Åsa Larsson (born in 1966) used to be a tax lawyer, but is now a full time writer of crime novels. Åsa Larsson grew up in Kiruna, in the northernmost part of Sweden and her books take place in the area.
So far, she has published five novels in her series about Rebecka Martinsson, who also is a tax lawyer who originates from northern Sweden.
Her debut, ”Sun Storm”, was published in 2003 and won the prize “Best Debut Novel” from the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy. When published in the UK (in 2006, as ”The Savage Altar”) it was shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger.
In 2004 her second novel, “The Blood Spilt” won the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award.
“Sun Storm” was adapted into a film by a Swedish production company in 2007, with Izabella Scorupco playing the part as Rebecka Martinsson.
Her books have been sold to more than 30 countries.
Rebecka has moved from Kiruna in northern Sweden and has no wish to go back, but when an old friend is found murdered in a church and his sister begs for her help, she decides to return once again.
Rebecka Martinsson is no longer able to work after her traumatic experience with Viktor, but when a copycat appears, things change very fast.