Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency

Swedish Cozy Crime Phenomenon!

Sofia Rutbäck Eriksson and Mattias Boström, the authors behind the hilarious Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency, are dominating the sales charts in Sweden! So far Lind & Co has released 6 books in the series, and many more to come. In addition to the Katarina series the dynamic duo is also behind the hugely popular Christmas themed crime story Mordnatt råder, tyst det är i husen (Murder Night Reigns, It’s Quiet in the Houses) released this December as an audiobook advent calendar with one episode per day. It just hit #4 on Storytel of ALL BOOKS!

  • Title: Mordnatt råder, tyst det är i husen (Murder Night Reigns, It is Quiet in the Houses) by Sofia Rutbäck Eriksson and Mattias Boström (co-author)
  • Genre: Fiction/Cozy Crime
  • Language: Swedish
  • Publisher: Lind & Co | 2021

The snow pours down over Arvidsträsk when the inhabitants around the small Norrbotten lake gather at the village farm for a traditional advent calendar opening. But behind the first flap, a message awaits that makes the elderly in the village shudder with horror – those who are old enough to remember the horrible, unsolved murders forty years earlier. Now that the threat of a new death is descending on the countryside, the retired police officer Rolf Ström is once again forced to hunt down the killer who has eluded him for so long. To help solve the riddles of both the present and the past, Rolf gets the newcomer crime novelist writer Riita Niemi, who has longed for the darkness and loneliness of the area. During a battle against the clock, Rolf and Riita must find out who is behind the threat – before one of their neighbors dies. And only one thing is certain: the killer is in the midst of them.

Released as a hugely popular Christmas audiobook calendar in December 2021, the cozy whodunit story “Murder Night Reigns, It’s Quiet in the Houses” in 24 episodes, is written by Sofia Rutbäck Eriksson and Mattias Boström. Together, they are also behind the bestselling humorous cozy crime series Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency.

Murder Night has completely taken over Nextory this week:

  • Title: The Grass is Always Bloodier on the Other Side of the Fence by Sofia Rutbäck Eriksson and Mattias Boström (co-author)
  • Genre: Fiction/Cozy Crime
  • Language: Swedish
  • Publisher: Lind & Co | 2021
  • Pages: 244

It’s a mystery that the thrill-loving Katarina Zapp works in something as monotonous as auditing. She makes the days go by with the help of large amounts of chocolate and detective novels that give her shivers up her spine. When mysterious things happen both at work and at home in the neighborhood, she throws herself straight into the unknown together with the retired neighbor Greta. Finally, she gets to use everything she has learned in the world of books. Isn’t it pretty obvious that she is meant to work with something completely different than numbers?

The Grass is Always Bloodier on the Other Side of the Fence is the first part of the humorous whodunit series Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency. More coziness than thrills is promised in the books about the quirky gang in the small village Malmudden in Luleå, Sweden.

SOFIA RUTBÄCK ERIKSSON has been in love with writing ever since she learned her very first letters. After four children’s books, one of which has been translated into five languages, she is released her first adult novel with LB Förlag in the summer of 2021; Som i ett vykort (Picture Perfect) is a feelgood novel about family relationships in idyllic Norrbotten, the northenmost county in Sweden.

Also in the summer of 2021, the first books in Sofia’s humorous cozy crime series Katarinas eminenta detektivbyrå (Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency) were released in Sweden by Lind & Co. So far there are 6 books in this blockbuster series.

Sofia’s mission with her writing is to entertain and marvel, and she has a penchant for a certain Swedish quirkiness.

MATTIAS BOSTRÖM is a publisher and author. He has co-authored several comedy and gift books. The non-fiction book From Holmes to Sherlock (published by Piratförlaget, 2013) was translated into five languages, awarded the Agatha Award in the USA and nominated for the Edgar Award, and received additional awards and nominations in Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and Japan. He is also co-author of Sofia Rutbäck Eriksson’s book series Katarina’s Eminent Detective Agency.

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