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The Inner Circle

(2008)
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(The third book in the Anders Knutas series)
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The Inner Circle opens with an international group of young archeology students sweating on a dig on the island of Gotland, uncovering a Viking fortification dating back over a millennium. They are a fun-loving lot, partying together every night, but the good vibe turns to horror when one of them, twenty-one-year-old Martina Flochten, disappears. Her body is found a short while later, naked, bled out, and hanging from a tree. Her injuries indicate that she is the victim of a ritual killing.

Inspector Anders Knutas investigates Martina's acquaintances. Who was the mysterious lover she was supposed to have been meeting in secret and whom none of her fellow archaeologists have actually seen? What do the marks on Martina's body signify? Is there possibly a connection between Martina's death and the recent and unsolved brutal beheading of a Gotland pony? The pony was also bled out, and its head was missing---until it appears mounted on a stick outside the next victim's house.

Inspector Knutas and his team work feverishly to catch the killer, but before long there are more victims, all of whom have been killed and mutilated the same way.

Mari Jungstedt integrates a healthy dose of Scandinavian mythology in this installment of her critically acclaimed series, and also addresses current issues on Gotland, while keeping up a fast-paced and intricate plot as Knutas closes in on the killer and the secret that connects the victims. This is Swedish crime fiction at its best: dark, atmospheric, and character-driven.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Mari Jungstedt's The Inner Circle

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inner Circle (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
ISBN: 1-4104-1460-4 / 978-1-4104-1460-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inner Circle: A Mystery
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
ISBN: 0-312-36378-8 / 978-0-312-36378-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unknown: Anders Knutas series 3 (Anders Knutas, 3)
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
ISBN: 0-552-15889-5 / 978-0-552-15889-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unknown (An Inspector Knutas Investigation, Volume #3)
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
ISBN: 0-385-61547-7 / 978-0-385-61547-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kindle Editions

November 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unknown: Anders Knutas series 3
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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November 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Inner Circle: A Mystery (Anders Knutas Book 3)
Author(s): Mari Jungstedt
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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