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Blut Soll Euer Zeichen Sein Roman (Malin Fors #2)

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Cea mai lăudată voce a noii generaţii scandinave: 500 000 de cititori doar în Suedia.
De autorul bestsellerului «Sacrificiul din miezul iernii»

Focul este doar o faţă a răului

Este cea mai fierbinte vară pe care oamenii din Linköping şi-o amintesc. Pădurea care mărgineşte oraşul mocneşte, norii de fum întunecă cerul şi flăcările uriaşe ameninţă siguranţa locuitorilor. Dar in
Published 2009 by Wunderlich (first published 2008)
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Missing the half stars used on other pages: it would be 3.5. Thanks to Ancestral's opinion I changed my view of this book. At the beginning, the switching from Ich- to Er-Erzählung was really bothering me as I didn't grasp who was speaking at certain moments. Once you get used to it, you'll (probably) enjoy the book. The plot is well constructed (although nothing new, but on the other hand, what is new in fiction/this world?). The author's style is quite specific: short elliptical sentences that ...more
Cátia Santos
Apenas após 200 páginas o livro começou a ter algum interesse. Até lá, muita introspeção por parte da personagem principal, mas de uma forma não particularmente cativante.

Além disso, algo que já aconteceu no 1º livro desta série e que ficava particularmente agradecida se não acontecesse nos dois que ainda me faltam ler, irritam-me os pensamentos dos mortos. Estão sempre presentes, ao longo de toda a história, o que, na minha opinião, nos faz sentido nenhum.

Um policial que, durante metade do liv
The second in this series. I do object to publishers trying to claim that a writer is better than another as they all have their strengths. Kallentoft has more in common with Henning Mankell than others cited on the cover.

Again there is a touch of magical realism as the 'voice' of the murdered girl does give her perspective.

The weather is also a character in its own right. 'Midwinter Sacrifice' highlighted the cold, here it is a freak summer heatwave that has the characters' brains melting as th
Didn't enjoy this as much as the first in the series, will still perservere with the rest, but hope there isn't the annoying victim/'s voice trying to communicate with Malin, irritating in the first book, more so in this. Also don't really understand why a flaking blue painted d**** had to feature so much, do painted ones actually exist?? Unnecessary Mons!!
Bonnie Brody
Mons Kallentoft, author of this interesting Swedish police procedural and thriller, has a very existential bent. His characters are self-aware and the protagonist seems to be searching for her center, her true north star.

Malin Fors is a 34 year old police inspector working in Linkoping, Sweden, the city where she grew up. She has a 14 year old daughter named Tove who is her heart's love. She also remains attached to her ex, Janne, though they separated over ten years previously. She wonders oft
Às páginas tantas perdi o fio à meada e já não o consegui desenredar…
As frases telegráficas cansaram-me.
Os sonhos, pensamentos e visões de Malin aborreceram-me.
Ainda fui espreitar para o final a ver se me animava, mas nada.
Fiquei pela página cento e cinquenta e fico por aqui com Mons…
Liz English
I love Mons Kallentoft, OK this is only the second book but for me he's a very good author. His characters are believable and the storyline in this and the first book are excellent. It all comes together and in between we're given some peeks into Malin Fors life. I have to admit I thought when I read the first book Mons was a woman, because of the excellent characterisation. The book can be a little difficult to read with the 'dead voices', but you soon get used to it. I enjoyed it so much I rea ...more
Lucy *Qhuay's shellan*

I've said it before and I'm going to say it again - Mons Kallentoft is a true artist with words and he really makes an impact on you.

That being said, I was kind of disappointed with this one.

First of all, Malin Fors totally steals the show.

Her inner struggle with herself, her thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears hook you in such a way that there is no space for anything else.

That can be a good thing, but it also sucks.

