The Return of the Dancing Master

The Return of the Dancing Master

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By (author) Henning Mankell

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 33mm | 377g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099541882
  • ISBN 13: 9780099541882
  • Sales rank: 19,074

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WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR SIDETRACKED Herbert Molin, a retired police officer, is living alone in a remote cottage in the vast forests of northern Sweden. He has two obsessions: one is the tango and the other is a conviction that he is being hunted, constantly pursued by 'demons'. He has no close friends, no close neighbours, and by the time his body is eventually found, Molin is almost unrecognisable. Lindman, a police officer on extended sick leave, hears of the death of his former colleague and, to take his mind off his own problems, decides to involve himself in the case. What he discovers, to his horror and disbelief, is a network of evil almost unimaginable in this remote district, and one which seems impossible to link to Molin's death.

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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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"Absorbing, chilling and dripping with evil atmosphere" The Times "Mankell is the master of the slow burn, and The Return of the Dancing Master makes us crave more of his misty, haunted atmosphere" Independent "A worthy successor to the Wallander whodunnits" Sunday Telegraph "The new cast is introduced with customary brilliance, and the political edge suggests a fine new direction from this immense talent" Scotland on Sunday "Compelling...there's no one better at the genre... His characters are his greatest invention" San Francisco Chronicle