Inspector Knutas returns in a gripping new novel, perfect for fans of Henning Mankell.
Itís summer on Gotland and an international group of archaeology students are excavating an ancient Viking site. The camaraderie and holiday spirits of the group are shattered when one of their number, a Dutch student called Martina, disappears. Rumours abound about a secret relationship she was having with someone on the island, but is her disappearance simply a loverís intrigue?
When the body of a horse is discovered in a local farmerís field, other rumours begin to circulate. The horse had been decapitated and the head has vanished.
As Inspector Knutas begins his investigation, echoes from Gotlandís Viking past begin to trouble his search. When Martinaís naked body is found hanging from a tree, with what look like ritualistic markings on her skin, there can be little further question. Someone is calling to the old Gods of Gotland. Martina has been killed according to the Viking ritual of the three-fold death, and the one thing the ritual points to is that more deaths will follow.Author ProfileMari Jungstedt
lives in Stockholm with her husband and two children. This is her third novel set on the island of Gotland. Unseen
are both published by Transworld.Reviews
Jungstedt delivers excellent clammy atmosphere and a constant premonition of weird deaths to come. She's becoming one of Scandinavia's best crime writers, no mean compliment in a crowded field.