Åsa Larsson was born and grew up in Kiruna, Sweden. She is a qualified lawyer and made her debut in 2003 with The Savage Altar
, which was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best debut novel. Its sequel, The Blood Spilt
, was chosen as Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004, as was The Second Deadly Sin
in 2011. Her novels have been adapted for television and will be shown in the UK on More 4 from January 19, 2018.