Hjorth & Rosenfeldt

Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt make up the celebrated Swedish crime writing duo known as Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling series about Psychological Profiler Sebastian Bergman. The Sebastian Bergman series has sold 7 million copies in 34 languages.

Michael Hjorth (b. 1963) is one of Sweden’s most famous film and TV producers and a renowned screenwriter whose work includes the screenplays to several of Henning Mankell’s Wallander films.

Hans Rosenfeldt (b. 1964) is Sweden’s leading screenwriter and the creator of the most successful Scandinavian TV-series ever: the award-winning crime series Bron (The Bridge), which is broadcast in more than 170 countries.

“A truly addictive series that features some of the most compelling characters I’ve read – among else the complex and original psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman.”
-Jørn Lier Horst


Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – En högre rättvisa A Higher Justice 2019
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Den stumma flickan The Silent Girl 2014
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The Swedish Storytel Awards 2024

The shortlists for the Swedish Storytel Awards of 2024 are now available and open for the public’s vote.

Among those competing for the title of best Suspense title are Hjorth & Rosenfeldt with The Guilt You Carry, and Jo Nesbø with Killing Moon. In the Feelgood category Simona Ahrnstedt vies for the top spot with An Unthinkable Fate. Lastly, the Children’s category sees Martin Widmark and The Dinosaur Mystery face up against among else David Sundin‘s The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End – Part 4, from the same universe as The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read.

‘The Guilt You Carry’ on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s latest book and 8th installment in the Sebastian Bergman series, The Guilt You Carry can be seen at No. 4 on the Der Spiegel’s bestseller list this week for hardcover fiction.

Lovrenski, Horst & Enger, Lier Horst and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt on top in Norway

Back in the Day by Oliver Lovrenski remains at No.1 on the hardcover list for week 48, along with Horst & Enger’s Stigma on the paper back list, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Traitor at No. 4. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt steadily hold the No. 1 spot on the e-book list, with The Guilt You Carry, followed by Back in the Day at No. 4.

‘The Guilt You Carry’ published in Sweden

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt are back with the eighth installment in their international bestselling series about criminal psychologist Sebastian Bergman.

The national homicide unit has been in deep crisis ever since it was revealed that one of their colleagues is a serial killer. Vanja Lithner struggles to save her department when a woman in her sixties is found murdered on a pig farm outside the city of Västerås. Signs indicate that the deed was carried out with a special person in mind: Sebastian Bergman.

Over the years, Sebastian has helped the homicide unit solve numerous cases, but after recent events, he is persona non grata. Will his return be the homicide unit’s salvation or downfall? Meanwhile, Tim Cunningham, a former client of Sebastian’s, is found dead. Tim also lost a child in the tsunami of 2004, but it turns out that there are many question marks surrounding the Cunningham family and that Christmas almost twenty years ago. Question marks that perhaps Tim’s daughter Cathy can help clear up.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s bestselling Sebastian Bergman series has sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

The 2023 Mofibo Awards

The Danish audio and e-book service Mofibo has announced this year’s nominees in the Mofibo Awards. Competing for the title of Best Crime & Suspense is Katrine Engberg with The Writing on the Wall. In the Translated Fiction category, Lars Kepler, Liza Marklund, Stefan Ahnhem and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt are vying for the top spot. Kepler with The Spider, Marklund with The Mire, Ahnhem with The Final Nail, and Hjorth & Rosenfeldt with As You Sow.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below. Voting closes on January 29.

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