Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson (b. 1974) and Håkan Axlander Sundquist (b. 1965). Previously, Håkan has worked as a sound engineer, musician and artist, and Jerker as the producer of Håkan’s electro punk band iloveyoubaby! and a prison librarian. The two are now full-time writers, but also run an art gallery together.
Erik Axl Sund is the author of The Crow Girl, The Hunger Fire and The Pythia’s Instructions. Together, the novels form the highly praised and internationally best-selling trilogy about Victoria Bergman, and were merged into a single volume called The Crow Girl.
The Crow Girl trilogy received the ‘Special Award’ from the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers in 2012. The academy highlighted the trilogy’s “hypnotically captivating psychoanalysis in crime fiction form.”
Erik Axl Sund has in addition to the Crow Girl trilogy written Glass Bodies, the first stand-alone installment in a new series around the theme of melancholy.
A young girl, without a name, has boarded a train in the north of Sweden and ended up in Stockholm. She’s arrested in connection with a brawl, and an investigation is conducted to determine her identity. Officers Jeanette Kihlberg, Jimmy Schwarz, and Nils Åhlund are assigned to the case.
It turns out to be a more demanding matter than anticipated. The girl’s presence is soon loosely tied to two murders out in the suburbs. For every new clue that emerges, the intricate pattern of connections seems all the more complex. Alongside the police investigation, the launch of the author Per Qviding’s latest novel is underway. The narrative revolves around a girl called Stina, who grows up in the northern parts of Sweden in the late 1800’s and is forced to emigrate to the US due to bad harvests and starvation. Qviding’s novel becomes interlinked with the ongoing investigation, sending those involved on an intense race against time.
Paper Souls is the original, macabre, and literary suspense novel by No. 1 internationally bestselling Erik Axl Sund. It’s a story about identity and what happens when we pursue a different path beyond our set roles and means, and beyond time itself. Is that possible? Or are we hopelessly bound by our material circumstances?
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls, the second installment in the Melancholia series, is No. 10 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Porcelain Dolls, the second installment in Erik Axl Sund’s Melancholia series, comes in at No. 8 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls comes in at No. 7 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany. This marks the novel’s eighth week on the German list.
Erik Axl Sund’s latest novel Porcelain Dolls claims the No. 5 spot this week on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls is No. 6 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany. Arne Dahl claims a spot on the list as well, coming in at No. 8 with Friheten.
Porcelain Dolls, the latest title from Erik Axl Sund, rockets to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’.
The winning author will be announced on November 24th.
16-year-olds Nova and Mercy are in a stolen car, speeding away from the facility where another young woman has gone missing. The two are being chased. Maybe they have always been, from day one.
Detective Kevin Jonsson has been handed a new case concerning online sex trade. He has to find the Puppet Master – a person using false identities to procure tapes and pictures of young girls. The investigation leads Jonsson to Nova and Mercy, but also forces him to confront secrets from his own past.
Porcelain Dolls is a dark suspense novel about the side of society most would rather pretend doesn’t exist. No. 1 international bestseller Erik Axl Sund’s latest work is a deep-dive into a merciless Sweden, trafficking, and the sex industry, but also the story of an undying friendship and hope.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s The Undesired have both been shortlisted for The Mörda Award for ‘Captivating Crime in Translation’. The winning novel will be announced on July 22nd at Harrogate. To vote for your favorite, click the “Read more” button below.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been chosen by the New York Post as one of this summer’s must-read books. Calling it one of the “buzziest books” of the season, the Post hails the novel as “an extraordinary, complex, unpredictable piece of work.”
The Crow Girl, a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy, will be published in the US on June 14th.
Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been hand-picked by The Observer as their Thriller of the Month. The Observer’s reviewer goes even further in his praise of the sinister thriller, saying it’s “very likely to be the most disturbing book you’ll read all year.”
Published on April 4 in the UK, The Crow Girl is a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy.