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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.

“It’s not often that a debut novel is such a home-run.”
-Sara Blædel, on The Courser

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Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the MARTHA award

Katrine Engberg’s Glasvinge 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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‘Clearwing’ No. 1 in Denmark

Katrine Engberg’s thrilling novel Clearwing 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. Clearwing was published just last week.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the Martha Award 2018 in Denmark. The award, which was first handed out in 1989, is the largest Danish bookseller Bog & idé’s annual prize. After Bog & idé’s shortlist is announced, the reading public can vote for their favorite among the nominated authors. The voting will start after the summer.

‘Clearwing’ No. 1 in Denmark

Katrine Engberg’s latest novel Clearwing 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.

‘Clearwing’ 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 Clearwing 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.