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    DescriptionSweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

    • Publisher: VINTAGE
    • Published: 01 April 2012
    • Format: Paperback 352 pages
    • See: Full bibliographic data
    • Categories: Crime
    • ISBN 13: 9780099570554 ISBN 10: 0099570556
    • Sales rank: 7,333

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    Title
    The Dogs of Riga
    Subtitle
    Kurt Wallander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henning Mankell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099570554
    ISBN 10: 0099570556
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    Libri: SCHW6930
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020, FIC022000
    DC23: 839.7374
    Thema V1.0: FFP
    BIC subject category V2: FGC
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henning Mankell has become a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries are currently dominating bestseller lists all over the globe. His books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell devotes much of his free time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience. www.henningmankell.co.uk
    Review quote
    "Riga is a haunted place, and Mankell describes it with the sort of creepy detail that one shudders to believe is accurate" -- Donna Leon "Mankell could turn you to crime" Daily Telegraph "Mankell is a powerful writer" Independent "Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters" Daily Telegraph
    Back cover copy
    It is winter and Inspector Kurt Wallander receives an anonymous tip-off; a few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, both shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.