Norwegian novelist, playwright and songwriter, who made immediate success with his crime novels starring the police investigators Holger Munch and Mia Krüger.


Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien, who wrote his first play at the age of twenty-one. He continued to write plays but also released six albums, showed contemporary art pieces in various galleries and translated Shakespeare. His debut as a crime fiction writer,  I´m Travelling Alone, became an international bestseller and he has been compared to the likes of both Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø.
He was born in 1969 and currently lives and works in Trondheim, Norway.
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The Holger Munch & Mia Krüger series:

I´m travelling alone by Samuel Bjørk

I´m Travelling Alone
(Munch and Krüger book 1)
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Original title: Det henger en engel alene I skogen (2013)
A six-year-old girl is found dead hanging from a tree in the woods outside Oslo. She is dressed for school and the only clue is the airline tag around her neck. It reads: I´m travelling alone.
Police investigator Holger Munch is charged with assembling a special homicide unit and realizes that he must get hold of his former partner Mia Krüger, a brilliant but troubled investigator. As usually Mia finds something new – the number 1 carved into the dead girl´s fingernail. Does it mean that this is only the beginning…

The owl always hunts at night by Samuel Bjørk

The Owl Always Hunts at Night
(Munch and Krüger book 2)
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Original title: Uglen (2015)
A teenage girl is found dead, lying on a bed of feathers in a ritualistic display.  There is almost no forensic evidence to be found and chief investigator Holger Munch knows he needs Mia´s brilliant mind to solve the case.
Eventually a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer’s plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim…

The boy in the headlights by Samuel Bjørk

The Boy in the Headlights
(Munch and Krüger book 3)
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Original title: Gutten som elsket rådyr (2018)
It is Christmas and an elderly man is driving across the snowy mountain when he suddenly sets eyes on a small boy standing in the middle of the road. The boy has deer horns on his head.
Fourteen years later a young girl is found dead in a nearby lake, dressed as a ballet dancer. Holger Munch and Mia Krüger have both been on leave taking care of their personal problems, but now they have to bring their team together…