Helena Halme grew up in Tampere, central Finland, and moved to the UK at the age of 22 via Stockholm and Helsinki. She spent the first ten years in Britain being a Navy Wife and working as journalist and translator for the BBC.
Helena now lives in North London, loves Nordic Noir and writes Scandinavian and military fiction. Her latest novel, The Navy Wife, is a sequel to her best-selling novel, The Englishman.
Helena has published two other novels, Coffee and Vodka, and The Red King of Helsinki.