Reijo Mäki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Reijo Mäki in Helsinki October 2005

Reijo Juhani Mäki (born October 12, 1958 in Siikainen, Satakunta) is a Finnish writer of crime fiction.

Mäki published his first novel Enkelipölyä in 1985. His most well-known character is private detective Jussi Vares who was first introduced in the novel Moukanpeli released in 1986. A total of 25 novels about Jussi Vares have been published to date (in addition to his other non-Vares books). All novels take place in the city of Turku. Eight of the Vares-novels have been made into feature films and a ninth is currently in production with a scheduled release in Januari 2015. Some films have been released in movie theaters and some straight-to-DVD.

Mäki is one of the most influential modern Finnish authors. His most recent novel Cowboy was released in 2014 and is the final book in a trilogy (the other two are Sheriffi and Intiaani).

Works[edit]

  • Enkelipölyä (Angel Dust) (1985)
  • Moukanpeli (1986)
  • Satakieli lauloi yöllä (A Nightingale Was Singing In The Night) (1987)
  • Marraskuu on musta hauta (November Is a Black Grave) (1989)
  • Sukkanauhakäärme (Garter Snake) (1989) (Movie: Vares - Sukkanauhakäärme 2011)
  • Jäätynyt enkeli (Frozen Angel) (1990) (Movie: V2 – jäätynyt enkeli 2007 [V2 - Frozen Angel])
  • Kuoleman kapellimestari (Dirigent of Death) (1991)
  • Kaidan tien kulkijat (1992)
  • Liian kaunis tyttö (Too Beautiful Girl) (1993)
  • Rahan kääntöpiiri (Turning Tide of Money) (1994)
  • Kruunun vasikka (Snitch of the Crown) (1994)
  • Enkelit kanssasi (Angels With You) (1995)
  • Tatuoitu taivas (Tattooed Heaven) (1996)
  • Pimeyden tango (Tango of Darkness) (1997)
  • Pahan suudelma (Kiss of Evil) (1998) (Movie: Vares - Pahan Suudelma 2011)
  • Keltainen leski (Yellow Widow) (1999) (Movie: Vares – yksityisetsivä 2004)
  • Mullan maku (Taste of Dirt)(2000)
  • Aito turkki (Real Fur) (2001)
  • Kaidan tien kulkijat (2001)
  • Kolmastoista yö (13th Night) (2001)
  • Tukholman keikka (Stockholm Case) (2002)
  • Pitkä lounas )(Long Lunch)(2002)
  • Jussi Vareksen drinkkiopas (Drinking Guide of Jussi Vares) (2003)
  • Black Jack (2003)
  • Huhtikuun tytöt (Girls of April) (2004) (Movie: Vares - Huhtikuun tytöt 2011)
  • Nuoruustango (Tango of Youth) (2005)
  • Hard Luck Cafe (2006)
  • Ehtookellot (Evening Bells)(2007)
  • Uhkapelimerkki (Gambling Chip) (2007)
  • Lännen mies (Man of the West) (2008)
  • Valkovenäläinen (Belarussian) (2009)
  • Kolmijalkainen mies (The Three-Legged Man) (2010)
  • Mustasiipi (Black Wing) (2011)
  • Sheriffi (The Sheriff) (2012)
  • Intiaani (The Indian) (2013)
  • Cowboy (2014)


References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Reijo Mäki at Wikimedia Commons