PASCAL ENGMAN IS a prominent journalist who previously worked at Sweden’s biggest evening newspaper, Expressen, before turning to writing fiction full time and establishing himself as one of Sweden’s fastest rising stars.

AFTER THE STELLAR success of his CrimeTime Specsaver’s Award nominated debut, The Patriots, the author travelled to Chile to write Tierra Del Fuego, the first part in his series about unconventional Detective Vanessa Frank and her enigmatic informant Nicholas Paredes.

DETECTIVE VANESSA FRANK’S second instalment, Femicide, was an even greater success, selling over 150 000 copies in Sweden, finding its way into many end of year lists, most notably Göteborg Posten’s best Crime Novels of the Year – as well as nominations for Storytel’s Best Crime Novel and Adlibris’ Best Crime Book of 2019.

COCAINE, THE FOURTH novel in the Detective Vanessa Frank Series, was published in the fall of 2021 and immediately made its way to the top of the best-selling charts. The much anticipated fifth part of the series, X, was released in September 2022 and is a captivating thriller about the dark side of sports.