The Fifth Woman

The Fifth Woman

4.02 (18,550 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$7.98

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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 woman.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 654 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 42mm | 317.51g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0307946665
  • 9780307946669
  • 49,115

Review quote

"Exquisite. . . . Something to look forward to." "-"--"Los Angeles Times Book Review

""A scary and cunning tale. . . . Here is a police procedural in which the main procedure is thought." --"Rocky Mountain News

""Achieves a deeply satisfying density of plot and characterization." --"The Baltimore Sun

""A marvelously told mystery. . . . You can't put it down, but you won't want to finish it either." --"Austin American Statesman

"From the Trade Paperback edition."
show 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 2015.
show more

Rating details

18,550 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 31% (5,746)
4 45% (8,423)
3 19% (3,598)
2 3% (572)
1 1% (211)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X