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Before the Frost (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Henning Mankell's mysteries make many others pale in comparison. In this, his tenth, Kurt Wallander is joined by daughter Linda in an incredibly suspenseful search for a religious psychopath. Combining an urgent and complex plot with politics and humanity, Mankell teases out a gripping thriller, while artfully getting under the skin of all his characters.
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In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father — the maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of her childhood friend Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the case her father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more dangerous than either could have imagined begins to emerge. They soon find themselves forced to confront a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners.

Review:

"An arresting story by an arresting writer....[Mankell] understands and probes the underside of everyday living — in an elegant and artful way....He is able to look loneliness square in the eye. The result is writing that walks a line between ephemeral and everlasting." The Washington Post

Review:

"[P]owerful....Thoroughly engaging....Amazingly human characters....It's a testament to Mankell's skill with plot that the story gets more and more urgent as he transforms a series of small mysteries into a much larger thriller....Mankell [is] a master storyteller." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Seamlessly translated by Ebba Segerberg, Before the Frost displays all aspects of Mankell's talent for melding the topical and the unpredictable." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"I salivate with anticipation at the prospect of more from the pen of Mankell, for he is one of the finest of his genre — a Scandinavian Ian Rankin with a passion for exploring the dark side of human nature....A masterpiece of atmospheric creation." Glasgow Herald

Review:

"Henning Mankell would be Samuel Beckett's favorite police procedural writer. He's certainly mine." Boston Globe

Review:

"As the mystery comes to its somewhat obvious climax, readers will be intrigued enough by Linda and her struggles to keep reading. And send them back to the library, to get to know Kurt better." Detroit Free Press

About the Author

Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written numerous Kurt Wallander mysteries. The books have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including the UK's Golden Dagger Award in 2000) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. Born in a village in northern Sweden in 1948, Mankell divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as the director of Teatro Avenida.

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chefmichaelivy, January 17, 2007 (view all comments by chefmichaelivy)
One of the best written books publised in the last decade. This wring is much more that a clever mystery it is about the soul of modern man.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095810
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Segerberg, Ebba
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.14x5.10x.88 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400095810 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Henning Mankell's mysteries make many others pale in comparison. In this, his tenth, Kurt Wallander is joined by daughter Linda in an incredibly suspenseful search for a religious psychopath. Combining an urgent and complex plot with politics and humanity, Mankell teases out a gripping thriller, while artfully getting under the skin of all his characters.

"Review" by , "An arresting story by an arresting writer....[Mankell] understands and probes the underside of everyday living — in an elegant and artful way....He is able to look loneliness square in the eye. The result is writing that walks a line between ephemeral and everlasting."
"Review" by , "[P]owerful....Thoroughly engaging....Amazingly human characters....It's a testament to Mankell's skill with plot that the story gets more and more urgent as he transforms a series of small mysteries into a much larger thriller....Mankell [is] a master storyteller."
"Review" by , "Seamlessly translated by Ebba Segerberg, Before the Frost displays all aspects of Mankell's talent for melding the topical and the unpredictable."
"Review" by , "I salivate with anticipation at the prospect of more from the pen of Mankell, for he is one of the finest of his genre — a Scandinavian Ian Rankin with a passion for exploring the dark side of human nature....A masterpiece of atmospheric creation."
"Review" by , "Henning Mankell would be Samuel Beckett's favorite police procedural writer. He's certainly mine."
"Review" by , "As the mystery comes to its somewhat obvious climax, readers will be intrigued enough by Linda and her struggles to keep reading. And send them back to the library, to get to know Kurt better."
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