Signing Water Angels in Linköping

14 August 12


Yesterday I signed Vattenänglar (Water Angels) all day in Linköping, in 4 different book stores.

   At one of them I got a visit from a reporter at the local newspaper Corren. Read her story here.

Vattenänglar 1:a på topplistan

13 August 12


Idag intar Vattenänglar svensk bokhandel, på Bokus ligger den redan på etta på topplistan.

   I morse intervjuades jag om boken i Gomorron Sverige, se intervjun här.

Intervjuer i TV4 och SVT

12 August 12


Idag publiceras sista kapitlet av Vattenänglar i SvD. Och i morgon den 13 augusti kommer Vattenänglar att finnas i butikerna. Tidigt i morgon bitti kommer jag prata om boken med Eva Hamilton i SVT Gomorron Sverige, därefter åker jag till Akademibokhandeln, Bokmedia och Ica Maxi i Linköping för signering.

   Se gärna inslaget från TV4 Nyhetsmorgon i lördags när jag intervjuades av bröderna Timell.


Vattenänglar snart i butik

07 August 12


På måndag, den 13 augusti, kommer min sjätte bok om Malin Fors, Vattenänglar, ut i butikerna. Se trailern och läs några intervjuer med mig här.


''A fine stylist who delights in words and the resonant structure of sentences''

20 July 12


Here is a really nice review of Summertime Death from The Australian:


There's little humour in Mons Kallentoft's Summertime Death (Hodder & Stoughton, 486pp, $24.99). Kallentoft is new to me but on the evidence of this book he's yet another fine Swedish crime writer in a tradition that began in the 1970s with husband-and-wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Kallentoft and contemporaries such as Jo Nesbo and Lars Kepler are demolishing what's left of Europe's "most civilised" country's signature cliches of openness, rectitude and intelligence. Their Sweden is a violent place where kidnappings are common, sex trafficking is rife, demand for methamphetamine unlimited, far Right violence commonplace and where most men are brutal misogynists. But as with the novels of Sjowall and Wahloo their books are carefully crafted, entertainingly combining suspense with social criticism in often shapely prose.

Kallentoft is especially literary, a fine stylist who delights in words and the resonant structure of sentences, far removed from the bare, concrete tone of so much contemporary crime writing. So often its more typing than writing, short cinematic grabs of scenes surrounded by vast white spaces on the pages.

Kallentoft's 2000 debut, Pesetas, was awarded the Katapultpriset, the Swedish writers association's award for best first novel. His second novel, Marbella Club (2002), further increased his reputation as one of Sweden's most interesting new writers, a position that was cemented with Food Noir (2004), a multi-awarded collection of essays on food and travel.

Summertime Death is his fifth novel and the second about police inspector Malin Fors. Born, raised and, in her 30s, still residing in the provincial town of Linkoping, she's an intuitive cop who balances the investigation of murders with her home life, which involves bringing up her teenage daughter alone. In this book, she's hunting a murderer of young women, who are tortured and abused and scrubbed with bleach during a heat wave, with the town's surrounding forests on fire. She dreams of dust thrown in the air, needing to be gathered together to form a clear, black jewel, which as well as describing her investigation might just be a fine description of Kallentoft's style.