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Three young friends are shot dead on Midsummer's Eve. Then one of Kurt Wallander's colleagues is murdered. Is it the same killer?

It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet.

Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is it the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

Reviews

Mankell is in the first division of crime writing

The Times

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

Sean French, Independent

Mankell could turn you to crime

Daily Telegraph

Wallander's investigations are perfectly judged to create a thrilling mood of growing tension culminating in a satisfying climax

The Times

Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters

Daily Telegraph

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    9780099571759

    January 16, 2013

    Vintage

    544 pages

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    9781407017631

    May 1, 2010

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    544 pages

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