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


Shortlisted for the Martha Award 2021
Shortlisted for the Mofibo Awards (Best Crime & Suspense) Denmark – Isola Isola 2021
Shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award Denmark 2020
Shortlisted for the Great Audiobook Award - Mofibo Awards Denmark – Vådeskud Stray Bullets 2019
Shortlisted for Author of the Year Award Denmark 2019
Shortlisted for the Martha Award Denmark 2019
Shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award Denmark 2019
Shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award Denmark 2018
Shortlisted for Plusbog’s Author of the Year Award Denmark 2017
Shortlisted for the BogForum Debutant Prize Denmark – Krokodillevogteren The Tenant 2016
Shortlisted for Plusbog’s Author of the Year Award Denmark
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Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg continues to dominate the Norwegian paperback bestseller list. This week too she grabs three of the top five spots, coming in at No. 1 with The Butterfly House, No. 2 with Blood Moon, and No. 5 with The Tenant.

Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg performs a hat trick on this week’s official paperback bestseller list in Norway, featuring with three titles in the top five. First up at No. 1 is Blood Moon, followed by The Butterfly House at No. 2, and then lastly The Tenant at No. 4.

Katrine Engberg and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg doesn’t budge from her No. 1 placement on the official paperback bestseller list, coming in first also this week with The Tenant. Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger meanwhile bounce to the top once more, coming in at No. 1 in e-books with Unhinged.

Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

The Norwegian paperback bestseller list of week 14 sees Katrine Engberg land the No. 1 spot with her internationally bestselling debut, The Tenant.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller list

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.

Katrine Engberg and Stina Jackson on The Times’ Best of 2021 list

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 shortlisted for the Martha Award

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 Mofibo Awards 2021

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.

Competing for the title of Best Crime & Suspense are: Katrine Engberg with Isola, Lars Kepler with The Mirror Man, Jo Nesbø with The Kingdom, and Stefan Ahnhem with X Ways to Die.

Annette Bjergfeldt’s debut title When Life Gives You Hippos is in the running for Best Fiction, while Simona Ahrnstedt features on the Romance shortlist with her Just a Bit More.

Lastly, the YA and Children’s categories see Lise Villadsen and Don’t Fall, Don’t Drown, Don’t Die and Bobbie Peers and The Explorers’ Club and the Turtle Cannon each grab a spot on the shortlists.

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Katrine Engberg nominated for ‘Author of the Year’ award in Denmark

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.

‘Isola’ No. 1 in Denmark

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.

‘Isola’ published in Denmark

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.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

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.

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