I posted this photo, taken earlier in the month, to show that it is not always wet, dark and raining in England's scenic South West.
In Mari Jungstedt's novel The Dead of Summer the weather is mentioned quite a lot.
page 120: I just felt like it today [Karin wearing a dress] since it is so hot.
page 133: The heat had held on for the past two weeks, and plenty of people had a good suntan.
page 150: It was so hot that the air shimmered.
page 171: And it looked as if, this summer temperature would reach record highs.
page 192: Underneath the broiling sun, the temperature slowly but relentlessly rose to more than 85 degrees, even though it was not yet noon.
So those of us not used to the foibles and eccentricities of the publishing industry might wonder why the blurb on the back cover states, with no reference to it not applying to this book:
'Mari Jungstedt creates the special atmosphere of Nordic crime- that land of snow and ice that fires our imagination.' Jane Jakeman, Independent.
Call me a pedantic old fool if you will, but I like my blurbs to tell me something about the book.
But this effort was obviously chosen as a generic blurb for Nordic crime fiction - Scandinavia-cold-"land of snow and ice"-stick that on the back cover.
"If you liked Abba you will love Arvo Part"
[Arvo Part is an Estonian classical composer so they both come from the Baltic region. ;o)]