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The Dead of Summer (Anders Knutas #5)

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Mari Jungstedt’s compelling series of novels featuring Inspector Anders Knutas continues to go from strength to strength with, The Dead of Summer, the fifth crime adventure set on the island of Gotland. Her trademark combination of rich characterisation, taut crime plots and the continuing unfolding drama of her series characters’ lives add up to a mix that rivals Henning...more
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Published May 5th 2011 by Random House Audio Books (first published 2007)
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A typical Scandinavian crime novel. Imaginative settings on the island Gotland that lays in the Baltic sea outside of Sweden. This is a book I would recommend. Fast paced, original in its genre and with unexpected twists. I also think the translator did a good job with this one and that is very important to me. There are so many bad translations out there, honestly I almost stopped reading books in translation for this reason and that is a true shame. I think that the Scandinavian crime novels a...more
Murder comes to a peaceful campsite, a body is discovered in the sea, the Summer is tainted and Knutas cancels his holiday to resume control of the investigation.

This is now the 5th episode of crimes on and around Gotland that are available in the UK. We meet familiar characters, their stories are advanced but the crime fails to be solved.

The mystery seems to be linked to events some 20 years before, it is one of the oldest motives for murder, revenge, but what horrors occurred in the past and w...more
Kolejna powieść Mari Jungstedt, po którą sięgnąłem po przerwie, tradycyjnie rozgrywa się na Gotlandii. Tym razem autorce udało się osiągnąć nieco lepszy poziom, niż ostatnio (“Umierający dandys”), niestety jednak wciąż akcja nie dorównuje pierwszym tomom cyklu.

W “Słodkim lecie” pod warstwą kryminalną oglądamy ciąg dalszy problemów codziennego życia komisarza Knutasa i dziennikarza Berga. Z tym, że ten drugi jest tu znacznie ważniejszy, i na całe szczęście, bo Knutas ma życie tak samo nudne, jak...more
Dva a pol hviezdicky. Kniha zacala opat celkom slubne, zdalo sa, ze nastala mensia zmena - Anders Knutas je so zenou a detmi na dovolenke v Dansku, premysla o svojom manzelstve, z ktoreho sa vytratila vasen, a na ostrove Faro sa schyluje k vrazde. Vysetrovania sa ujima jeho trochu zahadna kolegyna a teraz uz aj zastupkyna Karin Jacobssonova, jedna z najzaujimavejsich a najnedocenenejsich postav tejto kniznej serie. Opat je tu televizny reporter Johan a jeho ufnukana, hystericka priatelka Emma, k...more
Máme tu další várku Švédské krimi, která jasně dává najevo, že severské detektivky jsou právem na knižním výsluní. Vražedné léto v sobě skrývá čtivý styl a propracovanou zápletku, díky které Vám příběh bude ubíhat. Vezmeme to ale od začátku, do knihy jsem se začetla okamžitě a čekala na tu velkou akci, která rozhýbe celý příběh. Dočkala jsem se poměrně brzy a těšila se na samotné vyšetřování. Ovšem jaké bylo překvapení, když jsem zjistila, že kniha v sobě nese více aktérů a co je podstatnější i...more
Jim Nolt
I so very much enjoy reading books with recurring characters; after two or three visits I feel we are old friends, and each day I look forward to joining in on their adventures. Like the previous four novels about Ander Knutas, "The Dead of Summer" takes place on the island of Gotland. This time, a man is shot and killed at a campsite on the nearby island of Fårö. The nature of the woulds lead acting Detective Superintendent Karin Jacobsson to believe the murder is very personal. And it's not un...more
Claes Ericson
Couldn't stop reading it. So thrilling, a real page turner. I enjoyed the more feminine focus that is kind of rare in other crime novels. I'm not a hard core crime lover so this book was really something for me since it had both the thrilling crime plot as well as the relational drama. This was the first book I read by Mari Jungstedt and I will definitely read her other books.
A man, Peter Bovide, is viciously shot from close range on a remote beach on a remote island in Sweden. The new assistant superintendent, Karin Jacobsson, is in charge because the superintendent, Anders Knutas is on vacation. Karin calls in help from Stockholm; a news reporter finds some information; the ferry captain describes the three cars on the ferry early the morning of the killer, but the occupants appear to check out. Bovide is found to have hired some illegal Russians in his constructio...more
A suspenseful book that will have you wondering who did it until the very end. A father is brutally murdered while taking a jog along the beach, on vacation. There are next to no leads when another man is murdered in the same way. The police begin piecing together the clues but can they track the killer down before anyone else is killed?

