NORDIC NOIR AT ITS BEST
A cold Sunday morning, art gallery owner Egon Wallin is found murdered and hanged on the medieval city wall of Visby. When his death is connected to the theft of a famous painting, the reader is brought into the exclusive Swedish art world, and an underworld of prostitution and drugs.
Killer’s Art is set in the picturesque yet uncanny island Gotland, the Swedish equivalent to Martha’s Vineyard. In this hair-raising story, superintendant Anders Knutas is facing one of the toughest investigations in his career.
Intelligent plots and fast-paced, excruciating suspense, have made Mari Jungstedt one of Sweden’s most beloved authors. With over three million copies sold, Jungstedt is the second bestselling crime-in-translation author for Random House, UK.
“One of the best writers of Scandinavian crime fiction.”
“This is excellent Scandinavian noir, as first popularized by Steig Larsson, and a beautifully written addition to the genre.”
★“Tightly written and twisty crime novel … well crafted.”
★ “Jungstedt’s beautifully written fourth novel… a noir novel that exposes the vicissitudes of a society in which cheating the system has become the norm.”
“Killer’s Art is a classic demonstration of just why Mari Jungstedt is held in such high esteem.”
–Barry Forshaw, UK’s #1 crime critic
“Jungstedt delivers an excellent clammy atmosphere and a constant premonition of weird deaths to come. She’s becoming one of Scandinavia’s best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field.”
—The London Times
Translated by: Tiina Nunnally