Jesper Stein was born in Aarhus, Denmark. He began his writing career as a journalist and covered the Balkan war, and catastrophes in Africa. He also spent 10 years interviewing lauded fiction writers, such as John le Carre, Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Peter Hoeg, Peter James, PD James, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami. He made his literary debut in 2012 with the crime novel, Unrest - the first in the Axel Steen series. He has received massive attention for his sharp eye for detail, rich and innovative plotting and confident prose. Praised by critics as a writer who will keep readers on the edge of their seat, Stein has positioned himself as one of the most talented authors of crime fiction in Scandinavia.
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