Happy Birthday, Mari Jungstedt, born 31 October 1962
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Jungstedt is a Swedish popular crime fiction author of 11 novels. Six titles have been the basis for Swedish movies.
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