Christoffer Carlsson - Author

About the Author

Christoffer Carlsson was born and raised in Halmstad, on the west coast of Sweden. He earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Stockholm where he currently serves as a lecturer. In 2012, he was awarded the International European Society of Criminology's Young Criminologist Award.

 

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Author: Christoffer Carlsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Detective Leo Junker thought he'd crossed his last line. But he's never learned to say no. So when an escaped criminal he knows all too well hands him a photo of a murdered prostitute, he reopens the cold case as a favour. Everyone's busy and everyone's got better things to do, but is there a darker reason that Angelica Reyes' death has languished unsolved for five years? As Leo's investigation pushes further into the past - Sweden's, Angelica's, his own - he'll come face to face with the corruption at the heart of things. Yet the reckoning may come too late - not only for Angelica Reyes, but for everyone.

Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend a Leo Junker case

Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend a Leo Junker case

Author: Christoffer Carlsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

The third instalment in the internationally bestselling Leo Junker series Charles Levin - Leo Junker's mentor - is dead, shot in the back of the head in a premeditated attack. Now Leo must find out who killed him and, more importantly, why. Inspired by a string of scandals and murders that rocked Sweden in the 1980s, Nordic Noir superstar Christoffer Carlsson tells his own chilling version of what happened in those dark days.

October is the Coldest Month

October is the Coldest Month

Author: Christoffer Carlsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Vega Gillberg is 16 years old when the police come knocking on the door looking for her older brother, Jakob. Vega hasn't heard from him in days, but she has to find him before the police do. Jakob was involved in a terrible crime. What no one knows is that Vega was there, too. In the rural Swedish community where the Gillbergs live, life is tough, the people are even tougher, and old feuds never die. As Vega sets out to find her brother, she must survive a series of threatening encounters in a deadly landscape. As if that wasn't enough, she's dealing with the longing she feels for a boy that she has sworn to forget, and the mixed-up feelings she has for her brother's best friend. During a damp, raw week in October, the door to the adult world swings open, and Vega realises that once she has crossed the threshold there is no turning back.

The Falling Detective a Leo Junker case

The Falling Detective a Leo Junker case

Author: Christoffer Carlsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2016

The second instalment in the internationally bestselling Leo Junker series. Leo Junker is back in the snake pit - aka the homicide unit - after a murder case where he was the intended victim. Still abusing prescription drugs and battling his inner demons, he's doing his best to appear fit for duty. Then a sociologist named Thomas Heber is found murdered. The only clues the police have to work with are Heber's cryptic research notes, which indicate that someone else's life is also under threat. But who? Leo is put on the Heber case with his former nemesis Gabriel Birck, but when the case is abruptly reassigned to the Swedish Security Service, he realises this is no ordinary street mugging. Soon he finds himself entangled in a clash between a racist gang and their rivals, and enters a war that's being waged on the streets, in the public eye, and in the shadows.

The Invisible Man from Salem a Leo Junker case

The Invisible Man from Salem a Leo Junker case

Author: Christoffer Carlsson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

When a young woman is shot dead in his apartment block, disgraced former police officer Leo Junker is one of the first on the scene. Examining the dead body, he notices that the woman is clasping a cheap necklace - a necklace he instantly recognises. Despite being warned off the case, Leo sets out on a rogue investigation to catch the killer, uncovering a series of frightening connections between the murder and his own troubled youth in Salem, and forcing him to confront a long ago incident that changed his life forever.

An Introduction to Life-Course Criminology

An Introduction to Life-Course Criminology

Author: Christoffer Carlsson, Jerzy Sarnecki Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2015

Most people engage in crime at some point in their lives, but why does almost everybody stop soon after? And, why do a small number of offenders persist in crime? These two questions constitute the core of the field often known as life-course criminology. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to life-course criminology. It covers the dominant theories and methodologies in the field and equips you with all you need to succeed in your studies on the subject. The book: Discusses the methodologies of life-course and longitudinal research Explains and critiques the major theories of life-course criminology Considers the issues of risk, prediction, onset, persistence and desistance of criminal activity Draws on research from studies in Europe, the UK, US and Australia, including the Stockholm Life-Course Project Written by two leading figures in the field, this is an authoritative text that will guide you through your studies in life-course criminology, criminal career research, and developmental criminology.

An Introduction to Life-Course Criminology

An Introduction to Life-Course Criminology

Author: Christoffer Carlsson, Jerzy Sarnecki Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2015

Most people engage in crime at some point in their lives, but why does almost everybody stop soon after? And, why do a small number of offenders persist in crime? These two questions constitute the core of the field often known as life-course criminology. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to life-course criminology. It covers the dominant theories and methodologies in the field and equips you with all you need to succeed in your studies on the subject. The book: Discusses the methodologies of life-course and longitudinal research Explains and critiques the major theories of life-course criminology Considers the issues of risk, prediction, onset, persistence and desistance of criminal activity Draws on research from studies in Europe, the UK, US and Australia, including the Stockholm Life-Course Project Written by two leading figures in the field, this is an authoritative text that will guide you through your studies in life-course criminology, criminal career research, and developmental criminology.

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