August 29th, 2012
«Jaklin delivers a strong debut» (Nordlys)

«Alex is a trustworthy and interesting character who I hope to have a chance to meet again.» (Nordlys)

«Black Frost» is a crime novel based on true stories from the second world war, the Balcan war and from today’s Tromsø.

Asbjørn Jaklin, journalist and bestselling non-fiction author, is out with his first novel, «Black Frost». The novel is set in Tromsø, in the north of Norway. Alex Winther is a journalist in the newspaper Nordlys. His background as an elite soldier from the Marines turns out to be useful when he is sent on his first newspaper assignment to Botn in Norland, where a man is found dead and badly abused in a barn. The scene of the crime is close to a Serbian prison camp from the war.

«Black Frost» is the first book in a new quality crime series from the North.

February 24th, 2011
We are proud to present the Norwegian author Asbjørn Jaklin (b. 1956) as a new Stilton author. Jaklin is a bestselling, highly acknowledged non-fiction author from Norway, more precisely from the city of Tromsø.

During the last decade he has specialized on war- and postwar history, stories with a strong narrative drive and a thorough and reliable research. Asbjørn Jaklin's previous publications include titles such as "A history of Northern Norway", “The Northern Front”, “The Ice Front. The cold war in the north”. His books have been translated into several languages. For “The Northern Front” he gained a nomination to the Brage Prize for best Norwegian non-fiction book in 2006.

Together with Stilton Literary Agency he plans to write a new quality crime series set in Tromsø and Northern Norway. With these books he aims to reach a new and broader readership while he continues to cherish readers who enjoy his history writing.