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Liza Marklund

Author of The Postcard Killers

37+ Works 8,347 Members 216 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Liza Marklund was born in Pålmark, Sweden on September 9, 1962. She worked as an investigative reporter for ten years and as an editor in print and television news for five years. She currently makes documentaries for television including Take a Little Beating, writes for various newspapers, and show more writes books. She has written several fiction and nonfiction books including the Annika Bengtzon series and The Postcard Killers with James Patterson. She is also goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and co-owner of Piratförlaget, one of Sweden's most successful publishing houses. (Bowker Author Biography) A thirty-seven year old print & television journalist, Liza Marklund lives in Stockholm with her husband & three children. "The Bomber" is her first novel. (Publisher Provided) show less

Series

Works by Liza Marklund

The Postcard Killers (2010) 2,160 copies
The Bomber (1998) 834 copies
Red Wolf (2003) 768 copies
Studio 69 (1999) 721 copies
Paradise (2004) 594 copies
Last Will (2006) 571 copies
Lifetime (2007) 554 copies
Prime Time (2002) 505 copies
The Long Shadow (2008) 386 copies
Ondergedoken (2000) 298 copies
Borderline (2011) 234 copies
Asyl (2000) 198 copies
Without a Trace (2013) 145 copies
The final word (2015) 133 copies
Polcirkeln (2021) 38 copies
Halkovaras (2002) 24 copies
Kallmyren (2022) 21 copies
Pärlfarmen (2018) 21 copies
Stormberget (2023) 14 copies
Moeraskou (2023) 4 copies
Suonsilmä (2022) 2 copies
Mörderische Weihnachten (2010) 2 copies
Pakleni stroj (2001) 2 copies
Sprengeren 1 copy
Myrskyvuori (2023) 1 copy
Nedtælling 1 copy

Associated Works

The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Contributor — 15 copies
En Kriminelt god jul : femten svarte julefortellinger (2006) — Contributor — 6 copies
Thrill Rides (2014) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Marklund, Eva Elisabeth
Birthdate
1962-09-09
Gender
female
Nationality
Sweden
Birthplace
Pålmark, Sweden
Places of residence
Stockholm, Sweden
Marbella, Spain
Education
Folkhögskola (Kalix)
Occupations
writer
journalist
publisher
Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
Relationships
Aspeborg, Mikael (husband)
Organizations
Piratförlaget
UNICEF
Awards and honors
Polonipriset (1998)
Debutantpriset (1998)
Agent
Salomonsson Agency
Short biography
Liza Marklund is a novelist, newspaper and television journalist, and publishing executive. She is married and has three children. Her suspenseful novels about Stockholm crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, who juggles a career at a busy tabloid with the conflicts of motherhood and home life, are bestsellers worldwide. Not all of them have been translated into English.

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Reviews

the usual suspense from Patterson kept it moving! Didn't feel the robust characters as much
 
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Asauer72 | 56 other reviews | Jul 3, 2023 |
Annika is a journalist who writes at a tabloid. After a journalistic friend is killed Annika is slowly uncovering what could be a serial killer.

This the 5th book in the Annika Bengtzon series. I had not read any of the previous books so I was missing some back story. I enjoyed some of the characters and felt bad for some, I did not care for others.

In most thriller books you can jump in any book in the series and get the gist of what happened in previous books. This book did not do that for me. I was lost until about 50 pages in, then we are reading about Annika and her husband’s relationship problems. Once that scene was over we are then reading about Annika’s friend and her husband's problems. All could think is why should I care about these characters. The friend couple really did not advance the story for me. I was also confused about why Annika would sometimes hear angels. I don’t know if that was supposed to be real or she was off her meds.

This book was hit and miss for me. I was more interested in Annika’s relationships than the mystery/thriller part. I had to really force myself to finish. I will not continue reading this series.
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lavenderagate | 27 other reviews | Jul 13, 2021 |
Really enjoyed it. Read it really fast. Good page turner.
 
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Ma_Washigeri | 27 other reviews | Jan 23, 2021 |

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Works
37
Also by
4
Members
8,347
Popularity
#2,892
Rating
½ 3.4
Reviews
216
ISBNs
850
Languages
22
Favorited
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