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Liza Marklund - Author

About the Author

Liza Marklund is an author, publisher, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika Bengtzon instantly became an international hit, and Marklund's books have sold over 11 million copies in 30 languages to date.

Featured books by Liza Marklund

The Final Word

The Final Word

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard. As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting on - the savage murder of a homeless man - has begun to attract a lot of attention.

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Borderline

Borderline

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

A mother is found dead along a snowy pathway after dropping her son off at nursery school. She is the fourth murder victim to be found in a short time displaying the same characteristics. News reporter Annika Bengtzon is trying to start a story on it when she is told that her husband has been kidnapped in Kenya. As the murder spree continues, the police begin to think they have a serial killer on their hands. Meanwhile Annika is faced with impossible demands from her husband's kidnappers. Two mysteries to be solved before the body count rises further...

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Last Will

Last Will

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

A frosty December night in Stockholm. Inside the City Hall, over a thousand guests attend the prestigious Nobel Prizewinners' dinner. With a lavish meal laid on to the backdrop of a full orchestra, this is one of the city's most glamorous events of the year. But things are different tonight. Two shots are fired on the dance floor. Crime reporter Annika Bengtzon is there, covering the event for the Evening Post. As the police realize she caught a glimpse of the suspect, she is far more interested in getting back to the newsroom. But as more brutal murders follow, Annika finds herself in the middle of something far larger than she had anticipated. No longer just a reporter but also a vulnerable key witness, she begins to close up the gaps linking these crimes, just as the suspect starts closing the net on Annika herself...

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Other books by Liza Marklund

Final Word

Final Word

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

Liza Marklund, Scandinavia's Queen of Crime, returns with the final novel in the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling Annika Bengtzon series.Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard. As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting onthe savage murder of a homeless manhas begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika's own complicated past looks set to rear its head. Some voices refuse to be silenced.

Red Wolf

Red Wolf

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2017

AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH? Reporter Annika Bengtzon is working on the story of a devastating crime when she hears that a journalist investigating the same incident has been killed. It appears to be a hit-and-run accident. A SERIES OF MURDERS Several brutal killings follow - all linked by handwritten letters sent to the victims' relatives. When Annika unravels a connection with the story she's writing, she is thrown on to the trail of a deadly psychopath. THE HUNT IS ON Caught in a frenzied spiral of secrets and violence, Annika finds herself and her marriage at breaking point. Will her refusal to stop pursuing the truth eventually destroy her?

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2017

#1 New York Times and internationally bestselling Swedish author Liza Marklund delivers more top-notch, ';edge-of-your-seat suspense' (Harlan Coben) as her fearless journalist Annika Bengtzon investigates a high-profile missing persons case while trying to keep her own tumultuous home life from falling apart.Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable Stockholm neighborhood. His wife, Nora, is missing, with little evidence left behind. With no alternative, their children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart. As Annika delves into the horrifying details of this family's fate, she grapples too with the change in her own personal life. As hard as she's trying to patch together a new family with her boyfriend and their respective children, past relationships still threaten to throw off the delicate her delicate balancing act. Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.

Prime Time

Prime Time

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2016

Schwedens erfolgreichste Fernsehmoderatorin ist ermordet worden. Ein abgelegenes Schloss auerhalb Stockholms ist der Tatort. Als die Journalistin Annika Bengtzon dort ankommt, trifft sie auf die High Society des schwedischen Fernsehens. Und jeder von ihnen scheint ein Motiv gehabt zu haben.

Paradies

Paradies

Author: Liza Marklund, Paul Berf Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2016

Ein Doppelmord im Stockholmer Hafen sorgt fur fieberhafte Arbeit im Abendblatt, in dessen Redaktion Annika gerade Nachtschicht hat. Wahrend die Kollegen den Fall bearbeiten, macht sich die Nachwuchsjournalistin an die Recherche uber eine Organisation namens Paradies, die verfolgten Menschen neue Identitaten verschafft. Doch was als Routinearbeit beginnt, entpuppt sich als Fall mit todlichen Konsequenzen.

Final Word

Final Word

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard.As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting on the savage murder of a homeless man has begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case.But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika's own complicated past looks set to rear its head.

