The Swedish krimidronning Mari Jungstedt, 57, is now being summoned by his Norwegian ex-girlfriend, the 51-year-old author Ruben Eliassen.
He blames her for having stolen from his manuscript and published the words in his own name, writes NRK.
Since their debut in 2003 have Junsgstedt published lots of crime novels and sold over five million books. The action has primarily unfolded on the island of Gotland. In 2015 she wrote, together with the Eliassen ’A darkening sky’ – the start of a new crime series termination to Gran Canaria.
With this book, it created a Swedish/Norwegian couple, a new crime novel-the universe
In 2017, she published as the follow-up single, ’A promised land’, and it is now costing her a summons. Ruben Eliasson believes that she has greatly used his texts.
According to the writ of summons included the pair in 2016 – in connection with their breach – an agreement that Jungstedt was allowed to continue to use the characters and the universe they had created. Since the book was published the year after Eliasson somewhat surprised:
– She has actually published my texts. It came as shock that both she and the publishing house (Bonnier) have chosen to do it, he says.
Eliasson's lawyer, Silje Elisabeth Stenvaag, call it copyright infringement. She believes that her client has a good case, and that both Norwegian and Swedish law is on his side.
– He experiences to have been infringed. There is no doubt that the matter is not properly handled by Jungstedt, and the publisher, she says.