Throughout his life, Johan Theorin has been a regular visitor to the Baltic island of Oland. His mothers family sailors, fishermen and farmers - have lived there for centuries, nurturing the islands rich legacy of strange tales and folklore. A journalist by profession, Johan now lives in Gothenburg. He is currently working on his second novel, and is planning a loose series of novels all set on Oland.Echoes from the Dead (originally published in Sweden as Skumtimmen) is Johans first novel. In 2007 it was voted Best First Mystery Novel by the authors and critics of the Swedish Academy of Crime, and it has been translated into twelve languages.