Muswell Press acquires Amsinck's 'beautifully constructed, propulsive' thriller

Muswell Press acquires Amsinck's 'beautifully constructed, propulsive' thriller

Muswell Press has acquired world rights for My Name is Jensen by BBC Radio 4 short story writer Heidi Amsinck, for publication in August 2021. 

The synopsis reads: "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 her ex-lover DI Henrik Jungersen. As, inevitably, old passions are rekindled, so are old regrets, and that is just the start of Jensen’s troubles. 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? With her teenage apprentice Gustav, Jensen soon finds herself putting everything on the line to discover exactly who is guilty..."

Sarah and Kate Beal, co-owners of Muswell Press commented: "Heidi is a wonderfully compelling and accomplished writer. Having commissioned her collection of short stories, Last Train to Helsingør for our launch list in 2017, we are delighted to welcome Heidi back with her first full-length book. This is a beautifully constructed, propulsive thriller, rich with character, loaded with atmosphere and, utterly gripping. A compelling start to what promises to be a stellar new crime series."

Amsinck said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be publishing My Name is Jensen, my first full-length foray into the twilight zone of my beloved Copenhagen. It is a great pleasure to be working once more with the amazing Sarah and Kate Beal of Muswell Press, without whose wonderful eye, wisdom and encouragement this book would not have come into being."

Amsinck was born in Copenhagen and was a London Correspondent for the Danish media. She has written stories for BBC Radio 4, including the story sets Danish Noir, Copenhagen Confidential and Copenhagen Curios, all read by Tim McInnerney. Her first collection of stories, Last Train to Helsingør, was published by Muswell Press in 2018.