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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407065304
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

Sidetracked

Kurt Wallander




In this gripping thriller, Kurt Wallander's furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.

Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him.

But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407065304
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

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.

www.henningmankell.com

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Praise for Sidetracked

Wonderfully bleak thrillers...somehow unremitting and gripping at the same time

Sean French, Independent

Mankell could turn you to crime

Daily Telegraph

Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended

Observer

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

The Times

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