Indrek Hargla


Indrek Hargla was born in 1970 in Tallinn, Estonia. He is passionate about detective novels and medieval history, and has published science fiction books. Selected for the Baltic Assembly Literature Prize in 2011, he was awarded the prize of the Estonian Culture Foundation and the Eduard Vilde Prize in 2012. Apteeker Melchior ja Oleviste mõistatus ( Saint-Olav enigma) is the first Estonian polar translated in French.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I write historical crime fiction and science fiction.  I try to never write boring stories from the life of ordinary people living in ordinary everyday world. That’s why my stories are always from the past or from the future and almost certainly someone gets killed.

Crime favourites

book : Sad Cypress, Agatha Christie.

movie : The Ninth Gate, directed by Roman Polanski.

author : Kage Baker.