Swedish title: I denna stilla natt

Series: The Gotland series

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 17-09-2004


Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. UNSEEN is the second book in her Gotland series.

The brutal death of former news photographer Henry “Flash” Dahlström awakens the otherwise sleepy, winter-covered island of Gotland. Dahlström was an alcoholic and a regular on the park benches. His death comes after a significant win at the local racetracks, giving credibility to the theory that he was killed for money, most likely by one of the seedy characters from his new social circle. Just as Inspector Anders Knutas becomes embroiled in the Dahlström murder case, 14-year-old Fanny Jansson goes missing. Fanny works at a local stable, and when a co-worker from the USA leaves the country, all suspicions move in that direction. The unlikely turn in the case comes when pictures of Fanny turn up in Dahlström’s dark room.

The picturesque island of Gotland, a couple of hours south of Stockholm in the Baltic Sea, is known for its spectacular scenery and wild weather. The isolation of the island is the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that even when you’re alone, 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 investigate violent crimes which take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the Gotland citizens they serve to protect.

Rights sold

Danish: People's Press
Dutch: Signatuur
English (UK): Transworld UK
Estonian: Tänapäev Publishers
Finnish: Otava Publishing
German: Heyne
Latvian: Media Incognito
Norwegian: Schibsted
Polish: Bellona
Spanish: Maeva

Johanna Lindborg
Johanna Lindborg

Head of Agency | Fiction & Narrative Non-Fiction, Film & TV


+46 737 12 92 02

Full profile