Mons Kallentoft (born in 1968) is a writer and a journalist. His debut novel “Pesetas” was published in 2000 and was awarded the Swedish Writers Union’s Award for Best Debut Novel, the Katapult Prize. Since then he has published three novels, one cookbook and six crime novels.
He is most widely known for his crime series about Police Inspector Malin Fors, which takes place in the Swedish town of Linköping, Kallentoft's place of birth. The series consists of six books and the first one, “Midwinter Sacrifice”, has been translated into more than fifteen languages.
He has won several prizes, such as the Gourmand World Cookbook Award (2005), the Hagdahl Prize (2008) and Primo Espana (2009).
A ritual midwinter sacrifice in the woods outside Linköping troubles the police and Malin Fors and her team are working against the clock to solve the case.