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An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)

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"Set in 2002, this compelling short novel chronicles an episode in the life of Kurt Wallander shortly before the Swedish detective ended his career in 2011's The Troubled Man. Wallander, who shares his Ystad flat with daughter Linda, decides to look take a look at a house in the country owned by a colleague's relative. He discovers an abandoned farmhouse and, shockingly, 'the remains of a human hand, sticking up out of the brown clay soil.' The crime scene professionals who take over eventually discover two bodies, their identities completely unknown but foul play suspected. The search for what happened to the victims baffles and consumes Wallander, who observes, 'The past has closed all doors behind it.' The search for their names and fates propels the book, which has much to say about aging, history, and justice. Mankell's insightful afterword about the genesis of his hero and his initial decision to write crime fiction (to combat racism in Sweden) is a plus. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander’s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

 

INCLUDES AN AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804170642
Subtitle:
A Kurt Wallander Mystery
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original
Publication Date:
20140812
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.18 x 0.6 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 176 pages Vintage Books - English 9780804170642 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in 2002, this compelling short novel chronicles an episode in the life of Kurt Wallander shortly before the Swedish detective ended his career in 2011's The Troubled Man. Wallander, who shares his Ystad flat with daughter Linda, decides to look take a look at a house in the country owned by a colleague's relative. He discovers an abandoned farmhouse and, shockingly, 'the remains of a human hand, sticking up out of the brown clay soil.' The crime scene professionals who take over eventually discover two bodies, their identities completely unknown but foul play suspected. The search for what happened to the victims baffles and consumes Wallander, who observes, 'The past has closed all doors behind it.' The search for their names and fates propels the book, which has much to say about aging, history, and justice. Mankell's insightful afterword about the genesis of his hero and his initial decision to write crime fiction (to combat racism in Sweden) is a plus. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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