Kati Hiekkapelto was born in 1970 in Oulu, Finland. She made up her first stories at the age of two and recorded them on cassette tapes. The main characters in these early tales were elephants, elves and little girls. Kati worked as a local private detective between 1979 and 1982, and solved many serious crimes committed by her neighbours. By the age of twelve she had read all Agatha Christies novels, and was sure that her mother is going to poison her. In 1984 she had a bad hairdresser experience and became a punker. She´s been punker, environmental and human rights activist since then.
Kati Hiekkapelto recommends
The Silent Death (2017)
(Gereon Rath, book 2)
"A tale from the origins of the European darkness."
(Six Stories, book 2)
"The literary equivalent of dark metal - gritty, dark, often shocking, and always exciting. A masterful debut."
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