The Smögen Murders - Sweden's new West Coast crime princess
Anna Ihrén was the girl from Stockholm who already as a child fell in love with the sea and the unique pink cliffs along the west coast. Agatha Christie's classical crime novels filled the bookshelfs at her parents home and as a teenager she started dreaming about becoming a crime writer herself. When the family moved to Gothenburg the summers by the sea became longer and the stories of adventure she got from seamen and old fishermen filled her head and her heart to the brim.
For two years she has been on her own. Writing, publishing and selling
her novels with large success. She has been signing her books for thousands of people amongst black crawling lobsters at fish auctions, at the famous Smögen quay where sailing boats and yachts from all over the world gather during summer and everywhere else where you find people celebrating their vacation.
Smögen - The setting for her thrilling stories is an old fishermen's island with salty winds and cliffs. It is genuine. It is beautiful. But evilness also appears on this paradise island.
This is "Midsomer Murders" in Swedish but with a touch of relaxed surf feeling. The scenery is exciting as the weather changes fast and the turquoise sea can quickly change into a dangerous inferno for the people who love the sea more than anything.
2017 - The Firelight Keeper (Fyrvaktaren), Novel
2016 - The Duke of Herrings (Sillbaronen), Novel
2015 - The Ice Fisherman (Isfiskaren), Novel
2014 - The Beach Boy (Strandsittaren), Novel
Author photo: Peter Bladskog
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