007, and has
published more than twenty novels, and has been translated into over 20 languages. Pet Shop Girls is her first novel to appear in English.



Upcoming Production

Reijo Maki's "The Sheriff", a P.I. Vares novel, will come out this fall. It is our first private eye story and we believe it follows Vares, a self-described
wimp and his adventures in Turku, a city of 200,000 on the west coast of Finland. The novel is full of wry Finnish humor.



Background on Ice Cold Crime:

Please see an article about Ice Cold Crime in July 28, 2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Please see the following video link on
MTV3 Interview for further information about Ice Cold Crime. It is an interview on MTV3’s Good Morning
Finland program on August 12, 2009 - it is in Finnish.

Based on the success of Nordic authors, such as Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, ICC believes that there is a market for Finnish crime fiction in the
United States. Furthermore, there is very limited supply of Finnish fiction in the United States. We believe that reading contemporary Finnish fiction
would better enable the American readership to connect with the issues of modern Finland. Furthermore, we believe that the internet generation will be
more interested in reading contemporary Finnish fiction than classical Finnish literature. ICC believes that publishing more Finnish fiction will promote
knowledge of Finnish culture in the United States and hopefully create possibilities for other Finnish authors to export their product.
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