The Dead of Summer

Swedish title: I denna ljuva sommartid

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 21-08-2007

The Dead of Summer

Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. THE DEAD OF SUMMER is the fifth book in her Gotland series.

North of Gotland, the smaller island of Gotska Sandön is the most isolated island in the Baltic Sea. THE DEAD OF SUMMER begins with the murder of a father of small children, and is the first major case for assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson to solve while Anders Knutas is away on holiday. Reporter Johan Berg follows the investigation along with the police team, while at the same time doing everything in his power to win back his love, Emma Winarve.

Gotland’s spectacular scenery, wild weather and the isolation of the island make it the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that someone is watching you. The series follows Inspector Anders Knutas, who has worked for the Visby police force for thirty years. He has an ailing marriage, and harbours secret feelings for his co-worker Karin Jacobsson, a bundle of energy who is strangely secretive about her private life. Knutas and Jacobsson’s investigations take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the Gotland citizens they serve to protect.

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