The Fifth Woman

The Fifth Woman

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A series of seemingly unconnected murders In Africa, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered--the death of the nameless woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled when a retired car dealer is found impaled and the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled. With only a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men as clues, Wallander will need all of his strength to uncover the reason behind these deaths and their elusive connection to the unsolved murder of the fifth more

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  • Paperback | 654 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 42mm | 317.51g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0307946665
  • 9780307946669
  • 37,681

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Praise for Henning Mankell and "The Fifth Woman " "You can't put it down." --"Austin American-Statesman" "Exquisite. . . . Something to look forward to." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "A scary and cunning tale." --"Rocky Mountain News" " " "Achieves a deeply satisfying density of plot and characterization." --"The Baltimore Sun" "[Mankell] keeps things at a high level of suspense." --"Detroit Free-Press " "Intricate plotting, chilling psychological divination, and thrilling police procedural. . . . Highly recommended." --"Library Journal" "[The Fifth Woman] confirms that Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around, strong on characterization, plotting and atmosphere." --"The Observer" (London) "Inspector Wallander has established himself as one of the best of recent detectives." --"The Times Literary Supplement" (London) "[Mankell is] one of my new favorites. . . . Beautifully constructed plots." --Ottoshow more

About Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell is the internatinally acclaimed, bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels.  Mankell's novels have been translated into forty-five languages and have sold more than forty million copies worldwide. He was the first winner of the Ripper Award and also received the Glass Key and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger, among other awards. His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. During his life, Mankell divided his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he was artistic director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in more

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17,947 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 31% (5,565)
4 45% (8,140)
3 19% (3,489)
2 3% (547)
1 1% (206)
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