Åsa Larsson is one of Scandinavia’s most loved writers whose work has been translated into over twenty languages. Sun Storm, her first crime novel about the fragile yet fierce heroine Rebecka Martinsson, was published in 2003 and was named Best Debut by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy and was shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger Award.

Åsa Larsson has written five books to date in her series featuring Rebecka Martinsson. The second and fifth books in the series, The Blood Spilt (2004) and The Second Deadly Sin (2012), were both named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy. The Second Deadly Sin was also nominated for the 2013 Glass Key Award.

Åsa Larsson is as deft at writing heart-stopping scenes … as she is at getting inside the heads of characters.
WASHINGTON POST (USA)

Larsson was raised in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city situated 145 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. Just like the heroine of her novels, Larsson worked as a tax lawyer before turning to writing.

She currently lives in Mariefred with her two children, her dog, and her horse.

Åsa Larsson’s books are small miracles.
DIE ZEIT (GERMANY)
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Åsa Larsson is one of Scandinavia’s most loved writers. Sun Storm, her first crime novel about the fragile yet fierce Rebecka Martinsson, was published in 2003 and was named Best Debut by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy and was shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger Award.

She has written five books to date in her series featuring Rebecka Martinsson. The second and fifth books in the series, The Blood Spilt(Det blod som spillts2004) and The Second Deadly Sin (Till offer åt Molok, 2012), were both named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy. The Second Deadly Sin was also nominated for the 2013 Glass Key Award.

Larsson’s thrillers are the most original, creative,
currently coming out of Scandinavia.
Die Welt (Germany)

Larsson was raised in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city situated 145 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. Just like the heroine of her novels, Larsson worked as a tax lawyer before turning to writing. She currently lives in Mariefred with her two children, her dog, and her horse.

No one can reignite language the way she can.
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
  • Photo by Orlando Boström

  • Photo by Orlando Boström

  • Photo by Orlando Boström

  • Photo by Orlando Boström

  • Photo by Orlando Boström

  • Photo by Orlando Boström