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The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander #2)

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ISBN13: 9781400031528
ISBN10: 1400031524
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Second in the Kurt Wallander series.

On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. But after the victims are traced to the Baltic state of Latvia, a country gripped by the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work done, Wallander slips into routine once more, until suddenly, he is called to Riga and plunged into an alien world where shadows are everywhere, everything is watched, and old regimes will do anything to stay alive.

Review:

"[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." Publishers Weekly

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"A gripping, thoughtful police procedural that engages from the first page." Irish Independent (U.K.)

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The Dogs of Riga takes Inspector Kurt Wallander to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals.

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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.

Synopsis:

Second in the Kurt Wallander series.

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 U.K.'s Gold Dagger Award in 2002) 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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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.
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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.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031528
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
April 13, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.05 x .9 in .5 lb

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Product details 336 pages Vintage - English 9781400031528 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "A gripping, thoughtful police procedural that engages from the first page."
"Synopsis" by , The Dogs of Riga takes Inspector Kurt Wallander to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Second in the Kurt Wallander series.
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