This is a thriller/mystery, after all, and you're supposed to be invested in
Minty McBunny
I had the same problem with this book as I had with the previous one, I liked the story, but the writing style was deeply annoying and distracting. I assume some of it is translation but the constant shifts in narrative voice, particularly the invasive, existential voice of the victim really distracts from what, at its heart, is a pretty straightforward police procedural. I'd like to know what happened to Malin to make her the way she is, and I will continue with the series, but it's definitely ...more
Summer Death is the second book in the Scandinavian crime series written by Mons Kallentoft. I had not read the first book and didn't have any trouble following the story. I would have liked to have read the first to understand the main characters relationship with her ex-husband, Janne.
Other than that one aspect, the story is good enough to stand on it's own.
It takes place in the small town of Linkoping. It is a very hot summer and there are large forest fires raging making everything hotter. M

As much as I enjoy Nordic Noir/Scandinavian crime fiction, I am not enjoying Mons Kallentoft's take on it. I did not find anything really "thrilling" about this thriller.

His main character, Malin Fors, seems to always have her head screwed on a little sideways, and half the time she can't seem to keep herself together much less have the brains to solve a crime. This can work if the author can make you care about the protagonist and understand why s/he crawls into a bottle, has demons, etc. But,
This book attracted me because the author, Mons Kallentoft, is a young Swedish writer in the crime/thriller genre, and one reviewer compared him to Stieg Larsson. The action takes place in a small town in Sweden during an unusual heat wave. In a short span of days, a young girl turns up nearly dead, then two more girls are found dead, and the evidence points to a potential serial killer. The main detective, Malin Fors, gets the case. For one thing, I did not know that it could get that hot in Sw ...more
Enredo: ok. Escrita: chata, densa, mal conseguida. Percebo a ideia: que se leia isto como se víssemos um filme. Mas o autor está a anos-luz de uma escrita cinematográfica. Arrastou a história durante 400 páginas e atou as pontas em 22. O resultado é forçado e artificial.

Já tinha lido o primeiro livro desta série (são quatro). Não vou ler os dois que faltam. A vida é demasiado curta para ler maus livros!!
Reinaldo Lourenço
Confesso q até meio do livro nao estava a gostar muito, estava até a achar algo monotono. Mas depois a coisa melhora e o ritmo das ultimas 80 paginas compensa tudo o resto :)
Apesar deste livro ser mais complexo e de abordar tematicas interessantes, acho q gostei mais do primeiro livro...
Tb nao gosto mto dos "pensamentos" dos mortos :(
Vale 3.5 mas eu sou generoso :)
Typical crime fiction and generally no better or worse than the average detective novel, but I found the writing really irritating. Characterisation is flat and makes it difficult to care about anyone involved, including the final victim. Will not be reading any more in this series.
Din tot ce-am ronţăit de cînd cu seria neagră de la Editura Trei, am tras şi o concluzie: e irelevant să vorbeşti despre autori. Romanele astea sînt atît de diferite calitativ de la titlu la titlu, în cazul unuia şi aceluiaşi autor, încît dacă te interesează genul, accepţi convenţia ruletei şi rişti.

