Synopses & Reviews
Seventh in the Kurt Wallander series.
A body is found at an ATM the apparent victim of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing in common, but as Wallander delves deeper into the mystery of why the girls murdered the cab driver he begins to unravel a plot much more involved complicated than he initially suspected. The two cases become one and lead to conspiracy that stretches to encompass a world larger than the borders of Sweden.
"Mankell's ambitious endeavor to combine large themes with small-town murder is a notable success." Publishers Weekly
"Though the case is as overstuffed as you'd expect from exhaustive Mankell, resolute Wallander, lonely, unhappy, even at times desperate, is as magnetic as ever." Kirkus Reviews
"Well-paced...a thinking man's thriller." The New York Times Book Review
"Satisfying....[A]s intriguing a landscape as Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles or Charles Willeford's Miami." The Wall Street Journal
While trying to connect two deaths, Kurt Wallander experiences personal and professional betrayals.
The latest installment in the bestselling Kurt Wallander series has the taciturn detective confronting the public's increasingly vulnerability in the digitized world.
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 UKs Golden Dagger Award in 2000) 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.