This book was hard to put down and suspenseful. It kept me wondering until the very end who the killer was. I love how the book is shown through several differen...more
Rachael Hewison
I picked this book up in an Indian hotel to read whilst I was backpacking. The blurb was short but intriguing and I was interested in reading some crime fiction from another country. It turned out to be a very enjoyable read.
I got the feeling throughout that it was one of a series of books and Jungstedt seemed to refer to events that may have been covered by an earlier book and having checked on here, it seems that I was right. However it doesn't reflect badly on the novel and I was able to foll...more
A good thriller by an author who is new to me. On an isolated island in the Baltic Sea, Peter Bovide, married father of two, in the construction business, is murdered as he goes for his early morning run. There are (of course) no clues as to why someone would want to murder this seemingly harmless man. It takes us the rest of the novel (of course) to find out why Bovide and another man, who seems to have no connection to him, has been killed. This is a thriller with - for me - quite a surprising...more
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Another great mystery by Mari Jungstedt
It begins when a man is found washed up on the beach, shot several times in the abdomen and once in the head. Anders is on vacation, so Karin Jacobssen is in charge of the case. She does a good job with the case and assigning tasks to the team. She calls Anders to let him know about the case, and the next day Anders returns from vacation, unable to leave the investigation alone. Karin is slightly miffed, but understands Anders loves his job.
Within a short t...more
Rachel Hirstwood
Not entirely convinced by this - despite my scanlit crime passion...

“The jogger ran north along the water’s edge, the sand heavy underfoot after the night’s rain. At the promontory he turned and headed back down the beach. In the distance he saw a figure walking towards him. Suddenly the person stumbled and fell, then just lay there not moving. Feeling uneasy, he ran forward.

‘Are you all right?’

The face that turned towards him was expressionless, the eyes cold.

For the jogger, time seemed to stand still. Deep down inside him something came alive, something he had...more
Ingrid Verschelling
In die heerlijke zomertijd is het vijfde deel uit de serie rond commissaris Knutas, rechercheur Karin Jacobsson en journalist Johan Berg. Ik had Bittere vrucht al eerder gelezen, maar dat bleek het zesde deel te zijn. Toen ben ik bij deel een begonnen. Je kunt dan de privélevens beter volgen.

