Palle Rosenkrantz

Born in Helsingør in 1867, author, translator and lawyer Palle Rosenkrantz became the godfather of Danish crime with his 1903 novel, Hvad Skovsøen gemte (The Forest Lake Mystery). He also worked for the newspaper Politiken and wrote manuscripts for silent films. He died in 1941.

The Palle Rosenkrantz Prize is named after him and is awarded each year to the best crime novel published in Danish.