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James Thompson
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American by birth, James Thompson is an established author in Finland. His novel, Snow Angels, the first in the Inspector Vaara series, was released in the U.S. by Putnam and marked his entrance into the international crime fiction scene. Booklist named it one of the ten best debut crime novels of 2010, and it was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Strand Critics awards. His second Vaara novel, Lucifer’s Tears, released in March, 2011, earned starred reviews from all quarters, and was named one the best novels of the year by Kirkus. The third in the series, Helsinki White, was released on March 15 to critical acclaim. He is also a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

Thompson, an American, age forty-seven, has lived in Finland for over a dozen years. He resides in Helsinki with his Finnish wife. He has a Master’s degree in English Philology from The University of Helsinki, where he also studied Finnish, in which he is fluent. Thompson is represented by Penn Whaling of Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency,. His U.S. publisher is G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and at present his works are distributed by a dozen publishers worldwide. International film rights for the first three books in the Inspector Vaara series have been optioned. In the past, Thompson has worked as a bartender, bouncer, construction worker, and soldier.
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