Synopses & Reviews
In this atmospheric and unforgettable sequel to Midwinter Blood, the elusive, tough-as-nails Swedish police superintendent Malin Fors returns.
In the midst of the hottest summer anyone can recall, a sweltering heat wave and raging forest fires plague the small Swedish burg of Linköping. Things get especially hot for police superintendent Malin Fors when a teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, incapable of recollecting how she came to such a state. Then the corpse of a teenage girl turns up on a lakeside beach. For Malin, the divorced, thirty-four-year-old mother of a teenage daughter, the case is worse than a nightmare--it's personal.
Dark and brooding, with a protagonist who has earned Kallentoft's novels a global readership, Summer Death is cutting-edge crime fiction that will keep you thirsting for more.
“Kallentoft writes vividly and harshly.” The Washington Times
“One of those books that will keep you up throughout the night. . . Make room on your shelf--and calendar--for this one.” Bookreporter
“Readers will look forward to the next three volumes.” Publishers Weekly
“Edgy.” Library Journal
“Complex, heartfelt.” Kirkus Reviews
“Don't bother with Stieg Larsson... Kallentoft is better.” Magnus Utvik
In the acclaimed Malin Fors series, every season is perfect for murder.
The tiny town that Detective Malin Fors calls home is plagued by a sweltering heat wave and resulting raging forest fires. It is the hottest summer anyone can recall, and it’s about to become the most violent and grim, too. A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park, without any recollection of what has happened to her. Next, another grisly discovery is made on a lakeside beach, and the whole town is on edge. A serial killer walks among them, and while the families of Linköping withdraw to protect their young, Malin must uncover the secrets behind these crimes, potentially putting herself and her own family at risk in the process.
About the Author
Mons Kallentoft is the author of the internationally acclaimed crime fiction series featuring Malin Fors. The series has been translated into twenty-six languages and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.