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Born: Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Thisted, Denmark
Publishing Name(s): Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen
Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen is a teacher from Denmark, teaching English at upper secondary level. In her spare time she reads and writes crime fiction in English and Danish, and in 2010 she sold her first flash stories to American magazines or publishers. One story appeared in Discount Noir (edited by Ste Weddle & Patricia Abbott). Since then she has published two collections of flash fiction, Candied Crime (humour) and Liquorice Twists (a bit darker). Her bestsellers are the romantic ghost story Heather Farm (suspense plus romance in the Dunes near the Danish west coast) and the cosy novel The Cosy Knave (European title: Murder deLight).
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After some years as a teacher, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen has embarked on a new career as a writer of crime fiction. She lives in Denmark, near the North Sea, and she writes mysteries in English as well as her native language.
In 2010 she sold her first stories to American magazines and publishers. She set out writing some cosy mysteries and collections of short stories. Her most popular cosy is Murder deLight (also titled The Cosy Knave) - a humorous and cosy novel featuring village constable Archibald Penrose and his plucky fiancée, the librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.
In 2012 she published her first serious psychological mystery, Anna Märklin's Family Chronicles, a bestseller set in Denmark. Anna Märklin is a standalone, whereas her latest book, North Sea Cottage is the first in a planned series about the amateur detective and writer Tora Skammelsen from an isolated village in Jutland. The Tora Skammelsen series has been well received in Denmark, and more stories will be published soon.
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