One of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended' Observer
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.
“Mankell is in the first division of crime writing”
“Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended”
“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
“Perfectly judged to create a thrilling mood of growing tension culminating in a satisfying climax”
“By far the best writer of police mysteries today”