Kati Hiekkapelto’s second novel in Anna Fekete Series, THE DEFENCELESS, was shortlisted for Petrona Award in the UK for the best Scandinavian crime title of the year.
With the words of the jury:
“The second in Hiekkapelto’s ‘Anna Fekete’ series is an assured police procedural rooted in the tradition of the Nordic social crime novel. Its exploration of immigrant experiences is nuanced and timely, and is woven into an absorbing mystery involving an elderly man’s death and the escalating activities of an international gang. A mature work by a writer who is unafraid to take on challenging topics.”
Hiekkapelto’s debut THE HUMMINBIRD got shortlisted for the same prize in 2015.