Geir Tangen (b. 1970) is from Øystese in Hardanger but has lived in Haugesund since 1996.
He trained as a general education teacher and has worked in lower secondary schools since 1996. He has also worked as a freelance journalist for radio, TV and newspapers since 1990, and writes short stories in addition to his crime novels.
He self-published his first crime novel, Maestro, in January 2016 and it was an immediate success. The book was nominated for the Maurits Hansen “New Blood” Prize in 2017 and for two crime prizes in the Netherlands the following year. Heartbreaker was published in 2017, and the final book in the series, Dead Man’s Tango, was published in 2018. The trilogy about Viljar Ravn Gudmundsson and Lotte Skeisvoll has been translated into several languages. He has written a number of crime stories for both young people and adults in recent years that have been published in various anthologies.
In the summer of 2019, he started work on a brand new crime series. The first book, Hour of the Wolf, was published in 2021.