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The fifth season

The fifth season

Kallentoft, Mons, 1968- author

It's early May when a young family out on a forest walk stumble upon a heavily mutliated body. The female corpse is in eerily good condition, and signs of torture are all too visible. Inspector Malin Fors immediately draws parallels between this case and that of Maria Murvall, the young woman who was found raped and brutally beaten in the forest several years ago. Maria has been living as a mute in the local psychiatric hospital ever since the attack, and Malin is haunted by her inability to help her. In the course of her investigation, Malin meets with a psychologist who tells her about another similar case, and suddenly Maria appears to be a small piece of a much bigger puzzle

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories. Fiction in Translation.
Published London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Mons Kallentoft
ISBN: 1444776304, 9781444776300
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Physical Description: 528 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Fors, Malin (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Linköping (Sweden) Fiction.

Author note

Mons Kallentoft grew up in a working-class household in the provincial town of Linkoping, Sweden, where the Malin Fors series is set. Before becoming a writer, he worked in journalism and is also a keen food critic. His first novel, Pesetas, was awarded the Swedish equivalent of the Whitbread Award. He has been married to Karolina for over 20 years, and they live in Stockholm with their daughter and son.

His novels are translated into English by Neil Smith.

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