Bloody Scotland on Saturday

11 September 13

This upcoming weekend I am attending Bloody Scotland in Stirling, Scotland, to talk about Savage Spring and my other crimes of the Malin Fors Series. Other crime writers at the crime writing festival are Denise Mina, Val McDermid, Lee Child, Jo Nesbo and Arne Dahl.

This is how my presentation looks like:

The Swedish Storyteller – Mons Kallentoft
Chaired by Alex Gray

Mons Kallentoft is the author of the best-selling crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Malin Fors. Kallentoft has a unique take on telling his stories, weaving in his heroine’s personal life as well as giving a voice to those victims whose murders Malin Fors is determined to solve.

Saturday 14 September, 3.30pm
Academy Suite

Read more here:

A few more great reviews

03 September 13

"Cold permeates this murder mystery like a drafty northern home with a broken heater."
Midwinter Blood, Florida Weekly

"Interestingly, the author more than hints at where the plot is going, but this reader was held in its grips as the story actually unfolded exactly where I thought it must. Malin agonizes about her role as a single mother and her distant relationship with her ex-husband. Chillingly, Kallentoft captures the essence of evil, violence and psychopathic thought processes. The crimes about which he writes are personal and disturbing. He introduces subjects such as the role of immigrants in a changing society and the impact of prejudices in the police force. Once again, he often writes in the first person, even as he switches from one character to another. He also created a fascinating dialogue from the perspective of the deceased victims whose spirits hang in the ethers, watching with horror as they are joined by more victims, trying to find a way to communicate with Malin to bring their killer to justice."
Summer Death, Men reading books

"I certainly enjoyed SAVAGE SPRING. In addition, it is not just potential killers who are under the microscope in this story. Like debris from the explosion in the square,fragments of parent/child relationships are examined throughout the book: Malin and her recently dead mother, Malin and her daughter Tove, the crime victims and their parents, the crime's perpetrators - all are studied in part through the lens of family relationship. These elements enrich SAVAGE SPRING and turn it from a police procedural into a much deeper story which is precisely what drew me to read Scandinavian crime fiction in the first place.
   I am new to Mons Kallentoft's writing, but I am smitten enough to want to retrace the earlier "Malin Fors" books - and look forward to more to come."
Savage Spring, Eurocrime

Great reviews this summer

29 July 13

This summer I got really great reviews of my recent released Malin Fors crimes Summer Death and Autumn Killing. Here you can read some of them:

"Autumn Killing requires considerable attention from a reader, jumping around in time, voices of dead people explaining themselves, even the voice of an unknown live person. But it is worth the effort: Tense, black and gripping."
The StarPhoenix

A sizzling, heart-pounding murder mystery and a masterful work of literary fiction with a compelling female character at its center, SUMMER DEATH lives up to the promise of its predecessor. Kallentoft’s seasonally-themed crime series has been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over 1.5 million copies. Two more installments—Autumn Sonata and Spring Remains—are slated for publication under the Emily Bestler imprint in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Thanks to the success of this series, Mons Kallentoft has emerged as a rock star on the international crime scene and won the highest accolades from critics too. To quote Magnus Utvik, Sweden’s leading critic, "Don’t bother with Stieg Larsson...Kallentoft is better.”
The Paramus Post

"This second in the series of Malin Fors novels fulfills and exceeds the promise of its predecessor, combining the elements of a puzzling murder mystery, a chilling villain, and as much suspense as any novel you will read this year.
SUMMER DEATH has a ticking clock as loud as the internal workings of Big Ben. You simply will not be able to read the last 70 pages or so quickly enough, even though you may well be afraid of what you will discover at the end."

In Copenhagen launching Forårslig

30 April 13

Right now I'm in Copenhagen launching Forårslig/Savage Spring/Vårlik that is recently released by my new Danish publisher Peoples Press.
   Tonight I'll give an interview at Copenhagen Main Library, Kobenhavn Hovedbibliotek.
   I've also had an interview at which you can read here.

Samtal om Food Junkie på TV4

08 April 13

Idag samtalade jag med Malou von Sivers i Efter tio på TV4. Temat var min bok Food Junkie som kom ut i bokhandeln i januari.

Se programmet här. Inslaget är på 15 minuter.

Läs om boken här.

I boken nämner jag ett stort antal krogar, restauranger och hotell över hela världen. Här på min hemsida har jag lagt upp dem efter länder/område/städer tillsammans med adresser och telefonnummer. Du hittar dem intill presentationen av Food Junkie.