By Pascal Engman

A young woman is found dead in her apartment in Täby, just north of Stockholm. She has been stabbed over twenty times in the stomach. Police officer Vanessa Frank dives into the investigation with an elusive feeling that they are missing something crucial.

In the aftermath of the rising feminism a digital network of men who hates women is growing. They call themselves “Incels”, and live in the darkest corners of the internet and are united in their longing to seek vengeance from the women who never looked at them.

When the idea is transforming into action there are a lot of lives at stake.

Femicide is the second book about police officer Vanessa Frank.


First published by Bookmark, 23rd September 2019


Croatia, Indigo Knjiga
Czech, Dobrovsky
Denmark, People’s Press
Finland, WSOY
Germany, Klett Cotta
Italy, Adriano Salani Editore
Lithuania, Baltos Trader
Norway, Gyldendal
Poland, Wydawnictwo Amber
Romania, Crime Scene Press
Slovakia, Ikar
Spain, Roca Editorial
Sweden, Bookmark


I read Pascal Engmans first draft of Femicide and already then felt that this was something special. I couldn’t shake it. The tension, the story. The hate towards women from the Incel movement. Vanessa Frank. The love story between Börje and Eva. Superstar Celine with her green hair! It has everything. It has the highest international standard. Now I’ve re-read it. UNBELIEVABLE!
– Camilla Läckberg

I think I wrote this before but it is worth repeating. The depictions of our society that Pascal Engman does is truly one of the best parts of his authorship. Much of what he writes is unknown to me and as I find it truly thrilling I also learn something new. Tierra del Fuego was according to me a terrifyingly good book but Femicide is even better. I think this story will be with me in the back of my head for a long time!
– Nilmasbokhylla.com

Femicide is the second book in the series about police inspector Vanessa Frank. Once again Pascal Engman shows that he is a master innovator of the societal engaged suspense novel genre.
– Bimsblogg.com

I have followed Pascal Engmans development in The Patriots (2017), Tierra del Fuego (2018) and now Femicide which is out today. I get more and more impressed and even more sure that he is on the way to become one of the greatest within the suspense novel genre. (..) Read Femicide! I guarantee you quivering thrills while given new insights of grand societal issues.
– Anders, Kapprakt.

I’m hooked from the first page. Can not, will not stop reading. The book is so good!
– Bokdjungeln

Exciting, fascinating and well-written!
– Jennies boklista