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 think
Kurt 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
“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”
“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