BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELSEBETH Egholm began her career behind the keys of a piano. She spent many years as a student of music at The Royal Academy of Music and at the Department of Musicology at the University of Aarhus, before she enrolled at the Danish School of Journalism also in Aarhus. Egholm spent a few years working for a daily newspaper, but by 1992 she was living with future husband, the late British author Philip Nicholson, in the Maltese island of Gozo, working as a freelance writer.

EVENTUALLY EGHOLM BEGAN making a name for herself as the author of a string of well- crafted short stories published in women’s magazines in both Denmark and the other Nordic countries. Her first novel The Free Women’s Club was published in 1999 to unanimous acclaim. In Scirocco and Opium she moved into the darker corners of family and marriage, combining a full- bodied plot with an engaging dose of international suspense. 

ELSEBETH EGHOLM HAD a huge commercial breakthrough with her crime novels about reporter Dicte Svendsen from Aarhus (2002-2014). Published in many territories and adapted into a three season TV-series, Dicte made Egholm one of Denmark’s most beloved crime authors.

HER LATEST NOVELS As The Night Knows The Stars and The Red Birds are psychologically suspenseful standalone novels that have topped the Danish bestseller charts.