Johan Theorin is a journalist and author, born in 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Throughout his life, Johan Theorin has been a regular visitor to the island of Ã–land in the Baltic sea. His motherâ€™s familyâ€“sailors, fishermen and farmersâ€“have lived there for centuries, nurturing the islandâ€™s legacy of strange tales and folklore.
Echoes from the Dead is Theorinâ€™s first novel. In 2007 it was voted Best First Mystery Novel by the authors and critics of the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy, and it has been sold to twenty countries. His second novel, The Darkest Room, was voted the Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2008 and won the Glass Key award in 2009. The Darkest Room awarded the 2010 CWA International Dagger. "The Quarry", was published by Transworld Publishers in 2011. The books form three quarters of a loose quartet of novels set on the island of Ã–land.
He still resides in Gothenburg.