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One Step Behind: Kurt Wallander

One Step Behind: Kurt Wallander

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By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Ebba Segerberg

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 34mm | 372g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099571757
  • ISBN 13: 9780099571759
  • Sales rank: 46,443

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It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is it the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

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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 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.

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"One of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended" Daily Telegraph "Mankell is in the first division of crime writing" The Times "Not only an intriguing puzzle, but a moving description of a man trying to keep faith with a dead friend... This is the best aspect of crime fiction: a gripping plot plus the exploration of character and relationships that reverberate around murder" Independent "So compelling that, at the end of the sleepless night it took to read, I blearily reached for a keyboard to search for Mankell's other titles" -- Mark Lawson Guardian

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Mankell is a master of the genre, consummately able to ratchet up the dramatic tension and make his book impossible to put down