Author(s): Mons Kallentoft
Who killed the social climber in the big castle?
The rain is pouring down over Skogsa Castle, outside of Linkoping. Sheets of rain are crashing down on both the landscape and the body floating in the moat. Lawyer Jerry Petersson, Skogsa Castle s new owner, notorious for his ruthlessness, will not be doing any more business. But how did he end up in the moat? Superintendent Malin Fors soon becomes suspicious of the castle s previous owners, the aristocratic Fagelsjos, who could hardly have been happy to sell the family estate to a social climber like Jerry Petersson. But could their dissatisfaction over the sale really be a motive for murder? And who was the real Jerry Petersson behind the IT-millions, the expensive suits and the art collection? Always near, yet kept at a distance by a fine, paper thin line, he moves like a shadow through what used to be his life and the events that would eventually cause his sudden, violent death.
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.