Mari Jungstedt

Literary Birthday – 31 October – Mari Jungstedt

Happy Birthday, Mari Jungstedt, born 31 October 1962.

Three Quotes

  1. Gotland is perfect as a crime scene because it’s an island and you have this kind of closed atmosphere. You have the coast line like a circle around you.
  2. I had three thoughts in my mind when I started my first attempt to write a book – I wanted it to be a crime novel,  I wanted it to take place on Gotland and I wanted it to be about something more than ‘just’ a suspenseful crime story – I wanted to tell something else, some human problem that people can relate to and find interesting, I wanted  to have a depth in the story.
  3. I chose to write a crime novel because I have always loved reading them myself. Even during my childhood I always loved suspenseful stories and mysteries.

Mari Jungstedt is a Swedish crime fiction author. She is famous for writing the Anders Knutas series, which began with Unseen. Six titles have been the basis for Swedish movies.

Source for Image

Frankie Fouganthin, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 31st October 2014