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Camilla Lackberg Books In Order

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Publication Order of Fjällbacka Books

The Ice Princess (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Preacher (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stonecutter (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gallows Bird / The Stranger (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Child (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drowning (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Boy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Angels (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Child (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl In The Woods (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cuckoo (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Faye's Revenge Books

The Golden Cage / The Gilded Cage (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Tears (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mina Dabiri and Vincent Walder Books

with Henrik Fexeus

Publication Order of Camilla Läckberg Short Story Collections

The Scent of Almonds (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Camilla Lackberg Biography:

It was on August 30, 1974 in Sweden that Camilla Lackberg was born. He father was apparently a fan of crime novels because it was the discovery of his personal collection of books that got young Camilla interested in the genre that would someday become the focus of her writing career.

Those novels found on the shelf in her home became dear to her. She developed a real passion and sense of excitement from the thrilling storylines that novels of crime are so well known for. Lackberg began writing at an early age. Her enjoyment of the books she read inspired her to do her own writing.

As a Christmas present one year, her family showed their support of her favorite hobby, in which she was already demonstrating a great deal of talent, by presenting her with an enrollment for creative writing classes. It seemed from that point on, Lackberg’s future was set in stone.

However, it was not writing that she choose for a major when it was time for her to attend college, in spite of how much of her world revolved around the art. When Lackberg graduated from Gothenburg University, she proudly held a degree in economics.

It would be a while before Lackberg actually took her passion for crime fiction seriously as a career. After graduating from college, she worked in the career field granted her through her major, serving as an economist for several years. Nevertheless, her dreams of being a professional writer never faded away. By 2003, Lackberg’s first book was published, entitled Ice Princess.

Finally having a book published seems to have made all the difference in her life, because after that first book hit store shelves, her writing career took flight and she was having books published on a regular basis. From that point, new Lackberg crime novels were being released every year.

First being published in Sweden, her books have been translated into approximately 33 languages and spread throughout the world. When Lackberg speaks about her writing process, she says the stories always begin in her mind as a snapshot of a scene.

Different images arise and slowly begin to come together in an interesting and perplexing story that Lackberg becomes excited to capture into text and her fans become eager to experience. Some suspect that, due to the complexity and high level of detail when it comes to the depth of the characters’ personalities, her writing process all truly begins when she has a theme in mind, be it greed, jealousy, anger, or hatred.

It is the signature twist at the end of her tales that has won Lackberg such a high level of notoriety. Although the majority of the story is played out from one point of view, there is always some light shed near the end of the book that brings a completely new way of perceiving the events that took place throughout the earlier parts of the story.

It is this twist Lackberg fans have come to expect and look forward to as they immerse themselves in each and every page of the book. This is also the reason why she was honored in 2006 with a People’s Literature Award and in 2005 was named by the Sweden Union of Local Government Offices as the author for that year.

Exploring the Writings of Camilla Lackberg

The second book Lackberg had published was released in 2004 and called The Preacher. Much like the opening of her first book, Ice Princess, this book opens with the discovery of a body. In Ice Princess, the body was a young woman found naked and in a bathtub of frozen water.

This time, the body is that of a young women, discovered somewhere in the Swedish countryside by a child. When the police arrive at the scene of discovery to investigate, they uncover the bodies of two other females lying underneath the first. All of the deceased were found to be teenagers who had been reported missing several years earlier.

There were some clues uncovered which formed a trail back to a family called the Hults. Later on, yet another young girl is reported missing and the race against time begins in an effort to rescue her from an untimely demise. Unfortunately, the investigator on the case must face many hindrances in his path, including a heat wave, the pregnancy of his mate, and some very unhelpful relatives.

The book that was published after The Preacher is The Stone Cutter, which came out in 2005. Stepping away from an opening that includes the discovery of a body, The Stone Cutter is a story told through a cluttered plot of times past, times present, and several side stories in-between.

The connecting line between all the events is not drawn until near the book’s end. Still, the two main characters of The Preacher, Erica and Patrik, are involved in the tale. While Erica was with child in The Preacher, by The Stone Cutter, the child has been born and the couple is having trouble with providing means for parenting, even recruiting the highly incompetent police chief for the job at some point.

