Alexandra Appelqvist grew up in a culture and literature loving family, oftentimes spending her summers reading stacks of books. In 2017 she debuted with the self-published feel-good hit novel A Guidebook for Singles on the Verge of a Mental Breakdown. In the fall of 2020 she published The Art of Downing the Cup Half Full, a sequel to her charming debut. Alongside both publications Alexandra ran an accompanying podcast directly produced by Acast. She lives with her family and divides her time between their apartment in Stockholm and a house in the Stockholm Archipelago.

Benjamin Andrée is a journalist, PR-consultant and producer with many years of experience in the media industry. For the past several years, Benjamin has been working as an entertainment reporter for Aftonbladet (Sweden’s biggest evening newspaper). Andrée has also been busy developing programs for TV and working as press officer and project manager at Viaplay. He also produces several of Sweden’s most popular podcasts where he guest hosts as often as he has the chance. Andrée lives in Stockholm with his partner and their two dogs.

Together these two superstars combine to create the brand new author duo Andrée & Appelqvist. This fall their debut novel Helix, the first in suspense trilogy featuring journalist Adrian Lind and his best friend and sidekick Valeria Rossi, will be published by Harper Collins Nordic. The series is a modern interpretation of Agatha Christie’s best loved mysteries, removed to the glitzy world of present-day Stockholm.

The second instalment of The Haga Town Murders will be released in 2022 and rounded out with book three in 2023.

Photo: Linus Hallsénius