Katrine Engberg (b. 1975) had already attained the status of acclaimed dancer and choreographer when she began writing. Honing her voice and authorship while simultaneously continuing to contribute to the Arts, both as a director and a choreographer, Engberg soon emerged as a virtuoso of sensitive portrayals and ingeniously intertwined plot threads. Written in 2016, The Tenant is Engberg’s crime fiction debut and the first book in the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Copenhagen series, hailed for its refreshing style and lovable characters. Four books have been written in the series to date.
“Katrine Engberg is an absolute star!”
“A stunning debut. Katrine Engberg’s unforgettable characters and brilliant plot twists will captivate readers of suspense fiction.”
–#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs
“There is a humor to Katrine Engberg’s prose. I think it’s wonderful how her crime novels make you laugh and pause. She’s a master at it.”
The Norwegian paperback bestseller list of week 14 sees Katrine Engberg land the No. 1 spot with her internationally bestselling debut, The Tenant.
Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger reprise their placements on last week’s paperback bestseller list, coming in at No. 1 with The Mirror Man and No. 2 with Unhinged respectively. The e-book list meanwhile sees two names making a comeback: Katrine Engberg with The Tenant, which places at No. 3, and Anders de la Motte with Rites of Spring, which places at No. 4.
British daily newspaper The Times has compiled a list of the best thrillers and crime novels of 2021 so far. Featuring on the high-profile list are Katrine Engberg and Stina Jackson, with The Butterfly House and The Last Snow respectively.
The Times on The Butterfly House: “Original and absorbing. [Katrine Engberg] is a name to look out for.”
On The Last Snow: “A gripping novel, full of love and dread, that leaves you reeling when the killer of one of Sweden’s richest men is revealed.”
Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the danish literature prize the Martha Award 2021. The Martha Award is the largest book retailer award in Denmark, voted by the public and handed out annually by Bog & Idé. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. This year’s winner will be announced in October.
The Danish audio and e-book service Mofibo has announced this year’s nominees in the Mofibo Awards. The awards are split into six categories: Crime & Suspense, Fiction, Romance, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.
To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.
Katrine Engberg is one of three authors nominated for Danish online book platform Plusbog’s Author of the Year award. The motivation for Katrine’s nomination is as follows:
“Since her debut in 2016, she has with her shrewd and bulletproof plots in book after book cemented her place among the favorite authors of Danish crime readers. She is particularly loved for her unique language, which is both accessible and humorous. Also the latest addition to her series has been well-received by Denmark’s readers, with Katrine Engberg currently topping the bestseller lists with newly published crime novel, Isola.”
The winner will be chosen by the readers, who are able to vote for their favorite up until November 9. To place your vote, click here.
Katrine Engberg’s just published Isola, the final installment in the bestselling series about police detectives Kørner & Werner, is No. 1 on all the major retailers’ bestseller lists for hardcover fiction in Denmark this week, as well as being the most listened to title of the week on Mofibo/Storytel, Denmark’s leading audiobook streaming platform.
A man wakes to the nightmarish sound of an industrial saw. Tied up and unable to move, he can only watch as the blade approaches…
Jeppe Kørner is on leave from the police force and has taken refuge on the island of Bornholm for the winter. Back in Copenhagen, Anette Werner is tasked with leading the investigation into a severed corpse discovered in a trunk buried in a downtown playground. Also on Bornholm, Esther de Laurenti is writing a biography on a female anthropologist with a mysterious past, Margrethe Dybris, all whilst coming to terms with her own crushing sense of loneliness. When Jeppe lends a helping hand at the island’s local sawmill, he unwittingly finds himself in the crosshairs of a sinister mystery rooted in the past, forcing him to once more team up with Anette and Esther to unravel the island’s secrets before the murderer strikes again.
Isola is the final installment in Katrine Engberg’s Copenhagen series, featuring the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.
Week 19’s bestseller lists from Norway see Hedvig Montgomery once again climb in the non-fiction category. The Adolescent Years, the fifth installment in her Parental Magic series, lands the No. 3 spot. The paperback list’s No. 3 placement goes to Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Smoke Screen. Lastly, Katrine Engberg grabs two spots on the e-book list, coming in at No. 8 with Blood Moon, and No. 10 with The Tenant.
Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow features at the top of the monthly bestseller lists for April, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-book, and No. 2 in hardcover. Anders de la Motte appears right beside her, his Rites of Spring appearing at No. 2 in audio and e-book and at No. 3 in hardcover.
Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 meanwhile claims the No. 5 spot in hardcover, and Arne Dahl’s Freedom is No. 3 in audio and No. 4 in e-book. Katrine Engberg’s long-running bestseller The Tenant is No. 8 in paperback.
Jens Lapidus makes his debut on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books, coming in at No. 5 with The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist.
Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow scores three No. 1 placements on the official Swedish bestseller lists for week 16. The Last Snow comes in first in hardcover, audio, and e-book. Jackson’s debut title The Silver Road also nabs a spot on the e-book list, coming in at No. 3. Anders de la Motte’s Rites of Spring can likewise be seen on three lists – the final installment in the Skåne Quartet is No. 2 in e-book, No. 3 in audio, and No. 5 in hardcover. Niklas Natt och Dag meanwhile features at No. 3 on the hardcover list with 1794. Finally, Katrine Engberg grabs No. 5 on the paperback list with The Tenant.