Synopses & Reviews
Second in the Kurt Wallander series.
"[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
"A gripping, thoughtful police procedural that engages from the first page." Irish Independent (U.K.)
The Dogs of Riga takes Inspector Kurt Wallander to Riga, Latvia, to investigate the murder of two Eastern European criminals.
From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the second riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.
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.
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.
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.