The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler (FSG, 6/21), heavily promoted as the next big Swedish noir novel, rose to #29, from #118 on Amazon sales rankings over the weekend. It was selected by Salon‘s Laura Miller on NPR Weekend Edition‘s “Three Critics Pick The Best Books For Summer.” She calls it “Stieg Larsson without the rough edges.”

Miller expands on that in her “Crime Fiction for Summer” story on Salon, suggesting that “Those who find Larsson’s colorless, methodical style intolerable may even prefer The Hypnotist.”

Libraries show growing holds.

Audio from Blackstone Audio. Downloadable audio on OverDrive.

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