Tuomas Lius


Tuomas Lius (b. 1976) lives in the region of Northern Karelia, where his books are set. He is skilled at entertaining readers with intricate plot twists and lovable characters. His newest novel, Bull Run, continues the story of the two detectives, Marko Pippurinen and Julia Noussair. Like has previously published Lius’ thrillers Haka (2009) and Outside the Law (2010), both of which were critical and commercial successes, as well as his comic book Jade Warrior (2006).

Tuomas Lius works as a writer, illustrator and freelance journalist. He’s interested in martial arts, photography, occultism, weapons and pop-culture.


Press quotes 

Haka is a particularly dense thriller that keeps you gripped in an exemplary manner. – Kaleva

The ingredients range from horror movies to hick humour… You’ll laugh and be horrified. – Ilta-Sanomat

Haka, Outside the Law and Bull Run are proof positive of Tuomas Lius’ skill as a writer and creator of action adventures. – Ruumiin Kulttuuri



  • Haka (Haka, Like Publishing, 2009)
  • Outside the Law (Laittomat, Like Publishing, 2010)
  • Bull Run (Härkäjuoksu, Like Publishing, 2011)



Published books