Het eiland Fårö, ten noorden van Gotland, is de locatie waar de eerste moord plaatsvindt. Peter Bovide, een aannemer, houdt er vakantie met zijn gezin. Tijdens het joggen over het strand ’s morgens vroeg wor...more
Good book. The Dead of Summer segues between the past and the present, and it is only as the tale unfolds that we learn the connection between a long ago happy summer holiday on a remote Swedish nature reserve on an islet off the coast of Gotland, and a murder which gives every appearance of overkill on a Danish holiday beach. The usual cast of characters features in Mari Jungstedt's Gotland latest episode, and complications run through their lives as the investigation unfolds. It's an enjoyable...more
Ta książka jest okropna.
Jeśli chodzi o to, co boli w zasadzie od pierwszego zdania - boli język. Nie wiem, czy to wina tłumaczki, pisarki, czy korektorki - książka roi się nie tyle od błędów, ile ugina się pod językową nieporadnością. Rażą zdania, w których niemal czterdziestoletniej kobiecie znienacka chce się "siusiu". Z pewnością autorka jest odpowiedzialna za prowadzenie narracji a'la podniecony Kaczkowski. Co jednak jest urocze u dziennikarza radiowego, w książce wygląda strasznie. Korzysta...more
Marlene Santos
I have loved all the crime books I have read of this author.
I'm Reading her books in spanish since there are no portuguese translations yet, which is a pity.
The main characters are almost real people and the crimes always have a lot of twists and turns before being solved, which makes us want to go on Reading til it ends...
The love story between Emma and Johan, makes love story readers very happy.
I highly recommend this autor's books.
5th in the series. Love the descriptions and portrayal of Gotland (and, in this book, another island off its coast), and I like some of the characters who recur (although I do find Emma really irritating and her behaviour not wholly believable). Two unexplained and shocking murders in the present clearly have a link to an event in the past(1985), but the details are hard to work out and I didn't guess the murderer (although there was a clue early on). There is a surprising twist at the end.
Way too predictable. There isn't a single main plot point that I didn't guess about a quarter of the way into the book. Even the side plots were predictable. The one aspect that I really, really dislike in a mystery book/series is when it is just a copy of what has happened a million times already in every other procedural around. The only things that made this book less painful to read were the fact that it was set in Sweden, which is just awesome, and that it wasn't too long. I can't really fi...more
Heidi Gonzalez
While I really enjoyed this book I wasn't quite sure who the main character was. The book really focuses on so many characters. I believe the police man Knutas was supposed to be the main player, but there were so many other more intriguing characters that he sort of got lost. I was more drawn into the story of Johan Berg the TV reporter who seemed to be one step ahead of the police and the Assistant Commissioner Jacobsson whose power is given a back seat when her boss Knutas returns from vacati...more
Husband and father, Peter Bovide, has taken his family for their annual vacation at the Sudersand campsite in the north of Faro. He does not return from his morning run and later his bullet-riddled body is found floating in the ocean. Jungstedt's plotting is superb as she parses out the clues bit by bit. Even after you are certain you know what has happened and why, it will likely turn out that you are wrong. She's not quite as good at people. The reader is left with the feeling that the author...more
Of course I didn't read it in Swedish... I read it in Dutch, but couldn't find the Dutch nor the English title here. Translated from Dutch it would be something like 'in those lovely summer days'.

I like the atmosphere of the Swedish island Gotland and the reappearance of the same characters. The crime itself is another good find, but I don't really like the style of the book. It's a bit too simple for my taste. She keeps telling things about the characters that I've also read in previous books....more
A jogger is shot whilst out jogging early one morning. Is it a random shooting or was he the intended victim? Karin Jacobsson takes the lead in this case as Knutas is on holiday with his family. Johan and Emma's separation seems permanent initially but then there seems to be a softening between them. We learn more about Jacobsson's personal life. This book has a fairly simple storyline but there is also the tale of a German family fom 25 years ago running through and it is a long time until a co...more
Set in Goetland, Sweden; a man out running on the beach is shot and killed. Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas has to come back from vacation to try and solve the case as he doesn’t trust his colleagues to do the job. Intrepid reporter Johan Berg is also on the scene, uncovering clues before the police do and causing major irritation in the process. Both Anders and Johan are having girl trouble: Anders is having feelings for his underling Karin and Johan would love to get back with Emma, who...more
Another excellent Scandinavian crime writer that I've never heard of! Now I have to find all her other books. Very well done.
Again, I knew who the killer was in the middle of the book. Not a good sign. Still, the story was well told.
Jason Payne
Nice effort in the series by Jungstedt, less so for the mystery and more for her character studies.
Got through this book fairly quickly, good page turner. Story line was a bit predictable but overall a good read!
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Mari Jungstedt is a Swedish journalist and popular crime fiction author.

Jungstedt worked as a reporter on Swedish national public radio and television, and was an occasional presenter on TV4's daily talk show Förkväll.

Her first three novels are set on the island of Gotland and feature Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg. Two of her novels were filmed for Swedish TV...more
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