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“The latest hot Swedish import.”—Entertainment Weekly

“One of those books that will keep you up throughout the night...Make room on your shelf—and calendar—for this one.”—Bookreporter.com

Police superintendent Malin Fors returns in this chilling third novel from the critically acclaimed author of Midwinter Blood, the first in the series and “a splendid representative of the Swedish crime novel, in all its elegance and eeriness” (Booklist, starred review).

Autumn rains are pouring down on the Swedish countryside, but it’s the discovery of a brutally stabbed body floating facedown in the moat of Skogså Castle that chills one town to the bone. Jerry Petersson, the castle’s new owner and a notoriously ruthless lawyer and entrepreneur, is now, shall we say, permanently out of business. Meanwhile, Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the local police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into her town’s history and her own family’s past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too.

Photograph by Mia Carlsson

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.

“Kallentoft writes vividly and harshly.”

– The Washington Times

“Readers will look forward to the next three volumes in the series.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Edgy.”

– Library Journal

“Complex, heartfelt.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Don't bother with Stieg Larsson... Kallentoft is better.”

– Magnus Utvik, Sweden's leading literary critic

“…psychologically gripping…well-drawn characters help propel the plot to an exciting climax.”

– Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing.... Recommended for fans of literary psychological procedurals like those by Elizabeth George and Lars Keplar."

– Booklist, Print review

"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 BloodSummertime Death, and Autumn Killing. I loved them all, particularly for the way Kallentoft gives a voice to his victims."

– Alex Gray, author of Sleep Like the Dead

More books from this author: Mons Kallentoft

More books in this series: The Malin Fors Thrillers