Mari's first three novels are set on the island of Gotland and feature Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg. Two of her novels were filmed for Swedish TV, and her work has been translated into English by Tiina Nunnally.
Said about Mari's books
'Just when I thought that the flow of impressive crime writers from the Nordic countries was slowing down, up pops another. Unseen is the Swede Mari Jungstedt’s first novel, but it doesn’t feellike it. She is in total control of plot and pace, conveys chilling atmosphere and her characters are well above average for believability.'
- Marcel Berlins, The Times
'There is an icy dispassionate grip to Jungstedt's writing that recalls Henning Mankell.'
'The Killer's Art is a classic demonstration of just why Mari Jungstedt is held in such high esteem; in Tiina Nunally's adroit translation, the prose has a stripped-down, utterly functional quality that is perfectly at the service of the carefully orchestrated plot. Writers such as Henning Mankell may outsell Jungstedt in the UK, but - if there is any justice - she will not remain caviar to the general'
- Barry Forshaw