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Matti Yrjänä Joensuu is a serial novelist and a criminal investigator for Helsinki PD. Two of his novels have been shortlisted for Finland's major literary award, the Finlandia Prize. His most recent novel, after a ten-year gap, is Harjunpää and the Priest of Evil, published in Finland in 2003. A major success in Finland, it was recently nominated for the Glass Key, the major prize for crime fiction competed for across all the Scandinavian countries. Translated by David Hackston, it is available in English from Arcadia Books as The Priest of Evil.