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

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Shortlisted for Plusbog's Author of the Year Award Denmark 2020
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 Martha Award Denmark – Glasvinge The Butterfly House 2018
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
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Bibliography

The Copenhagen series

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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, book after book, established her place among the favorite authors of the Danish crime readers. She is particularly loved for her unique language, both accessible and humorous. Also the latest addition to her series has been well-received by the Danish readers, with Katrine Engberg currently topping the bestseller lists with newly published crime novel Isola.”

The winner will now be chosen by the readers, who are able to vote for their favorite up until the 9th of November. 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.

The April bestseller lists in Sweden

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.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

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.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Smoke Screen, the second novel from the author duo Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, is No. 1 in e-book on week 16’s official bestseller list for Norway. The title is also No. 3 in paperback. On the hardcover list, Jørn Lier Horst reprises his appearance, coming in at No. 7 with Operation Trickster, the seventeenth book in his and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series. Not far behind at No. 9 is Anders de la Motte, with Rites of Spring. Lastly, Katrine Engberg features twice on the e-book list, first at No. 5 with The Tenant, and then at No. 10 with Blood Moon.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The Swedish bestseller lists for week 15 see Stina Jackson claim the No. 1 spot in hardback fiction with her recently published novel The Last Snow. The book also comes in at No. 2 in e-book and in the audiobook category the novel nabs the No. 2 spot (physical edition) and the No. 4 spot (digital edition). Anders de la Motte meanwhile comes in at No. 1 in both e-book and audio (physical edition) with his latest installment in the Skåne Quartet, Rites of Spring. He also features at No. 2 on the hardback list and No. 5 in audio with the digital edition. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 nabs the No. 5 spot on the hardback list. Leif GW Persson’s Pig Party makes an appearance in the audio list at No. 6.

The paperback list sees Katrine Engberg grab the No. 4 position with her debut novel The Tenant. Finally, the children’s fiction bestseller list features Jens Lapidus’ first installment in his new series for young readers, The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist, at No. 4.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The Norwegian bestseller lists for week 15 see Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s second installment in their co-written Blix & Ramm series Smoke Screen claim the No. 1 spot in the paperback category. The novel also features at No. 4 in e-book. Jørn makes another appearance, together with Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their latest part in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, Operation Trickster, which comes in at No. 5 in hardback. Katrine Engberg’s debut The Tenant meanwhile nabs the No. 2 spot on the e-book list, and is accompanied by Thomas Enger and his YA-novel City at the End: Widowton at No. 7.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Week 14’s official bestseller lists see Anders de la Motte claim three No. 1 placements with the just published Rites of Spring. The novel, the fourth installment in the Skåne Quartet, is No. 1 in hardcover, audio and e-book. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 also features on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 5. Katrine Engberg meanwhile grabs the No. 2 placement on the paperback list with The Tenant. On the children’s books list, Jens Lapidus’ The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist, the first book in his new series for young readers, is No. 7.

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.

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