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"One of Scandinavia's best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field". (The Times). It's summer on Gotland and an international group of archaeology students are excavating an ancient Viking site. The camaraderie and holiday spirits of the group are shattered when one of their number, a Dutch student called Martina, disappears. Rumours abound about a secret relationship she was having with someone on the island, but is her disappearance simply a lover's intrigue? When the body of a horse is discovered in a local farmer's field, other rumours begin to circulate. The horse had been decapitated and the head has vanished. As Inspector Knutas begins his investigation, echoes from Gotland's Viking past begin to trouble his search. When Martina's naked body is found hanging from a tree, with what look like ritualistic markings on her skin, there can be little further question. Someone is calling to the old Gods of Gotland. Martina has been killed according to the Viking ritual of the three-fold death, and the one thing the ritual points to is that more deaths will follow.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 32mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0552158895
  • 9780552158893
  • 112,200

Review quote

"Jungstedt delivers excellent clammy atmosphere and a constant premonition of weird deaths to come. She's becoming one of Scandinavia's best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field." The Timesshow more

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.show more

Back cover copy

'There's something known as the "threefold death". . . When the victim suffered a death by hanging, stabbing and drowning, it was thought that each was dedicated to one of three different gods.' It is summer on Gotland and an international group of archaeology students are excavating an ancient Viking site. The camaraderie and holiday spirit of the group is shattered when one of their number, a Dutch student called Martina, disappears. As Inspector Knutas begins his investigation, echoes from Gotland's Viking past begin to trouble the search. When Martina's naked body is found hanging from a tree, with ritualistic markings on her skin, there can be little further question. Someone is calling to the old Gods of Gotland - and her death will be only the beginning.show more

Review Text

"Jungstedt delivers excellent clammy atmosphere and a constant premonition of weird deaths to come. She's becoming one of Scandinavia's best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field."show more

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1,526 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 17% (263)
4 38% (583)
3 35% (539)
2 8% (116)
1 2% (25)
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