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  • Published: 11 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448182961
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

An Event in Autumn

Never before published in English, this Kurt Wallander novella sees the original Scandinavian detective uncovering the skeleton of a woman in a suburban garden - forcing him to delve into the area's dark past...

Some cases aren't as cold as you'd thinkKurt Wallander's life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman. As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman's killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda. But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past.A treat for fans and new readers alike, this is a never before published Kurt Wallander novella

  • Published: 11 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448182961
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and 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.

Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children’s Villages and PLAN International, where he was 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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Praise for An Event in Autumn

An absolute pleasure to read and one worth luxuriating in

Alison Flood, Observer

Wallander remains one of the most impressive and credible creations in crime fiction today

Ian Thompson, Spectator

Good news for those suffering Wallander withdrawal symptoms

Laura Wilson, Guardian

This beautifully crafted story will grab you and it will not let go

David Stephenson, 4 stars, Sunday Express

A final precious gobbet for those of us who aren’t ready for Inspector Wallander’s story to come to an end

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

Mankell is undoubtedly a skilled writer with plenty of breadth, but it’s clear that his subtleties of character, plot and pace achieve greatest expression in the Wallander series

James Urquhart, Independent on Sunday

Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters

Daily Telegraph

The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend time in the detective's company. I certainly do

Sean French, Irish Times

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