Camilla Läckberg is a Swedish crime writer and has sometimes been called ‘the Swedish Agatha Christie’. Since her debut in 2002 with “The Ice Princess”, she has published twelve books; crime novels, cookery books and a children’s book, and been translated into 33 languages.
Her crime novels take place in Fjällbacka, her place of birth, and the main characters are the author Erica and the policeman Patrik, who solve different crimes, commonly connected to revenge, loss, jealousy etc. So far eight books have been published in the series, “The Preacher”, “The Stonecutter” and “The Angel Maker’s Wife” among them.
In August 2011 the filming of the new TV-series “Fjällbacka Murderers” started, based on the characters from Läckberg’s books, but with new stories.
Camilla Läckberg won the People's Literature Award in 2006 and SKTF Prize for Author of the Year in 2005.
Published in 2002, this is Camilla Läckberg’s debut as crime writer, the first in her Fjällbacka series, and was a huge success in Sweden when first published. The book is a mixture of traditional crime, romance and family relations.
The second book in the Fjällbacka series, where a young child out playing early in the morning discovers the body of a young woman.
“The Stone Cutter” is the third book in the Fjällbacka series. It was published in 2005 and the same year it was nominated for Best Swedish Crime Novel by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy.