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If you’re looking for the Greenland crime stories about Constable David Maratse, the Arctic thrillers featuring Konstabel Fenna Brongaard, police procedurals with Sergeant Petra “Piitalaat” Jensen, or other exciting titles, you’ll find them all here.

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The Greenland Trilogy featuring Konstabel Fenna Brongaard of the Sirius Sledge Patrol. There are three books in this adrenaline-fueled action series set in Greenland. The Ice Star also features Constable David Maratse from Seven Graves, One Winter. The Greenland Trilogy includes:

The Ice Star, In the Shadow of the Mountain and The Shaman’s House

The Greenland Crime Series featuring retired Police Constable David Maratse, with Sergeant Petra Piitalaat Jensen. There are currently three books in this international mystery and crime series set in Greenland.

The Greenland Crime series includes:

Seven Graves, One Winter, Blood Floe and We Shall Be Monsters

The Arctic Short Story Series featuring Constable David Maratse. Each novella is between 60 and 80 pages, and explores a case from Maratse’s past, prior to events in The Greenland Trilogy and The Greenland Crime Series. The Arctic Short Story series includes:

Katabatic, Container, Tupilaq, The Last Flight, The Heart that was a Wild Garden, Qivittoq, The Thunder Spirits (coming soon) and Iluliaq (coming soon)

The Dark Advent Series featuring Police Commissioner Petra
Piitalaat Jensen. Set several years in the future, the Dark Advent books feature many of the characters from earlier books, including Gaba Alatak and Atii Napa.

The Dark Advent series includes:

The Calendar Man and The Twelfth Night

The Polarpol Series features native Icelander Hákon Sigurdsson and other characters, assigned to a Polar Task Force, plagued by politics and a cast of international adversaries as they assist local police forces to clear up crimes across the Arctic. There are 9 books planned for the series including:

Northern Light, Mountain Ghost (coming soon) and Winter Bounty (coming soon)

The Wild Crime Series featuring father and daughter Jon and Emma Østergård is set in Denmark and further afield. The wild crime books follow wildlife biologist Jon Østergård as he struggles to help humans come to terms with wild packs of wolves. The wild crime series includes:

Paint the Devil and Lost in the Woods

The Danish Crime Series featuring Scottish-born Danish detective Freja Hansen. Set partly in Scotland, but mostly in Denmark, the series follows Freja’s early career as a detective in Sønderborg, southern Denmark. The series begins with an introductory novella set in the Highlands of Scotland, and includes:

Fell Runner and Blackout Ingénue (coming soon)

Stand Alone Crime Novellas featuring bank robbers in Australia, and an Audrey Hepburn-fixated ballet dancer turned serial killer in Copenhagen. These stories explore different themes with the potential for expansion into longer works and series in the future. The small catalogue of novellas (and one children’s book – not crime) includes:

Pulp Driver, Danish Design and The Starlighter (middle grade+)

The Greenlander Series introduces undercover Greenland cop Eko Simigaq. Eko’s spends his life in the shadowy world of drugs and organised crime, surviving on his wits and an uncanny talent to blend in. His success is often tempered with a concern: just how deep is Eko’s cover? There are currently 2 books planned in The Greenlander series:

Narkotika (August 2019) and The Greenlander (December 2019)


My books are full of my words, the covers are predominantly my own, and now I’m going to add my own voice to my stories.

I’m about to take the first steps on an exciting journey, and I hope you’ll tag along.

While I plug the last holes in the studio, absorb everything I can about narration, take some lessons, make tonnes of mistakes… yes, when all that is done I’ll be sure to update this page with more information, and the links to my future audiobooks.

Until then, I’ll leave you with a couple of covers.

Giving Back

I worked as a teacher in remote Arctic communities in Greenland, and fell in love with the spirit and drive of the Greenlandic kids I met in school, at the kaffemik (birthday parties), at local events, squeezed into helicopters, and, not least, at the school dog sledge race!

I’m giving back to the kids that made my life “interesting” (for interesting read equal parts inspiring and exasperating) through the sale of my novella The Heart that was a Wild Garden, featuring Constable David Maratse. I’m giving 100% of the royalties for sales of ebooks and paperbacks. It’s also possible for readers and visitors to my page to give directly to the Association for Greenlandic Children via the button below. Please be aware that the donation page is in Greenlandic and Danish.

But, if you haven’t read The Heart that was a Wild Garden allow me to present it briefly here. This book is the 5th in the series of novellas (about 70 pages each) in which we follow Constable David Maratse prior to events in The Ice Star and Seven Graves, One Winter.

The Heart that was a Wild Garden

When a young couple bring home a newborn baby, Police Constable David Maratse must take care of their challenging nine-year-old girl before the family self-destructs.

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Pen Names

There are a lot of myths to publishing, and I am as guilty as the next author for believing them. I also read a lot about author branding when studying for my Master of Arts in Professional Writing. I have branded Christoffer Petersen as a writer of crime and thrillers set in Greenland, and I am happy with that. But crime and thrillers are not the only books I read or write. I enjoy all kinds of books, from fantasy to science fiction, non-fiction environmental books, and books full of zombies. I enjoy writing in some of those genres too, but I believed that I would hurt my brand if I wrote apocalyptic fiction as Christoffer Petersen, or if I jumped into hyperspace instead of onto an ice floe. So I created a couple of pen names for the purpose of exploring other genres. If I was to start from scratch I might write everything under one name, but I am kind of attached to Zoe McGuire and her apocalyptic fiction, and Bran Nicholls’ science fiction stories. So, in an attempt to blow my cover, here are the links to my pen name books and pages, including a few real names in between.

Chris Paton writes Steampunk and Fantasy stories, including the The Steampunk Adventures of Hanover & Singh. Chris Paton’s books include:

Metal Emissary, Slow Demons, Khronos, Djinn, and more.

Chris Petersen writes Middle Grade and Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy stories, including:

The Starlighter, and more.

Christopher Paton writes non-fiction travel and adventure books, including:

Life is Good FOLLOW US: A family kayak odyssey 7,300 km from Copenhagen to Istanbul

Bran Nicholls writes Science Fiction stories, including:

Enter the Shroud, Warriors of Phunda, and more.

Zoe McGuire writes Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic fiction set in Alaska, including:

End of the Line, and more.


Christoffer Petersen

Christoffer Petersen lives in southern Denmark. He grew up on Jack London stories and devoured any book to do with the Arctic and dog sledging. In 2006 he encouraged his Danish wife to move to Greenland and spent seven years learning about the one of the most exciting countries and cultures in the world.

While in Greenland, Chris started writing crime stories and thrillers set in Greenland and the Arctic. He graduated from Falmouth University with a Master of Arts in Professional Writing in 2015, shortly after moving back to Denmark. Chris makes a living writing about Greenland.

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