Smart suspense and multilayered characters
Rights and awards
Lone Theils was born in the Western part of Denmark and spent a great deal of her childhood at the library reading both fiction and especially Tintin albums while dreaming of becoming a reporter and travel the world. At the age of 25 she became a journalist and started working in London as a foreign correspondent for Berglinske Tidene, Politiken, Denmark’s Radio and TV2, covering events from terror attacks to peace negociations in Northern Ireland and the death of Princess Diana.
The debut novel, Fatal Crossing, came out in 2015 and recieved great critical acclaim and was sold for publication to 15 countries. In 2018 the option for the first three books in the Nora Sand series was bought for development into a tv-series.
The protagonist Nora Sand is, like Lone, a foreign correspondent in London with a love of kickboxing, cooking and listening to Billie Holiday. Nora is strong and stubborn and a hardworking clever journalist, who does not shy away from trouble – unless of course they happen in her private life.
Most of Lone’s stories are inspired by true crime, a genre that has fascinated her since she was much too young to be reading this kind of books. And the twenty years in journalism always comes in handy both when it comes to reseach and writing. The international succes made Lone leave London and settle down in Denmark, where she now writes full time. She is also still used frequntly as a commentator on British politics and society by both television and radio and she also writes for the internet magazine POV International and occationally comments for the BBC as well.
In her spare time she kickboxes and she swims most mornings in the ocean all year round.
In 2017 Lone was nominated for the Martha Price, a price given to the reader’s favourite author in Danmark and the same year she was nominated as the reader’s favourite at Krimimessen in Horsens.
The Nora Sand series
2019 – Hushed Up (Stilleleg), thriller
2018 – The Witch Boy (Heksedrengen), thriller
2016 – The Blue Poet’s Wife (Den blå digters kone), thriller
2015 – Fatal Crossing (Pigerne fra Englandsbåden), thriller
2020 – Undermined (Undergravet), crime novel (part 2, Homecoming series)
2019 – Missing (Savnet), crime novel (part 1, Homecoming series)
2018 – Homecoming, crime audio novel, Storytel Original
2018 – Journalistic long read for BBC’s web about the case against Peter Madsen
2017 – 87 Seconds (87 sekunder), radio crime story, in collaboration with Danish Radio
2015 – Globetrotter, biography on Jens Bjerre
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