Katrine Engberg

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!”
Camilla Läckberg

“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.”
Nele Neuhaus

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The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger feature prominently on week 13’s bestseller lists, where their Smoke Screen comes in at No. 1 both on the paperback and the e-book bestseller lists. Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant also appears on the e-book list, this week at No. 7, closely followed by Thomas Enger’s City At The End: Widowton at No. 8.

On the hardcover list Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes are No. 4 with Operation Trickster, and Anders de la Motte’s recently published Rites of Spring is No. 6.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The official lists for week 12 see Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger once again appear at No. 1 on the paperback list with Smoke Screen. Katrine Engberg claims another top spot, debuting at No. 1 on the e-book list with The Tenant. Thomas Enger’s YA novel City At The End: Widowton, also new on the list, comes in right behind at No. 2. Operation Trickster by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes stays put at No. 4 on the hardcover list, where Anders de la Motte’s Rites of Spring debuts at No. 6. Rites of Spring will be published in its home country Sweden on March 30.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant is yet again No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks, coming in at the top for the fourth week in a row. The hardcover list meanwhile sees Jonas Bonnier land a No. 3 placement with The Day of the Lord, and Niklas Natt och Dag appear at No. 4 with 1794. Natt och Dag’s debut title, The Wolf and the Watchman, comes in at No. 4 on the audio list. It is closely followed by Anne Holt’s A Grave For Two, which is No. 5 in audio as well as e-books. The No. 4 spot on the e-book list goes to Anders Roslund and Knock Knock.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg's The Tenant continues to reign the paperback list, claiming the No. 1 spot also this week. Niklas Natt och Dag's debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman nabs the No. 5 spot on the same list, while the hardcover list sees Natt och Dag's succeeding novel 1794 in the No. 4 position. The hardcover list also features Jonas Bonnier's The Day of the Lord, which comes in at No. 5.

Anders Roslund meanwhile is No. 2 on the e-book list with his crime fiction novel Knock Knock, accompanied by Anne Holt's A Grave For Two at No. 3 and Natt och Dag's The Wolf and the Watchman at No. 4.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg continues to top the paperback bestseller list in Sweden, coming in at No. 1 with The Tenant for the second week in a row. Niklas Natt och Dag repeats his top placement also, featuring at No. 1 on the hardcover list with 1794. Anders Roslund grabs the last No. 1 placement in this roundup, coming in first on the e-book list with Knock Knock. Anne Holt’s A Grave For Two is not far behind at No. 3.

The February bestseller list in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø each grab a No. 1 placement of the official bestseller list for the month of February. Natt och Dag’s 1794 is the most sold Hardcover in Sweden, while Nesbø’s Knife is the most sold paperback. Katrine Engberg also features on the paperback list, where her The Tenant is No. 5.

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Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the 2020 People's Choice Award at Horsens Crime Fiction festival

The annual Crime Fiction festival in Horsens, Denmark, will take place March 28-29, and Katrine Engberg is one of this year’s nominees for the festival’s People's Choice Award.

The festival in Horsens is the largest crime fiction festival in Northern Europe. From March 3, readers can vote online for their favorite title among the nominees. The winner will be announced on stage, March 29.

To cast your vote, click the ‘Read more’ button below.

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant debuts on the official Swedish bestseller lists for paperbacks this week, claiming the No. 1 spot right from the start. Engberg is joined on the list by Jo Nesbø, whose long-running bestseller Knife is No. 3 this time.

Niklas Natt och Dag meanwhile comes in at No. 1 on the hardcover list with 1794, which is also No. 4 on the e-book list. The first book in his Cardell & Winge series, The Wolf and the Watchman, is No. 2 in e-book.

Concluding the round-up with the children’s books list, we find Kristina Ohlsson’s The Mystery of the Haunted Fortress featuring at No. 4.

‘Stray Bullets’ shortlisted for the Great Audiobook Award - Mofibo Awards

Katrine Engberg’s thrilling novel Stray Bullets is nominated for the Great Audiobook Award - Mofibo Awards in the category ‘Best Crime and Suspense’. Mofibo Awards is the first ever audiobook award in Denmark. The winners will be presented on February 26, 2020. To vote, click “Read more” below.

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Katrine Engberg shortlisted for Author of the Year Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the 2019 Author of the Year Award by the Danish book chain Plusbog. The winner will be announced at Bogforum in Copenhagen on November 16th.

‘Stray Bullets’ No. 1 in Denmark

Katrine Engberg’s thrilling novel Stray Bullets is No. 1 on the combined list for fiction and crime fiction at Arnold Busck, one of Denmark’s biggest book retailers. The novel also makes an appearance at No. 3 on Bog & idé’s list for crime fiction.

‘Stray Bullets’ published in Denmark

It is a beautiful day in April when 15-year-old Oscar disappears. A typical neglected middle child, Oscar is initially thought to have run away from home. But the police cannot ignore the signs pointing to something more sinister. Has the teen been taken against his will? The police have only one piece of evidence to tell them where he is: an ambiguous quote from a novel.

In Stray Bullets, Katrine Engberg’s talented investigators Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner reunite once more with Esther de Laurenti to uncover the truth of a mysterious kidnapping case with unexpected depths.

