When Lapland local hoodlum Marzipan Räikkönen is killed near his home, 35 people give first-hand accounts of their part in the story. The deftly interconnected story line is fast-paced and peppered with wry Finnish humor. The deeper issues of social roles and justice are examined for a thrilling, yet evocative novel. Originally published in Finland, the critically-acclaimed novel quickly became a best seller and was made into a popular movie. Among the Saints is Tervo’s debut novel in English translation. Translated by Daniel H. Karvonen.About the author: Jari Tervo’s novels are inspired by his former career as a reporter. A native of Lapland, he is now one of Finland’s most prominent authors, as well as a popular television commentator. In 2000, he won the award for Finland’s Best Crime Novel, and he continues to produce best-sellers and is lauded by literary critics and his readership alike.