Simon Häggström is a police detective specialized on prostitution and human trafficking at the Department of National Operations (formerly the National Crime Agency). After graduating from the Stockholm Police Academy he worked as a narcotics officer in central Stockholm, but has focused on the sex trade since 2009. Simon is a well-known contributor to the public debate and a sought-after lecturer on the subject of prostitution and human trafficking, in Sweden as well as abroad. He has previously published the nonfiction books Shadow Law (2016) and Night City (2017).

In May 2019 his first novel, Those Who Ran, based on real events and the first in a series, is published by Harper Collins Nordic.


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Published books


New release: Those Who Ran

13 May 2019

”We face this darkness all of the time. We try to light a candle. Often it gets put out, but sometimes we succeed and get a flame. That’s a feeling that cannot be measured in money or wealth.” Simon Häggström and his book THOSE WHO RAN is on a six page-spread in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he talks about his work as a police within the Human Trafficking group...


Simon Häggström to Hedlund Agency

20 December 2018

In the spring of 2019 his first novel – based on real events and the first in a series – will be published in Sweden by Harper Collins Nordic. Now, he joins Hedlund Literary Agency.   Simon Häggström has been a detective for 10 years, specializing on prostitution and human trafficking. His first book, a nonfiction reportage on prostitution titled Shadow Law, was published in 2016 to much media buzz,...