Torquil MacLeod was an advertising copywriter for 36 years. Born in Edinburgh, he now lives in Cumbria, with his wife, Susan. He came up with the idea for his Malmoe detective, Inspector Anita Sundstroem, after the elder of his two sons moved to southern Sweden in 2000, and the author befriended two police detectives (both of whom worked out of the Ystad police station!).
'Anita Sundstroem deserves a place alongside the best Nordic detectives.' Quentin Bates; 'In Anita Sundstroem, torquil MacLeod is developing a Sarah Lund for our decade.' Cafe Thinking; 'Superbly plotted and well researched (as always) with multiple crimes the list of suspects is long as Anita narrows it down to find the culprit. A brilliant series.' Bryan Kirkpatrick