Karin Alvtegen (born 8 June 1965, Huskvarna, Sweden) is a Swedish author of crime fiction. Alvtegen's psychological thrillers are generally set in Sweden. Four of her books have been translated into English: Missing, Betrayal, Shadow and Shame.
Alvtegen's second novel, Missing, was awarded the premier Nordic crime writing award the Glass Key in 2001. Translated in 2003 and published in the United States in 2009, the novel was nominated for the 2009 Edgar Award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2006, the novel was adapted into a television series directed by Ian Madden and with Joanne Froggatt and Gregor Fisher.
- Guilt (translated by Anna Paterson) (2007) - Skuld (1998)
- Missing (translated by Anna Paterson) (2003) - Saknad (2000)
- Betrayal (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2005) - Svek (2003)
- Shame/Sacrifice (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2006) - Skam (2005)
- Shadow (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2008) - Skugga (2007)
- A Probable Story (not yet published in English) - En Sannolik Historia (2010)
- Butterfly Effect (not yet published in English) - Fjärilseffekten (2013)
Note: in 2011 Shame was reissued in the UK with the title Sacrifice.
- 2004 - Hotet ("The Threat")
- Karin Alvtegen website
- ^ Karin Alvtegen at the Internet Movie Database Sweden
- ^ "My great aunt" by Karin Alvtegen
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