Raili & Ylva

The second book in the Raili & Ylva series, A Debt To The Devil, is currently being translated into English and will be available soon.


Breathtaking challenges, friendship, humor and bizarre murders are some of the tidbits in this cozy yet thrilling mystery series!

I hope you will like it!


And Her Eyes Were Blue (Hennes ögon blå, available in Swedish (book & audio), English (book), French (book), Polish (book & audio) and Danish (book & audio))

Despite her prosaic view of her involuntary single life and her weight problem, Raili, the head librarian of Valludden’s main library, is fascinated by the mysterious turmoil plaguing the six houses by the lake in Lövaren. Together with her neighbor, the oddball Olofsson, Raili begins an investigation that not only to Olofsson’s death, break-ins and an uncomfortable realization about the process of human decomposition, but also to her running for her life from a maniacal killer with dark powers.

A Debt To The Devil (Gäld till djävulen, available in Swedish (book & audio), Danish (book) and soon English (book))

Raili, who survived the hell of Lövaren with only a broken foot and six months of therapy, wanted nothing more than to enjoy her quiet single life and her job as head librarian in Valludden, and she would have if Ylva hadn’t gone mad. Together with her uptight colleague Solveig, Raili discovers that Ylva’s condition is linked to the dysfunctional Legho family. In order to save Ylva’s life, the three librarians have to confront the Leghos on their farm in the wastelands of the fejld on Christmas Eve of all days. Stuck on the farm in a fierce snowstorm, they realize that getting involved with someone who is in debt to the devil is a big mistake.

The Room (Rummet, available in Swedish (book & audio))

When Ylva’s seventy-year-old mother puts her house up for sale and disappears, it doesn’t take Raili and Ylva long to track her to a religious sect in a godforsaken mansion deep in the forests of Bohuslän. When the two librarians infiltrate the sect, they discover that things there are much worse than they imagined, and that the saying “getting inside someone’s head” has a very different and rather dangerous meaning. If people get the chance to live out their biggest dreams and fantasies, you better stay away, Raili and Ylva realize – too late.

Whirlwind (Virvelvind, available in Swedish (book & audio))

In the fourth book about the librarians Raili and Ylva, Raili’s earlier terrible experiences catch up with her, and in her fall she not only loses her mind, her purpose and her footing, but also almost loses her best friend Ylva.

Embittered, swallowing various psychotropic drugs and twenty anxiety-pounds lighter, Raili is forced off her sofa and into a hostel on an island on the Swedish west coast. Easter dinner and socializing are on the agenda, storms and murders are the order of the day. Raili, Ylva and Solveig find themselves isolated on a remote part of Skipö, where the rain drums against the windows and a warming fire burns in the stove. In the company of more or less sympathetic guests, love germinates under the threatening haze of jealousy. A strange death the summer before is discussed, and when one of the guests dies, Raili senses trouble. Are the two retired lecturers as meek as they seem, and what secrets are the couple running the inn really hiding? Was the woman who died on the beach last year murdered, and does that mean the guest was murdered too? Most likely, Raili concludes, and in her eagerness to prove her thesis, she sets a ball rolling that can no longer be stopped.

In Whirlwind, Raili and Ylva land in the middle of the macabre drama of Whodunnit. They are stranded on a storm-tossed island, along with a corpse, a landlord and landlady, two lecturers and a bunch of librarians – and one of them is a murderer.