The Dead of Summer

The Dead of Summer : Anders Knutas series 5

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'One of Scandinavia's best crime writers' The Times

Mari Jungstedt's compelling series of novels featuring Inspector Anders Knutas continues to go from strength to strength with The Dead of Summer, the fifth crime adventure set on the island of Gotland. Her trademark combination of rich characterisation, taut crime plots and the continuing unfolding drama of her series characters' lives add up to a mix that rivals Henning Mankell's Wallander series.

The murder of a jogger on the beach at Faro is an opportunity for Anders Knutas's newly-appointed deputy, Karin Jacobsson, to prove her worth while her boss is on holiday. But when a second body is discovered, murdered in the same style, Jacobsson's investigations point to a horrifying conclusion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 439.98g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552159956
  • 9780552159951
  • 126,617

About Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is one of the most successful crime fiction authors in Sweden, and has sold over 3 million copies of her books worldwide. Barry Forshaw writes that her Inspector Knutas novels are 'among the most rarefied and satisfying pleasures afforded by the field'. She has written nine novels set on the island of Gotland and featuring Knutas.

Mari lives in Stockholm with her husband and two children.
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Review quote

"The Killer's Art is a classic demonstration of just why Mari Jungstedt is held in such high esteem; in Tiina Nunally's adroit translation, the prose has a stripped-down, utterly functional quality that is perfectly at the service of the carefully orchestrated plot. Writers such as Henning Mankell may outsell Jungstedt in the UK, but - if there is any justice - she will not remain caviar to the general" * Barry Forshaw * "Jungstedt is the real deal... The plot is clever, the characters believable and the solution shocking. Jungstedt gets better and better" * The Times *
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Review Text

"Jungstedt is the real deal... The plot is clever, the characters believable and the solution shocking. Jungstedt gets better and better"
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Back cover copy

The jogger ran north along the water's edge, the sand heavy underfoot after the night's rain. In the distance he saw a figure walking towards him. Suddenly the person stumbled and fell. Feeling uneasy, he ran forward.

'Are you all right?'

The face that turned towards him was expressionless, the eyes cold. Then he saw the muzzle of the gun. It was pointed straight at him. He sank to his knees; everything in his mind went still ...
Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas has gone on holiday leaving Karin Jacobsson, his new deputy, in charge. Can she overcome the resentments within her team and solve this seemingly motiveless murder? Or will the killer strike again?

'Mari Jungstedt creates the special atmosphere of Nordic crime - that land of snow and ice that fires our imagination' Jane Jakeman, Independent
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Rating details

1,319 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 17% (219)
4 40% (524)
3 35% (457)
2 7% (95)
1 2% (24)
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