Publication: NZ BookLovers

In Sweden, Camilla Lackberg is an all-round superstar: she is known as a TV dance idol – who twirled her way through Sweden’s version of “Let’s Dance” – as well as a cookbook and children’s book author, a part-owner of an upmarket jewellery company, the creator of the music production company “One Spoon Music,” and – surprisingly – also a songwriter, who has just written the lyrics to a new track by legendary ABBA musician and producer Benny Andersson.

To the rest of the world, Camilla Lackberg is better known for her ability to write compelling crime novels, and for being Scandinavia’s “Queen of Crime.” This tribute may be quite appropriate for this self-confessed Agatha Christie fan, whose novels have sold over 12 million books worldwide, and whose fame as Sweden’s top-selling author has even surpassed the popularity of Sweden’s other chart-topper, Stieg Larsson and his Millennium Trilogy.

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