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Summertime Death

Summertime Death

As the temperature in Sweden reaches a record-breaking 45 degrees, forest fires break out. All those who have failed to escape Linkoping for the summer take shelter indoors, shocked and paralysed by the heat.

However, when a teenage girl is discovered naked and bleeding in the local park, it is clear that the raging heat is not the only plague affecting the town.

Then a second girl is found dead.

Alarmed by the fact that the victims are the same age as her daughter, Tove, detective Malin Fors will work round-the-clock to capture the perpetrator. But as every lead comes to nothing, it is as though the oppressive heat is clogging up the wheels of her investigation. And time is not on Malin’s side . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 10th May 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444721591

Reviews

The strengths of this complex and excellent novel include realistic dialogue, thorough characterisation and concern for social issues
<i>New Zealand Listener</i>
The strengths of this complex and excellent novel include realistic dialogue, thorough characterisation and concern for social issues
<i>New Zealand Listener</i>
He has a completely unique style, an exquisite narrative that you drink in with pleasure . . . I'm convinced: a crime novel doesn't get much more beautiful than this
Kristian Stadsbladet
My current favourite among the Scandinavian crime writers is another Swede, Mons Kallentoft. So far, three of his Malin Fors books have been translated into English: Midwinter Sacrifice, Summertime Death and Autumn Killing. I loved them all, particularly for the way Kallentoft gives a voice to his victims.
Alex Gray, author of <i>Sleep Like the Dead</i>
Don't bother with Stieg Larsson, Kallentoft is better
Magnus Utvik, Sweden's leading critic
The highest suspense
Camilla Lackberg, international bestselling author of <i>The Stonecutter</i>
One of the best-realised female heroines I've read by a male writer
<i>Guardian</i>