The Man from Beijing

The Man from Beijing

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 38mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 3 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099532042
  • ISBN 13: 9780099532040
  • Sales rank: 15,297

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WALLANDER MYSTERIES REVENGE CAN TAKE MORE THAN A LIFETIME In a sleepy hamlet in north Sweden, the local police make a chilling discovery; nineteen people have been brutally slaughtered. It is a crime unprecedented in Sweden's history and the police are under incredible pressure to solve the killings. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate. When the police make a hasty arrest it is left to her to investigate the source of a nineteenth century diary and red silk ribbon found near the crime scene. What she will uncover leads her into an international web of corruption and a story of vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years. The Man from Beijing is a gripping political thriller and a compelling detective story from a writer at the height of his powers.

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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 over forty 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.

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By Miranda Grange 01 Dec 2011 5

Loved this book - his best by far. Recommended reading if you like crime novels

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"The master of the Swedish crime thriller... a master modern storyteller" -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express "Riveting" The Times "Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended" Observer "Readable, tense, sometimes horrific and chilling in its precise delineation of brutal crime" Guardian "It's hard to think of a crime novel with a more grisly opening" Sunday Times