Mons Kallentoft is an award-winning, bestselling writer, beloved for his combination of psychological insight, intricate plots and raw, poetic prose. With the two thrillers in the Palma Diptych, Kallentoft breaks new ground and establishes himself at the forefront of contemporary Scandinavian crime.

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Mons Kallentoft, born in 1968, is a journalist and writer from Linköping, Sweden. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Catapult Award, given by the Swedish Writers’ Association’s for Best Debut Novel for his book Pesetas (2000). The celebrated debut was followed by three more critically acclaimed books: the novels Marbella Club (2002) and Attractive, Healthy and Spontaneous (2005), and the essay collection Food Noir (2004).

“One of the best-realised female heroines I’ve read by a male writer.”
The Guardian (UK)

 

“A worthy successor to Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.”
Booklist (US)

Kallentoft made his big breakthrough in the crime genre in 2007 with Midwinter Sacrifice, the first novel featuring the deeply flawed yet brilliant police detective Malin Fors. Malin Fors soon became one of the most loved figures in Scandinavian crime fiction and has been featured in thirteen books so far, divided into three suites: The Seasons, The Elements, and The Senses. The books featuring Malin Fors have been published in twenty-eight countries, topped bestseller lists all over the world, and are unanimously praised by readers and critics alike.

In 2014, Kallentoft launched a new hard-boiled crime series featuring police detective Zack Herry, whose life is loosely based on the classic myth of Hercules. The first four books in the Zack-series were co-written with journalist and writer Markus Lutteman, the fifth book is co-written with the suspense writer Anna Karolina. With the Zack-series, which is sold to fourteen countries, Kallentoft has further established himself as a multi-faceted writer of breakneck international suspense.

Ever one to reinvent himself and the refresh the genre, in May 2019, Kallentoft released See Me Fall, the first part of an ambitious and gorgeously written thriller diptych set in Palma, Mallorca, which became an instant bestseller. The highly anticipated stand-alone sequel, Hear Me Whisper, was published in May 2020.

In the Palma Diptych, Mons Kallentoft unites his literary roots with his unparalleled skill at writing suspense fiction. The result is a series that tackles some of the most difficult issues of our times and that is equally arresting as it is addictive.

Known for his unusual combination of realism and the supernatural, psychological insight, intricate plots and raw, poetic prose, Mons Kallentoft has been dubbed a reigning master of Scandinavian crime.

He lives with his family in Palma, Mallorca.



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Mons Kallentoft, born in 1968, is a journalist and writer from Linköping, Sweden. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Catapult Award, given by the Swedish Writers’ Association’s for Best Debut Novel for his book Pesetas (2000). The celebrated debut was followed by three more critically acclaimed books: the novels Marbella Club (2002) and Attractive, Healthy and Spontaneous (2005), and the essay collection Food Noir (2004).

Kallentoft made his big breakthrough in the crime genre in 2007 with Midwinter Sacrifice, the first novel featuring the deeply flawed yet brilliant police detective Malin Fors. Malin Fors soon became one of the most loved figures in Scandinavian crime fiction and has been featured in thirteen books so far, divided into three suites: The Seasons, The Elements, and The Senses. The books featuring Malin Fors have been published in twenty-eight countries, topped bestseller lists all over the world, and are unanimously praised by readers and critics alike.

 

“Kallentoft’s novels always run at a high emotional temperature.”
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

In 2014, Kallentoft launched a new hard-boiled crime series featuring police detective Zack Herry, whose life is loosely based on the classic myth of Hercules. The first four books in the Zack-series were co-written with journalist and writer Markus Lutteman, the fifth book is co-written with the suspense writer Anna Karolina. With the Zack-series, which is sold to fourteen countries, Kallentoft has further established himself as a multi-faceted writer of breakneck international suspense.

In May 2019, Kallentoft released See Me Fall, the first part of a diptych set in Palma, Mallorca.

Known for his unusual combination of realism and the supernatural, psychological insight, intricate plots and raw, poetic prose, Mons Kallentoft has been dubbed a reigning master of Scandinavian crime.

He lives with his family in Palma, Mallorca.

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

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  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson

  • Photo by Pär Olsson