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  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099571742
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $19.99

The Fifth Woman

Kurt Wallander




When Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly man, he uncovers a gruesome murder in a case that will test him to his limits.

Four nuns and a fifth woman are killed in a savage night-time attack in Africa. A year later, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher and discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then, another man is reported missing.

Once again Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders.

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099571742
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $19.99

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 The Fifth Woman

“Inspector Wallander is one of the most wonderful creations in contemporary crime writing”

Mark Lawson, Guardian

“Truly horrifying... The novels become a compulsion - one reads them all”

Daily Telegraph

“A first-class police procedural”

Independent on Sunday

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

Sean French, Independent

“Mankell's long, subtle, involving novel could turn you to crime”

Daily Telegraph

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

Sean French, Independent

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

Observer


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