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The Fifth Season (Malin Fors)


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The gripping fifth installment in the internationally bestselling Malin Fors series, perfect for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction.

About the Author

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 wife Karolina for over 20 years, and they live in Stockholm with their daughter and son.His novels are translated into English by Neil Smith.


Kallentoft's experiments with language have created a challenging, unique style. The victims' thoughts, hopes and memories are a constant reminder of their fate, while short, often repetitive phrases increase the tension in a graphically, often sickeningly, violent exploration of "shameful, terrible, vile crimes" against women. The Fifth Season is atmospheric, disturbing and memorable. - Sydney Morning HeraldOne of the best-realised female heroines I've read by a male writer. - GuardianKallentoft's books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why. - Literary ReviewMeditative. Dark. Really, really cold . . . This is a worthy successor to Larsson's Millenium trilogy. - Booklist Starred Review

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