Mons Kallentoft is best known for his series featuring the deeply flawed yet brilliant police detective Malin Fors. Beloved 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.

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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 eleven 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 will be 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.

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 eleven 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 will be co-written with the suspense writer Anna Karolina. With the Zack-series, which is sold to fourteen countries, Kallentoft has furthered established himself as multi-faceted writer of breakneck international suspense.

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 Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg