JENNY ROGNEBY

Swedish criminologist and writer, known for her crime fiction novels starring Leona Lindberg.

Biography

Jenny Rogneby was born in Ethiopia 1974, but was adopted to Sweden when she was one year old. She grew up in Boden, a railway junction and military town in northern Sweden. She started working as a singer and pop artist at a young age, but alongside her music career she studied criminology, law and psychology at Stockholm University. She has been working as a criminal investigator at Stockholm City Police Department for 7 years, but after publishing her first book in 2014, she became a full-time writer. Being a criminologist her main interest is why some people commit crimes and others don´t.
Find out more at the author´s own website.

Books

Leona – the Die is Cast
2017
Translated by
Original title: Leona – tärningen är kastad (2014)
Naked and bloody, a seven-year-old girl walks into a bank in central Stockholm in broad daylight and gets away with millions. Leona Lindberg of Stockholm’s Violent Crimes Division agrees to work on the case. She seems to be the perfect choice, but she is struggling with severe problems of her own – a gambling addiction, a strained marriage – that could jeopardize the investigation. And soon the line between right and wrong becomes increasingly unclear.
This is a hard-boiled crime novel, filled with unexpected twists and turns, featuring a very unusual heroine.

Any Means Necessary (A Leona Lindberg thriller)
2019
Translated by Agnes Broomé
Original title: Leona – alla medel tillåtna (2016)
A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more terrorist attacks to follow? Leona Lindberg at the Stockholm Police Department is put on the case. But Leona has her own traumas to deal with, her little son is dead, her family is shattered, she is in desperate need of money and soon both her and her daughter´s lives are threatened. Leona works hard to keep everything under control and with one foot on each side of the law, she mounts a special operation of huge proportions…