Danish choreographer and dancer, who made a critically acclaimed debut as crime fiction writer in 2016.

Copenhagen is the city where Katrine Engberg grew up and still lives. She loves her city and in a way Copenhagen may be regarded as a main character in her novels.
She brings the reader to famous and popular places like the shopping street Strøget, but also to the hidden alleys and not-so-posh urban settlements.

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Katrine Engberg was born in 1975 and grew up in Copenhagen. She had a successful career as a dancer and choreographer in television and theatre before she began writing. The Tenant, written in 2016, was her debut as crime fiction writer and the first book in the bestselling series starring police sergeants Kørner & Werner. Four books have been written in the series to date and the author has become one of the most widely read and beloved crime authors in Denmark. She has been hailed for her refreshing style, ingeniously intertwined plots and lovable characters.


The Kørner & Werner series:

The Tenant

Translated by Tara Chace
Original title: Krokodillevogteren (2016)
A young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her home, with an intricate pattern carved into her face. Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner of the Copenhagen Police are assigned to the case. A link is quickly established between the murder victim – Julie Stender – and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti. Seeing in Julie a shade of her own carefully hidden past, the older woman has used Julie as a character in a still unfinished mystery novel. Julie turns up as a murder victim in the novel and suddenly in real life too – and the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. Is Esther the culprit—or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance?

The butterfly house by Katrine Engberg

The Butterfly House
Translated by Tara Chace
Original title: Glasvinge (2018)
Early one morning, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination—the draining of all the blood in her body. Lead Investigator Jeppe Kørner, recovering from a painful divorce, takes on the investigation. His partner, Anette Werner, now on maternity leave, is restless at home with a demanding newborn. While Jeppe pounds the streets looking for answers, Anette decides to do a little freelance sleuthing. But operating on her own exposes her to dangers she can’t even begin to fathom. As the investigation ventures into dark and dangerous corners, it uncovers an ambition and greed festering beneath the surface of caregiving institutions, all leading back to the mysterious Butterfly House . . .