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Released October 18, 2001
ISBN 9781860468384

£450.00

Another mesmerising and brilliant mystery from Sweden's renowned crime writer. It is February, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive a call to the Ystad police station. A dinghy has washed ashore, carrying a hideous cargo: two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were Latvian criminals, and this time Wallander will unwittingly become involved in the affairs of the nation so close to Sweden, yet still emerging from behind the Iron Curtain. When another murder is committed, Wallander agrees to travel to Riga to help solve the crimes. There he finds himself plunged into a nightmare world of police surveillance, veiled threats, and lies. Alone, determined to discover the truth and pursued by the shadowy figures of the secret police, Wallander will test his bravery to the limits - and he will also find love.

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Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was a Swedish crime writer, children's author and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander. He also wrote a number of plays and screenplays for television.

He was a left-wing social critic and activist. In his books and plays he constantly highlighted social inequality issues and injustices in Sweden and abroad. In 2010, Mankell was on board one of the ships in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was boarded by Israeli military forces. He was below deck when eight or nine people were shot.

Mankell shared his time between Sweden and countries in Africa, mostly Mozambique where he started a theatre. He made considerable donations to charity organizations, mostly connected to Africa.

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