Crime serial


Intriguing, tense and exciting crime series which just doesn’t let up.


"Vienna Gambit" is Ande Jankov's second novel, published by the publishing house "Antolog". An exciting thriller that will keep you in suspense until the very end. First part of the "Victor Nikolov" series, which was published in 2020. Included in the "Most sold novels by domestic authors for 2021" by Antolog.

Viktor Nikolov is a 33-year-old inspector of the Department for Blood Crimes from Skopje. During his summer vacation, he goes to Vienna to visit his younger brother Daniel, a failed writer who barely survives working as a bartender in an elite nightclub. While exploring the irresistible Vienna, Victor meets Karen Fischer, the Austrian with whom he ends up in bed that same night. But the beautiful night turns into a nightmarish morning. Daniel’s girlfriend is found dead, and he has no alibi. Recent arguments between them come to the surface and the situation gets tangled in an unexpected direction.


The second part of the crime series about the police inspector Viktor Nikolov, published by the "Antolog" publishing house. A continuation of the series, published in 2021, is in the running for Novel of the Year and is one of the leading crime novels by domestic authors for the year.

Two years after his return from Vienna, police inspector Viktor Nikolov lives a peaceful life in Skopje and grows closer to his nine-year-old daughter, Teona. The peaceful autumn idyll was disturbed one September morning when the body of the twenty-nine-year-old journalist Dragana Nestorovska was found in the trunk of her car. The cause of death is lack of air, as a result of drowning. Victor is under pressure to solve the case as soon as possible while suspicious details from the journalist’s past come to the surface, as well as a certain number of suspects who could have a motive for her murder.


The third part of the series about Viktor Nikolov, where he and his colleagues from the department are faced with a ferocious serial killer, the Avenger, who leaves no traces behind, except for the mysterious message found in the places where he attacks. Shortlisted for the award Novel of the Year in 2022.

December, 2019. Police inspector Viktor Nikolov has just returned to work from an annual vacation at the Blood Offenses Department. One cold morning, a murdered victim was found in Skopje, thrown into the garbage in the basement under the city's shopping center. The seemingly ordinary murder soon turns out to be more complicated, when a new victim is found the following week, killed under similar circumstances, without any connection to the previous case. Suddenly, Victor, together with his colleagues from the department, is faced with a ferocious serial killer, who is nicknamed the Avenger by the journalist community, and who leaves no traces behind, except for the mysterious message found in the places where he attacks.


The fourth part in the series, whereas Victor Nikolov experiences his most daunting task: trying to stay alive all the while keeping his closed ones safe. The "high noon" part of the saga. Release date 18 April 2024.



Viktor Nikolov is in his early thirties. He was born in Skopje. He is divorced from his ex-wife Sandra, with whom he has a daughter, Teona. He lives on Varshavska street, in Taftalidze neighborhood. Son of Tome and Andrea, older brother of Daniel.


He is 1.88 cm tall, broad chest and shoulders. Short cropped blonde hair, with bangs on both sides. Flat and high forehead, pointed nose, green eyes and narrow lips. A playful and deep look. He suffers from migraine,
which often gives him severe headaches.


A graduate of the Police Academy in Skopje, who currently works as the chief inspector of the Department of Blood and Sexual Offenses in the Ministry of the Interior. Received a letter of commendation from the Austrian Ministry of the Interior for his cooperation with their Serious Crime Service.


Music: Wide variety of musical styles, mostly rock and jazz.
Favorite album: Back in Black.
Favorite band: Iron Maiden.
Movie: Favorite genre – crime drama, favorite actor Al Pacino / Robin Williams. One of the few who thinks that The Shawshank Redemption is a below average movie.
Favorite movie: Duel (1971).
Sports: Swimming and gym, occasionally playing basketball with the few acquaintances he considers friends.


Andon Ivanov: The head of the Department where Victor works. A strict and authoritative colleague, who is ready for retirement.
Blagoj Slavkov: Former handball goalkeeper, and now the owner of a psychological counseling center. In the late fifties, Victor’s best friend.
Susana Manasieva: Colleague from the Department, senior inspector, in charge of forensics. Divorced, no children.
Daniel Nikolov: Victor’s younger brother, a successful writer in Macedonia, whose crime novels are based in part on the life of his older brother.

Crime serial


Intriguing, tense and exciting crime series which just doesn’t let up.