'Riveting' The Times
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.
'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
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