The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Kurt Wallander Mysteries series:

Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery

by

Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery Cover

ISBN13: 9781565848351
ISBN10: 1565848357
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Less Than Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $10.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Linda Wallander is bored. Just graduated from the police academy, she is waiting to start work at the Ystad police station and move into her own apartment. Meantime, she is living with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are driving each other crazy. Nor will they be able to escape each other when she moves out. Her father is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police force, whom she will have to work alongside.

Linda's boredom doesn't last long. Soon she is embroiled in the case of her childhood friend Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the investigation proceeds, she makes a few rookie mistakes. They are understandable, but they are also life-threatening. And as the case her father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more calculated and dangerous than either could have imagined begins to emerge.

Already an international bestseller, Before the Frost inaugurates Henning Mankell's new mystery series about Linda Wallander, and also features Stefan Lindman of The Return of the Dancing Master.

Review:

"In Mankell's stellar 10th Wallander mystery, the generational torch passes from father Kurt to his equally stubborn daughter, Linda, who recently finished her police training and is anxiously awaiting her first day on the job. But a seemingly random series of events jump-starts her career and enmeshes her and her father, along with Stefan Lindman, the detective featured in The Return of the Dancing Master (2004), in a case with global ramifications. The book begins on a bizarrely disquieting note: someone is setting animals — wild swans, a farmer's calf — on fire. Then Linda begins investigating, unofficially, the disappearance of her friend Anna Westin. And the stakes for everyone are raised when Linda finds the ritualistically mutilated corpse of Birgitta Medberg, a local cultural historian. A complex (but wholly credible) narrative connects these events with a terrorist plot led by a survivor of the 1978 mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. As always with Mankell, the mystery is connected to larger issues — the decline of Swedish civility, of course, but also the danger of religious fundamentalism (the events are set in the weeks before 9/11) — but polemics never trumps suspense in this extraordinarily compelling drama." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Linda has a future in this series; but it takes a seasoned philosopher like Wallander to make sense of the horrors that men do to honor their gods." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Though Mankell's novels can be painfully slow, they're never without their virtues, and this case is redeemed by the electricity between a father and daughter too much alike." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Already an international bestseller, "Before the Frost" inaugurates Mankell's new mystery series about Linda Wallander, daughter of Inspector Kurt Wallander, and also features Stefan Lindman of "The Return of the Dancing Master."

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

thegirl, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by thegirl)
this is a great book, i recommend it , u can find alot of interesting elements on it, and u wont want stop reading it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565848351
Subtitle:
A Linda Wallander Mystery
Translator:
Segerberg, Ebba
Translator:
Segerberg, Ebba
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Author:
Segerberg, Ebba
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Sweden
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Police -- Sweden.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Kurt Wallander Mysteries
Publication Date:
20050208
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 26 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Fleshmarket Alley: An Inspector... New Mass Market $7.99
  2. Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus...
    Sale Mass Market $3.98
  3. Witch Hunt: A Novel Used Book Club Hardcover $3.50
  4. Unpaid Dues (Munch Mancini Novels) Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Used Mass Market $4.50
  6. Trouble in Paradise Used Hardcover $4.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 383 pages New Press - English 9781565848351 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Mankell's stellar 10th Wallander mystery, the generational torch passes from father Kurt to his equally stubborn daughter, Linda, who recently finished her police training and is anxiously awaiting her first day on the job. But a seemingly random series of events jump-starts her career and enmeshes her and her father, along with Stefan Lindman, the detective featured in The Return of the Dancing Master (2004), in a case with global ramifications. The book begins on a bizarrely disquieting note: someone is setting animals — wild swans, a farmer's calf — on fire. Then Linda begins investigating, unofficially, the disappearance of her friend Anna Westin. And the stakes for everyone are raised when Linda finds the ritualistically mutilated corpse of Birgitta Medberg, a local cultural historian. A complex (but wholly credible) narrative connects these events with a terrorist plot led by a survivor of the 1978 mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. As always with Mankell, the mystery is connected to larger issues — the decline of Swedish civility, of course, but also the danger of religious fundamentalism (the events are set in the weeks before 9/11) — but polemics never trumps suspense in this extraordinarily compelling drama." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Linda has a future in this series; but it takes a seasoned philosopher like Wallander to make sense of the horrors that men do to honor their gods."
"Review" by , "Though Mankell's novels can be painfully slow, they're never without their virtues, and this case is redeemed by the electricity between a father and daughter too much alike."
"Synopsis" by , Already an international bestseller, "Before the Frost" inaugurates Mankell's new mystery series about Linda Wallander, daughter of Inspector Kurt Wallander, and also features Stefan Lindman of "The Return of the Dancing Master."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.