Heidi Amsinck

Guilty. One word on a beggar’s cardboard sign. And now he is dead, stabbed in a wintry Copenhagen street, the second homeless victim in as many weeks.

Dagbladet reporter Jensen, stumbling across the body on her way to work, calls the only person she can think of – DI Henrik Jungersen, her married ex-lover.  The front page is an open goal, but nothing feels right… When a third body turns up, it seems certain that a serial killer is on the loose. But why pick on the homeless? And is the link to an old murder case just a coincidence?

374 pages


Denmark: Gutkind
Germany: Droemer Knaur
UK and Commonwealth: Muswell Press


‘The literary equivalent of curling up with a box set of The Bridge or The Killing.’
The Times / UK

‘A beautifully crafted, atmospheric debut.’
The Sun / UK

‘Streamlined Scandi sleuthing … a more than promising debut.’
Mark Sanderson, The Times Crime Club / UK

‘Simply put, it works … My Name is Jensen stands as a spirited novel and an enjoyable reading experience.’
Politiken / DK

‘Amsinck’s well-written crime novel debut has its obvious roots in the British tradition for a smooth plot.’
Jyllands-Posten  / DK

‘Very convincing … the author writes grippingly and manages, in few words, to evoke people and settings with precision. Spiritedly written, the novel oozes atmosphere.’
Kristeligt Dagblad / DK

“A both exciting and surprising mapping of the connection between the tragedy of the past and the murders we are now facing.”
Dagbladenes Bureau / DK

“Good beats … The pace of Heidi Amsinck’s debut novel, My Name is Jensen, is pleasantly moderate and the plot surprising”
Sunday /DK

“Exciting from the first page … Packed with good stories. Recommended for those who enjoy a good and well-written crime story.”
The Book Finch /DK

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