Asa Larsson was born and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer and made her debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar, which was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut novel. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004. Film rights to her novels have been sold to Sandrew Metronome.
'Among the current batch of Nordic writers, the new Larsson is one
to be followed with the most minute attention' Barry Forshaw,
Independent. * Independent *
'Larsson's laid back style makes her unflinching probing of the icy depths of the human heart all the more chilling' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph. * Telegraph *