Helene Tursten was a nurse and a dentist before she turned to writing. Other books in the Irene Huss series include Detective Inspector Huss, Night Rounds, The Torso, The Glass Devil, The Golden Calf, The Fire Dance, The Beige Man, and The Treacherous Net. Her books have been translated into 18 languages and made into a television series. She was born in Goteborg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband and daughter.
Praise for Who Watcheth
December 2016 Indie Next Pick
"The ninth Inspector Irene Huss investigation by this popular Swedish writer is a solid 'people procedural': we get perception and empathy towards victims, suspects, witnesses and police colleagues as Huss investigates an elusive and particularly nasty serial killer in Goeteborg."
-The Sunday Times (UK), a December Pick
"When the author ratchets up the fear factor in her ninth Huss novel, she does so to almost stealthy effect.That may not be what some fans expect, but there are more sides to Nordic noir than Dragon Tattoo."
"Who Watcheth is a prime example of a particular style of crime fiction that leads back through Sjoewall and Wahloeoe to Ed McBain, a style that insists upon the alternating mundane and extraordinary qualities of everyday life."
-Los Angeles Review of Books
"Who Watcheth is an engaging mystery with a very likable heroine. With a writing style reminiscent of Camilla Lackberg or Henning Mankell, Helene Tursten offers a detective with a nuanced and compelling personal life, as well as a dark and intriguing mystery. Who Watcheth offers lots of suspense."
"Tursten takes readers on a creepy, suspenseful journey in Who Watcheth. The intriguing storyline is enhanced by hair-raising details about the killer's mindset...Who Watcheth will keep readers enthralled from start to finish with its convincing characters and chilling plot."
-RT Book Reviews
"Tursten's main character has much in common with the detectives imagined by Denise Mina, Tana French, and Karin Slaughter."
"Powerful . . . The action builds to a genuinely shocking denouement."
"Helene Tursten's latest Irene Huss mystery is even leaner and meaner than previous novels. Tursten does an excellent job of ratcheting up the suspense in this very enjoyable police procedural . . . an exciting tale that can make your skin crawl."
"Thorough and detailed . . . Tursten's novels are definitely on a par with the late Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series."
-New York Journal of Books
Praise for the Irene Huss series
"These days Scandinavian crime writers are thick on the ground. It's nice to see that the women can be just as bloodthirsty as the men."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Excellent . . . Incisive . . . The most affecting aspect of this police procedural? Watching the detectives-several of whom have daughters of their own-confront the realities behind what made the victims so vulnerable, realities that cross class and socioeconomic lines."
-The Boston Globe
"An absorbing, intelligent mystery that holds its own alongside the best feminine hardboiled novels currently being written."
-Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Celebrate whenever more of Goeteborg Inspector Irene Huss's police adventures get translated from Swedish . . . They're rip-snorting reads with a highly likable hero."
-Winnipeg Free Press