Mi s-a întîmplat cu un roman de Mons Kallentoft, Vară fatală (trad. Doru Mareş). Citisem Sacrificiul din miezul iernii (cine se ia după un titlu, acum!) şi reuşise să mă intereseze de la prima pagină
felt this one was slower to start off with the previous malin fors book but once the story got going was a page turner and using the same dead person dialect in the look, looking forward to number 3 in english now
Totalmente rendida a Mons, agora é só esperar pelo 3º livro e tentar n ler já o 4º... Quem está na dúvida, por favor pegue nele e tente parar no final do 1º capítulo, desafio-vos!!!!
Gostei deste livro, mas não tanto como do primeiro. No entanto, lê-se muito bem, embora siga exactamente na mesma linha que o anterior, sem grandes novidades.
Nancy H
In this thriller set in a small town in Sweden, young girls are being killed in a bizarre manner and then their bodies are bleached. One girl manages to escape but cannot remember anything about her abduction or the attempted killing. Detective Malin Fors and her partner Zeke are on the case, but are hindered by many things, including a raging forest fire that threatens the outskirts of the town. In addition, Malin feels intense pressure to solve the case before her daughter, who is on vacation ...more
Yeah, ok. Very dark, great oppressive atmosphere... Seems to drag on a bit.
Mons Kallentoft is certainly a creative and original writer in this crowded genre where everyone seems to be billed the next Larsson or the new king or queen of crime. Happily there is a number of novels in this series for his work to be evaluated more deeply; there is a problem in the UK as libraries seem to carry loads of Midwinter Sacrifice but subsequent books are missing from the shelves.
Some artists are old masters carefully adding layers of pigment, light and shade, to colour their painti
This book disappointed me a lot.
Like, I don't know... I was expecting something amazing when I read in the cover "now there's a new king of crime", instead I get something not so amazing. At all.
Or are you kidding? Is this enough to be king? Hell no! I hope this is Mons Kallentoft's weakest novel.
Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo are a lot better. And Mons has a long way to go.
I didn't like the writing style when it came to the assassin parts; I totally hate them. Malin and her ongoing "crying" for Jan
Paul Pessolano
“Summer Death” by Mons Kallentoft, published by Emily Bestler Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – June 4, 2013

This is another Scandinavian mystery. It is a series that started with his first novel, “Midwinter Blood”. In an unusual twist this novel does not take place in the bleak and cold of Sweden, rather it takes place in the worst heat wave ever recorded. Those in the city that can afford to leave have gone to the mountains or the beaches. The police department is working wit
Ancestral Gael
Why did I read it? I had listened to Midvinterblod by Mons Kallentoft, and enjoyed it, despite the poor narration, so upon noticing a new narrator for the audio edition of Sommardöden , I chose to download and listen.

What's it about? It is the hottest summer anyone can recall in Linköping, in addition to which forest fires are raging. Having sent her daughter away with her ex to Bali, Malin Fors finds herself investigating the abduction of one girl and the murder of another, both of a similar
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My opinion: LOVED IT!! Summertime Death is a prime example of why I LOVE Nordic Noir. This book was so incredibly twisted and unique in the author's style of writing that once I was able to adjust to the author's writing style, I couldn't put it down. The author wrapped this book up with such a rockin' twist that my head exploded! OK...not literally, but I was like "DAMN!" I immediately ordered the first in series from my library and threw the upcoming rele
Summer Death
Mons Kallentoft

My " in a nutshell" summary...

A long hot summer...young girls are disappearing and turning up mostly very dead.

My thoughts after reading this book... is so hot during this Swedish summer...the police are exhausted and crimes are being committed...young girls are disappearing and either turning up dead or stunned or both. One is found naked in a park...bleached clean...another is found buried, dead, wrapped in clear plastic...violated yet not actually raped. Ma
Mons Kallentoft is not making any bones about using the weather conditions as a feature in his books - MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, and now SUMMERTIME DEATH. Given that temperatures of 45º+ aren't exactly record breaking in these parts, it's a real testament to the way that this book is written that makes the reader almost physically experience the effects of that heat in such an overwhelming manner. But there's also an ongoing device which is fascinating - the lead detective, Malin Fors, was told many ...more
Gloria Feit
The author has conceived four novels based on the seasons of the year. The first took place during the cold months, “Midwinter Blood,” and this second during the hot months, with temperatures in Linkoping, Sweden reaching into the 90’s, 100 and even 100-plus F., made hotter by raging forest fires surrounding the town. The weather makes everyone sluggish, slow-thinking. But that doesn’t stop a series of brutal assaults and even murders of young, teenage girls.

Again featuring police superintendent
Patrice Hoffman
Summer Death is the second in the Malin Fors series by Mons Kallentoft. Sadly, I haven't read the first in this series and I hope to change to that some day because I really enjoyed this book. Malin Fors is called in to investigate a crime scene once a young, teenage girl is found naked in Horticultural Society Park after being attacked. The biggest problem is that she doesn't remember anything about the attack and there is a complete lack of evidence. Not long after, another young teenage girl ...more
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