Kalter Suden / Weier Tod

Kalter Suden / Weier Tod

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2016

Zwei Falle von Journalistin Annika Bengtzon in einem E-Book Bundle!Band 8: Kalter SudenDer Tod des Eishockey-Stars Sebastian Sderstrm schlgt hohe Wellen. Er und seine Familie sind einem Giftgasanschlag zum Opfer gefallen. Annika Bengtzon fliegt nach Marbella und recherchiert in der Welt der Superreichen, die zurckgezogen hinter hohen Mauern und umgeben von den teuersten Alarmeinrichtungen ein Leben in scheinbarer Sicherheit fhren. In diesem Kosmos der glatten Oberflchen und gekhlten Rume ist Schweigen Gold, und Geheimnisse werden ber Generationen bewahrt. Die spanische Polizei gibt den Fall schon bald resigniert auf. Doch Annika Bengtzon lsst sich nicht so leicht abweisen.Band 9: Weier TodIn einer Schneewehe liegt eine blasse schne Frau. Sie ist nicht die Erste, die in den vergangenen Monaten in einem Stockholmer Vorort erstochen wurde. Journalistin Annika Bengtzon glaubt nicht an einen Serienmrder und beginnt zu recherchieren. Pltzlich bricht eine Katastrophe ber sie herein: Ihr Mann Thomas ist in Afrika entfhrt worden. Er ist derzeit in Nairobi mit einer internationalen politischen Delegation. Nach und nach exekutieren die Geiselnehmer die Mitglieder der Gruppe. Annika reist sofort dorthin und versucht mit allen Mitteln, ihren Mann zu retten.

Verletzlich

Verletzlich

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2016

Ein Highlight des Schweden-KrimisPlotzlich findet sich die Journalistin Annika Bengtzon in der Holle wieder. Dabei wollte sie mit ihrer neuen groen Liebe Jimmy Halenius und den Kindern in Stockholm einen Neuanfang wagen. Privat mit Vielem abschlieen, sich beruflich verandern. Doch plotzlich ist ihre Schwester Birgitta verschwunden. Auf der Suche nach ihr begegnet Annika ein letztes Mal den Damonen ihrer Vergangenheit.Ausgezeichnet mit dem Radio Bremen Krimipreis!

Lupul rosu

Lupul rosu

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Roman din Seria Annika BengtzonSub cerul apA sA tor al iernii... moartea aE teaptA rA bdA toareUn jurnalist este ucis într-un orA E el din nordul friguros al Suediei.Annika Bengtzon, reporter la un ziar din Stockholm, plA nuia sA -l intervieveze în legA turA cu un atac petrecut cu mult timp în urmA , asupra unei baze aeriene izolate. În ciuda interdicE iilor, reportera începe sA investigheze incidentul, care e urmat curând de o serie de crime E ocante, ce par sA aibA legA turA între ele.Din umbrA pândeE te neîncetat Lupul RoE u, un ucigaE cu sânge rece. Annika trebuie sA descopere adevA rul nu numai despre crime, ci E i despre secretele care îi distrug familia.DeE i viaE a sa personalA e un dezastru, Bengtzon nu se abate de la moralA E i de la simE ul dreptA E ii, devenind astfel unul dintre cei mai îndrA giE i detectivi scandinavi. – The New York TimesCalitA E ile care o definesc pe Annika Bengtzon – independenE A , hotA râre, alA turi de o minte pA trunzA toare E i o atitudine integrA – amintesc de Clarice Starling din TA cerea mieilor. – DailyExpress„EsipA tul veni, rA sunând între cei patru pereE i. BA iatul se întoarse E i încercA sA fugA ; sunetele încetaserA , culorile dispA ruserA , imaginea se tulburase. ÎE i mutA repede privirea cA tre lumina orbitoare din hol, îE i vA zu propria mânA miE cându-i-se prin faE a ochilor E i simE i cum centrul de greutate i se mutA de pe un picior pe altul. RA mase fA rA aer, deschizA tura uE ii se apropie, cA zu, o mânA lipicioasA pe fruntea sa, o alta în jurul braE ului stâng. O reflexie fulgerA toare a lA mpii din hol în ceva strA lucitor.Haos, un urlet în creierul sA u, un lichid cald peste piept.E i gândul, ultimul, minunat E i clar.Mama.“

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2015

A family torn apart. Another trying to find a way to be as one. Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable district of Stockholm. His wife, Nora, is missing. With no alternative, his children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart. Journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case. As she delves into the horrifying details of this family's fate, she grapples too with the change in her own. With her new boyfriend she must patch together a family from their respective children and stepchildren, and find a way for them all to live harmoniously. Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

A family torn apart. Another trying to find a way to be as one. Ingemar Lerberg had it all: successful businessman, politician, husband, father. Until he is found, brutally beaten and left for dead, in his mansion in a fashionable district of Stockholm. His wife, Nora, is missing. With no alternative, his children are taken into care. In one night, a family has been ripped apart. Journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case. As she delves into the horrifying details of this family's fate, she grapples too with the change in her own. With her new boyfriend she must patch together a family from their respective children and stepchildren, and find a way for them all to live harmoniously. Family matters above all else, but all is never as it seems. Behind the scenes, darkness lies.

