Camilla Grebe is a bestselling and award-winning crime writer from Sweden whose books have captivated readers all over the world. She has won the prestigious Glass Key for Best Nordic Crime Novel twice in 2018 and 2020.

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Camilla Grebe was born in 1968 in Älvsjö outside of Stockholm. She is best known for her stand-alone thrillers featuring a cast of reoccurring characters such as psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön and police officers Peter Lindgren, Manfred Olsson and Malin Brundin. Grebe’s books have been hailed by critics, loved by readers, and awarded many times over for her unfailing ability to surprise readers with her trademark twists.

After having written two successful series together with co-writers, Grebe broke out as a solo author with The Ice Beneath Her (2015). The book has been sold to 22 countries and rocketed into the top of bestseller lists in the UK, France, Italy and Sweden. The film rights has been optioned for a Hollywood production by New Line Cinema with Andrew Lazar producing.

In September 2017, the stand-alone continuation of The Ice Beneath Her was published and brought Grebe to the forefront of Swedish crime writers. After She’s Gone was named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy. In 2018, it was awarded the prestigious Glass Key Award, naming it Best Nordic Crime Novel from 2017 by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia. The book has also been shortlisted for the Book of The Year Award in Sweden and went on to become a major bestseller.

After She’s Gone was followed by Inertia in the fall of 2018, which has been praised by readers and critics alike and been a huge bestseller in Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark, and Finland to name a few.

In November 2019, Grebe’s fourth stand-alone thriller The Shadow Hunter was published. It went straight to the top of the bestseller lists and was named Best Swedish Crime Novel, making Grebe one of few authors who have won the price twice. In 2020, The Shadow Hunter earned Grebe the prestigious Glass Key for Best Nordic Crime Novel for the second time in three years, making her one of only three authors to have won the award twice since its establishment in 1992.

Camilla Grebe is an insightful and nimble writer.
Norran (Sweden)


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Camilla Grebe was born in 1968 in Älvsjö outside of Stockholm. She is best known for her stand-alone thrillers featuring a cast of reoccurring characters such as psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön and police officers Peter Lindgren, Manfred Olsson and Malin Brundin. Grebe’s books have been hailed by critics, loved by readers, and awarded many times over for her unfailing ability to surprise readers with her trademark twists.

After having written two successful series together with co-writers, Grebe broke out as a solo author with The Ice Beneath Her (2015). The book has been sold to 22 countries and rocketed into the top of bestseller lists in the UK, France, Italy and Sweden. The film rights has been optioned for a Hollywood production by New Line Cinema with Andrew Lazar producing.

In September 2017, the stand-alone continuation of The Ice Beneath Her was published and brought Grebe to the forefront of Swedish crime writers. After She’s Gone was named Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy. In 2018, it was awarded the prestigious Glass Key Award, naming it Best Nordic Crime Novel from 2017 by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia. The book has also been shortlisted for the Book of The Year Award in Sweden and went on to become a major bestseller.

After She’s Gone was followed by Inertia in the fall of 2018, which has been praised by readers and critics alike and been a huge bestseller in Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark, and Finland to name a few.

In November 2019, Grebe’s fourth stand-alone thriller The Shadow Hunter was published. It went straight to the top of the bestseller lists and was named Best Swedish Crime Novel, making Grebe one of few authors who have won the price twice. In 2020, The Shadow Hunter earned Grebe the prestigious Glass Key for Best Nordic Crime Novel for the second time in three years, making her one of only three authors to have won the award twice since its establishment in 1992.

  • Photo by Ulrica Zwenger

  • Photo by Ulrica Zwenger

  • Photo by Ulrica Zwenger

  • Photo by Ulrica Zwenger

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling