One Step Behind
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.
Praise for One Step Behind
Mankell is in the first division of crime writingThe Times
Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommendedObserver
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 climaxThe Times
By far the best writer of police mysteries todayMichael Ondaatje