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The Dead of Summer (Anders Knutas Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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“One of Scandinavia’s best crime writers” —The London Times
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While vacationing on the Swedish island Gotland, a young father of two is shot on the beach while jogging. Assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson, who must lead the investigation while Anders Knutas is on vacation, is at a loss until another horrific crime is committed. Mari ...
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The Dead of Summer (Anders Knutas Series #5)

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Overview

“One of Scandinavia’s best crime writers” —The London Times
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While vacationing on the Swedish island Gotland, a young father of two is shot on the beach while jogging. Assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson, who must lead the investigation while Anders Knutas is on vacation, is at a loss until another horrific crime is committed. Mari Jungstedt successfully combines a thrilling, raw crime novel with a multilayered relational drama.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Mari Jungstedt creates the special atmosphere of Nordic crime–that land of snow and ice that fires our imagination.”—Jane Jakeman, The Independent

"There is an icy dispassionate grip to Jungstedt’s writing that recalls Henning Mankell."—Metro

"For some considerable time, cognoscenti of the best Scandinavian crime fiction have been aware that Mari Jungstedt’s Inspector Knutas novels are among the most rarefied and satisfying pleasures afforded by the field."—Barry Forshaw, author of Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction Writers

"The Dead of Summer is a well crafted crime fiction novel. The side stories and Jungstedt’s excellent characterizations contribute significantly to making the series interesting to follow. The ending is quite surprising and superb. Mari Jungstedt has once more written an excellent crime fiction and a book that you will greatly enjoy if you like a good, solid read with a smart, well thought-out plot!”—Nordic Bookblog

"The Dead of Summer is very much a timeless mystery novel."—EuroCrime, blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789187173202
  • Publisher: Stockholm Text
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Series: Anders Knutas Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 129,743
  • File size: 683 KB

Meet the Author

Mari Jungstedt has previously worked as a reporter on Swedish national public radio and television. She also had a brief career as a fashion model in New York City. Her novels featuring Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg are set on the island of Gotland, where Jungstedt resides during the summer months. Six titles have been the basis for Swedish movies. Mari Jungstedt lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and has two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Looks good

    I read the sumary and it looks spooky but really good.

    3 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I loved the setting and became very interested in all the characters. A real page turner. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Good story, fast read

    This is the first book I have read by this author. The chapters were short, so it held your interest through the twist and turns of the story. I would like to read more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2012

    ***

    I am still reading this book. The Nordic mysteries I have read so far seem to favor blending multiple story lines involving people that connect to each other in some way in the stories. I find this kind of story telling to be tedious at times and wondering where the author is trying to take me. At the same time it is a different way of writing a mystery which creates a larger story of events and interactions of people in a specific geographic area. In general - this style of writing is for a patient reader that does not require a feeling of "sitting on the edge of your seat" and is not in a hurry to get to the end of the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    I enjoyed this book very much as there were unexpected twists in

    I enjoyed this book very much as there were unexpected twists in the
    story. I also felt as if I knew the characters well by the end of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    Great Summer Read With A Twist

    Loved the story line, until the Epilogue, which begged for a whole new book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    This is the fifth in this series from Swedish author Mari Jungst

    This is the fifth in this series from Swedish author Mari Jungstedt and the second novel to be published in the US, which begins with the murder of Peter Bovide in the early morning hours as he jogged along the beach on Faro Island. Bovide was married and the father of two, and there are no clues other than the fact that apparently the murder weapon was a very old Russian gun.

    The case is assigned to D.S. Anders Knutas, 52 years old and head of the criminal division of the Visby police force, and D.I. Karin Jacobsson, as well as the other members of the squad: Thomas Wittberg, 28, with his “surfer looks and the Casanova of police headquarters; technician Erik Sohlman; and Lars Norby, the police spokesman, as well as the Swedish TV journalist Johan Berg and his cameraperson, Pia Lilja, as well as Johan’s significant other (and the mother of his adored one-year old daughter Ellin), whose relationship reaches a critical point during the course of the novel.

    The setting is primarily the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish equivalent of the US Martha’s Vineyard, as well as the nearby island of Faro. Whereas the last entry in the series, “Killer’s Art,” took place in the heart of winter, as the title suggests this one takes place in the middle of July. It isn’t difficult, though, to think that the title “The Dead of Summer” is also meant in more literal terms, as indeed it is. For the most part, p.o.v. alternates between the cops and the tv people, and their very different perspectives.

    Karin, 39 years old and single, has a bilingual cockatoo named Vincent. A dedicated cop, she shares the lead in the investigation, and does a very creditable job of it, not easy in a case with no apparent motive that they can discern, no clues, and no suspects. The plotting is very clever and kept this reader guessing until very near the end, when unpredictable events ramp up the suspense by a large quotient. The book is a very fast and entertaining read, highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Good book!

    It kept me interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Rather slow and uneventful

    I am generally rather fond of Nordic mysteries, but I found this work fell short. Lacking both action and mystery, it did not appeal to me as either a police procedural or as a mystery. The side story concerning the journalist was nothing but an annoying distraction, as it did little to advance the story. Doubtful that I would bother with another by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Dead of summer

    This book held my interest. I was surprised by the end. I didn't catch any hint of what one of the characters past was, so the writer gave me the impression that she was rushing the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Yay

    We need Temple Run! Rate this as good so we can get it onn Nook!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    I could not put it down! Great summer read.

    I could not put it down! Great summer read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great read!

    Been hearing quite a bit about this book recently, definitely stood up to expectations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Another great Nordic thriller. Stieg Larsson fans check it out!

    Another great Nordic thriller. Stieg Larsson fans check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Fantastic page turner from start to finish - great for summer!

    Fantastic page turner from start to finish - great for summer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    why are swedes so good at this?! very scary.

    why are swedes so good at this?! very scary.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 29, 2013

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    Posted August 22, 2012

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