Jagd

Jagd

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

Journalistin Annika Bengtzon ist die Ermittlerin der Stunde. Annika Bengtzon gilt unter ihren Kollegen als tough und unbestechlich. Sie liebt ihre Arbeit als Reporterin. Als sie zur Villa des Politikers Ingemar Lerberg gerufen wird, betritt sie eine andere Welt: wertkonservativ, traditionell und gediegen. Auf den erfolgreichen Geschftsmann wurde ein Anschlag verbt. Fr die Journalistin ist er kein Unbekannter, denn ein durch die Presse hochgeputschter Steuerskandal hatte Lerberg zum Rcktritt gezwungen. Annika Bengtzon folgt bald schon einer ganz eigenen Theorie und bringt gegen alle Widerstnde Licht in ein Dunkel aus Gier und Verlogenheit.

Borderline

Borderline

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

"e;It's obvious why Liza Marklund is such a popular writer, and so beloved by her loyal fans. Her voice is crisp and clean, and she has a knack for building beautifully elaborate and suspenseful plots. Her storytelling captivates readers, keeping them guessing right to the end with twists and turns you never see coming....I am but one member of a steadily growing group of loyal fans."e; Karin SlaughterBorderline is the ninth novel featuring crime reporter Annika Bengtzon.One afternoon, a young woman is found dead and covered with snow behind a nursery school in a Stockholm suburb. She is the fourth victim in a short time with the same characteristics: a young mother, stabbed from behind. In the editorial offices of Kvllspressen they sense a serial killer, but crime reporter Annika dismisses it as wild fantasies. Meanwhile, her husband, Thomas is attending an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya. During a reconnaissance trip to the Somali border the entire delegation of seven European envoys is kidnapped. As the murder spree in Stockholm continues and speculation of a serial killer arises also in the Police Department, Annika is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa. The demands from the kidnappers are impossible and unreasonable. When the demands are rejected, the kidnappers begin to execute the hostages, one by one.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Long Shadow

Long Shadow

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2014

In this follow-up to Liza Marklunds stunningly great (BookReporter.com) thriller Lifetime, newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is left to pick up the pieces after a shocking and complex murder case turns her world upside down and leaves her personal life in shambles.Meanwhile, an intruder brutally murders an entire family on Spains Costa del Sol, and Annika must fly to the glitzy locale to report on the case. Upon arrival she discovers that a fifth family member is unaccounted for. Soon, the killers are found, but they too have met their demisein the same grisly manner they killed the Sderstrm family.Amid a culture weighed down by drug smuggling and money laundering, Annika must try to find the missing girl before its too late.

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Author: Liza Marklund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

A violent robbery has killed an entire family on the Costa Del Sol. Annika Bengtzon is assigned to cover the story for the Evening Post. But when she arrives in Spain she discovers there was a third child - a teenage daughter - who is unaccounted for. Annika makes it her mission to find the missing girl. But as she delves into the mystery she becomes embroiled in a far darker side of Spanish life than she'd envisioned, as she begins to piece together a terrifying story of violence, abuse and murder.

Lifetime

Lifetime

Author: Liza Marklund Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Nothing is as it seems....Police officer Nina Hoffman is called to the scene of a grisly crime. There she finds fellow officer and friend David Lindholm naked on his bed, shot through the head and stomach. His traumatized wife, Julia, is in shock, and can barely form a coherent sentence. She hovers near the body, rambling on about a woman entering the house, killing David, and running off with their sonbut all the evidence points to her guilt. Annika Bengtzon is drawn headfirst into the case, because she believes that Julia is about to be falsely charged. But will anyone else believe it?Chilling and complex, this thriller will have you guessing until the shocking end.One of the most dynamic and popular crime writers of our time."e; Patricia CornwellIn a league of her own. Henning Mankell

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