Åsa Larsson is the author of the Rebecka Martinsson novels, of which Oprah.com raved “ a crime fighter who has all the needed gut instincts;” calling them "Mysteries Every Thinking Woman Should Read.” Larsson was born in Kiruna, Sweden. Before becoming a full-time writer she worked as a tax lawyer. Her novel The Savage Altar was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers’ Association prize for best debut. The Blood Spilt was chosen as the Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2004. Until Thy Wrath Be Past was a finalist for the 2012 CWA International Dagger Award. Larsson's novels have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Her latest book, The Second Deadly Sin, will be available on August 12th.