In the meanwhile, there is yet another crime that has to be solved. An eight year old that the couple knew quite well was murdered horrendously. Now they have the gruesome task of tracking down the killer.

Stories by Camilla Lackberg Shown on Film

None of the stories featured in Lackberg’s twelve published books have yet made it to the big screen. However, there has been a television series called Fjällbackamorde, having been created and broadcasted in Sweden that is based on her books.

The story is broken up over 12 episodes, most being approximately 90 minutes long. The first two episodes of the series were aired in 2012, despite the fact that filming of the show had to suddenly and ironically cease in 2011, due to the disappearance of Daniel Lind Lagerlöf, the director.

The search for him lasted only two days and many suggest he fell off one of the steep cliffs and into the water at the Tjurpannans nature reserve, where the filming was taking place.

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18 Responses to “Camilla Lackberg”

  1. Denis Miller: 2 years ago

    I reside in Australia and have just finished “Trapped”. The frailties of the two leading characters was the glue that made the novel really enjoyable and look forward to any future collaborations involving the two. I am going to read your earlier works when I can find them. Well done Camilla.

  2. Gary: 2 years ago

    The Fjällbacka series can’t end like it did and I hope there is another installment of those wonderful books. Erica’s sister is in labor and that was a major cliff hanger.

    Is there any reason why these Fjällbacka books stopped?

  3. bev dickson: 2 years ago

    have just finished silver tears {wonderful} when will her next book hit the shelves?

  4. Gail Cleave: 3 years ago

    When do think you will finish the flack series, as the last one ended up with Ann bleeding, They are great but l hate it when you don’t finish the chapter and leave us in suspense, l gather that is to make us buy the next copy

  5. Sue McJunkin Bridge: 5 years ago

    I have been listening to Lackberg’s books and love them. I am about to begin The Lost Boy. To my great DISTRESS I see that there are no more Audible books after this one. PLEASE remedy this! They aren’t even available on Kindle.

  6. Sherry Parsons: 6 years ago

    Will camilla have another book come in 2018

  7. Kay Birkett: 6 years ago

    After “The Girl in the Woods” are there any new books in this series?

    • Graeme: 6 years ago

      Not yet

  8. Connie W. Stewart: 8 years ago

    Why isn’t The Stranger in the list? On Barnes and Noble it is listed as book 4 in the Fja series but The Gallows Bird is also listed as #4……. are they the same book? If not, which comes first?

  9. Lynne Garnham: 9 years ago

    I have just found the work of Camilla – books one and two have been ‘consumed’. Now I have to cross town to get book three from the city library as I dare not read book four beforehand. I will miss the back stories of the birth of Erica and Patrick’s child and why has Erica’s sister Anna moved back in with her violent husband. It is these back stories so cleverly tied in with the plot of each mystery that demand that I read them in sequence. Each book is complete in itself…. but curiosity gets the better of me. The English translation is flawless – I assume the original Swedish is the same. A trip to Sweden to take in the atmosphere of the region where the stories are set, and so vividly described, would be an amazing experience.

  10. johannascrochet: 9 years ago

    I have read all her novels except The Gallows Bird. She is one amazing author and I just love her books. Does the list above include all her writings? I don’t want to miss anything she writes.

  11. deana lawson: 9 years ago

    how is Fjallbacamorde pronounced

    • thinkwell: 7 years ago

      Fyell-back-KA moord-eh

  12. Candy Spurzem: 9 years ago

    The Stranger was previously published as the Gallows Bird- why the name change? USA publication dates don’t jive?

    • Rachel Freeman: 9 years ago

      The books are published first in Sweden. Then there’s a lag while they’re translated into English and then published in the USA. There’s usually a year’s lag time even with books that are first published in England or Australia, even though those don’t have to be translated.

    • Rachel Freeman: 9 years ago

      We listened to the first book on CD and then were wondering how it was spelled. It may be worth borrowing the book on CD at least long enough to learn how names are pronounced. Even the “common” ones are pronounced differently.

    • johannascrochet: 9 years ago

      It was?? So I have read all her books.

    • Connie W. Stewart: 8 years ago

      Thanks, that answers my question …;-)


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