Katrine Engberg’s Stray Bullets is the fourth novel about the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.

Katrine Engberg and Fredrik Backman on the Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg’s just published The Tenant is No. 3 on the official Swedish bestseller list for audiobooks, and Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People appears at spot No. 4 on the list for e-books.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the Martha Award by Denmark’s largest book retailer Bog & idé. The Martha Award is an extraordinary author award since it honors Bog & idé and the Danish readers’ favorite author. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. The winner will be announced later this year.

Liza Marklund and Katrine Engberg on the Danish bestseller lists

Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm tops three of the biggest Danish retailers’ bestseller lists for hardcover fiction this week. Katrine Engberg features with two of her novels on Arnold Busck’s bestseller list for paperbacks: The Scar Keeper at No. 2 and The Butterfly House at No. 5.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the Danish Crime Book Festival’s (Krimimessen) People’s Choice Award 2019. To see the full list of nominees, and to cast your vote, click “Read more” below. The last day to vote is March 31st. The winner will be announced at the festival, on April 7th.

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Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg’s The Butterfly House has been shortlisted for the MARTHA award by Denmark’s largest book retailer Bog & idé. The MARTHA award is an extraordinary author award since it honors Bog & idé and the Danish readers’ favorite author. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.

To see the list of nominees and to vote, click on “Read more” below.

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‘The Butterfly House’ No. 1 in Denmark

Katrine Engberg’s thrilling novel The Butterfly House is No. 1 on the bestseller list for crime fiction at Arnold Busck, one of Denmark’s biggest book retailers. The novel also makes an appearance at No. 4 on the combined list for fiction and crime fiction. The Butterfly House was published just last week.

‘The Butterfly House’ No. 1 in Denmark

Katrine Engberg’s latest novel The Butterfly House is No. 1 on Saxo, Denmark’s biggest online book retailer, among all books. The third novel about Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner was published today.

‘The Butterfly House’ published in Denmark

Saturday, October 14th. The coronary care unit at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. A nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medicine and enters the room of an older male patient.

Monday, six days earlier. A deliveryman is doing his rounds in central Copenhagen when he makes a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman in a fountain on the main pedestrian street. Bizarre, symmetrical cuts cover her skin. The cause of death appears to be exsanguination.

Police Sergeant Jeppe Kørner is assigned to the case, but this time he doesn’t have his partner Anette Werner by his side. Werner is on maternity leave – or should be, rather. The investigation takes Kørner, his new partner, and Werner into the heart of the healthcare system. It’s a world where great empathy and care is shown, but ambitions fester under the surface.

Meanwhile, Esther de Laurenti ought to be writing on her novel but is suffering from a case of writer’s block. And what could be depression, as well. As her friend is suddenly admitted to Rigshospitalet’s coronary care unit, Esther seeks help from a psychiatrist who unbeknownst to her has ties to the ongoing murder case. Esther and her friend are now both at the mercy of a system in decay that’s hiding a killer, and the hours till the next death have started ticking.

The noose tightens, but around whose throat will it close?

Katrine Engberg’s The Butterfly House is the third novel about the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.

Katrine Engberg and Michael Katz Krefeld shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award

Katrine Engberg and Michael Katz Krefeld have been shortlisted for the Danish Crime Book Festival’s (Krimimessen) People’s Choice Award 2018. To see the full list of nominees, and to cast your vote, click “Read more” below. The last day to vote is March 11th. The winner will be announced at the festival, on March 18th.

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Katrine Engberg shortlisted for Author of the Year Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the 2017 Author of the Year Award by the Danish book chain Plusbog. The winner will be announced at Bogforum in Copenhagen on November 10th.

‘Blood Moon’ published in Denmark

Copenhagen is a city encapsulated in ice. Police Sergeant Jeppe Kørner has just returned home from a long vacation, one that’s managed to spark his old passion for life. The holiday mood is abruptly dampened by the appearance of a dead man in a snowdrift in a park. The police suspect that they’re dealing with a case of a homeless person frozen to death, but it’s soon evident that it is a bestial murder, of a far more well-known person.

Things are not always what they seem. Esther Laurenti, professional pensioner and busybody, knows this better than anyone. She traces Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner’s footsteps and starts her very own investigation. She and the two sergeants will have to move fast to solve the murder case, one that turns out to involve Jeppe’s best friend, broken dreams, radio shows, and an extremely sophisticated murder weapon.

Katrine Engberg’s Blood Moon is the second installment in the trilogy featuring the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the BogForum Debutant Prize

Katrine Engberg is shortlisted for the Danish book fair’s BogForum Debutant Prize 2016 for her novel The Courser. The BogForum Debutant Prize is an annual award given to the best debutant author in fiction in connection with the book fair BogForum. This year’s BogForum will take place during November 11th-13th.

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New Author - Katrine Engberg

Katrine Engberg (b. 1975) had already attained the status of acclaimed dancer and choreographer when she made her writer’s debut as a non-fiction author in 2006. Engberg has continued to contribute to the Arts since, both as a director and a choreographer, working within television and theatre. Her authorship has likewise blossomed into one full of sensitive portrayals and ingeniously intertwined plot threads. The Courser is Katrine Engberg’s first crime fiction novel, and the start of a new series hailed for its artful originality.