Jackie Hartfiel, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jackie Hartfiel)
Great read by a fabulous writer, he shouldn't be pigenholed as a Swedish writer, a good book is a good book regardless of the origin of the author. Very interesting insight into eastern europe.
lrleslie, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by lrleslie)
Every one of Mankell's books are just great and I have to read them with great care as they are so good." The Dogs Of Riga" is one of the best. You must read Mankell's books in order or you will be confussed as they go in order. This book is scary and moves in different paths. I keep all of my Mankell books and will read them again.
by Publishers Weekly,
"[An] intense, accomplished mystery....[A] very worthy book — a unique combination of police procedural and spy thriller that also happens to be a devastating critique of Soviet-style Communism."
by Irish Independent (U.K.),
"A gripping, thoughtful police procedural that engages from the first page."
The Dogs of Riga takes Inspector Kurt Wallander to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals.
The second book in the popular series takes Inspector Kurt Wallander to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals. There he finds himself plunged into an alien world where shadows are everywhere, everything is watched, and old regimes will do anything to stay alive.
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