Kjell Eriksson

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Kjell Eriksson
Kjell Eriksson (2002) by Guenter Prust.jpg
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Swedish
Genre Crime fiction

Karl Stig Kjell Eriksson (born 1953 in Uppsala) is a Swedish writer, author of the detective chief inspector Ann Lindell crime novels. Den upplysta stigen (“Shining path”), the first of the Lindell series, was named Best First Novel of 1999 by the Swedish Crime Academy. Prinsessan av Burundi (The Princess of Burundi), fourth in the series, was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Best Swedish Crime Novel Award in 2002. Öppen grav (Open Grave), published in 2009, was the tenth and final novel in the series. Currently only six Lindell novels are available in English, though St. Martin's Press has the rights to the whole series.[1][2][3]


  • Knäppgöken (1993)
  • Frihetsgrisen (1995)
  • Efter statarna-en ny tid (1995)

Ann Lindell series[edit]

  • Den upplysta stigen (“Shining path”) (1999)
  • Jorden må rämna (2000)
  • Stenkistan ("The Stone Coffin") (2001)
  • Prinsessan av Burundi (2002) translated by Ebba Segerberg as The Princess of Burundi (2007)
  • Nattskärran (2003)
  • Nattens grymma stjärnor (2004) translated by Ebba Segerberg as The Cruel Stars of the Night (2008)
  • Mannen från bergen (2004) translated by Ebba Segerberg as The Demon of Dakar (2009)
  • Den hand som skälver (2007) translated by Ebba Segerberg as The Hand that Trembles (2011)
  • Svarta lögner, rött blod (2008) translated by Paul Norlen as Black Lies, Red Blood (2014)
  • Öppen grav (2009) translated by Paul Norlen as Open Grave (2015)


  1. ^ "The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson". Consulate General of Sweden: New York. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Svenska Deckarakademin" (Swedish). 1 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kjell Ericsson" Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency. Retrieved 17 August 2015.