The book was short-listed for the Scandinavian Glass Key Prize while competing against The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and received the 2008 Harald Mogensen award for best crime novel. It has been translated into ten languages and there are more than two million copies in print. The Boy in the Suitcase was translated into English in 2011. The book was reviewed by Sarah Weinman as "among one of the best crime novels of the year".
Agnete Friis also works as a journalist, and has also published children and adolescent literature.
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