Bestselling Danish novelist Elsebeth Egholm was a student of music as a performer at The Royal Academy of Music and at the Department of Musicology at the University of Aarhus. She also attened the Danish School of Journalism and spent some years working for a daily newspaper. By 1992 she was living with future husband, the late British author Philip Nicholson (aka A.J. Quinnell), on the Maltese island of Gozo, working as a freelance writer.

Elsebeth began making a name for herself as the author of a string of well crafted short stories published in women’s magazines in Denmark and other Nordic countries. Her first novel The Free Women’s Club was published in 1999 to unanimous acclaim. With her following novels Scirocco (2000) and Opium (2001) she moved into the darker corners of family and marriage, and combined a fullgrown plot with an engaging dose of international suspense.

In 2002, she introduced full time journalist and part time sleuth Dicte Svendsen in Hidden Errors. By the second and third book in the series, Own Risk (2004) and Personal Damage (2005), both author and heroine were well known and highly treasured in Elsebeth’s homeland, with Personal Damage optioned to be a movie. Next of Kin was published in 2006, dramatically outselling the previous novels.

Currently Elsebeth divides her time between living in Aarhus, Denmark and the Maltese island of Gozo.