It turns into a dramatic summer in the small village Kajpe Kviar on Gotland. Three men die with only a few weeks apart.

After each death two women meet in a small chapel and celebrate with champagne and sandwiches. It is Mirjam, a down to earth woman and a doctor who recently returned to her native island after many years away.

And it is her friend Hervor, a total opposite in personality. Encouraged and cheered on by Hervor, Mirjam has used her will-power and some other female list to avenge the three men that have all hurt her badly…

Swinebite is a warm and funny story about friendship and revenge which goes straight to your heart.


Finland: Atena
Germany: Droemer Knaur
Norway: Pantagruel forlag
Sweden: Natur & Kultur


“A touching, warm and funny debute novel.”

“Swinebite holds both excitement and an unexpected story, nice environments and interesting characters. Hervor, who is from the far north of Sweden and who doesn’t hesitate a strong drink now and then and uses a foul language, easily becomes a favorite. Marianne Cedervall promises more books about Mirjam and Hervor. Something to look forward to.”

“It is a wonderful novel by the debutant Marianne Cedervall! It is both warm, smart and full of humor. And one just has to find out what happens to Mirjam!”
Året Runt

“Wonderfully macabre debute novel which inspires.”