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Kurt Wallander is twenty one and new to the police force - and he won't let anything stand in the way of solving his first murder case

Kurt Wallander is twenty one and new to the police force - and he won't let anything stand in the way of solving his first murder case

Wallander finds his neighbour dead: a revolver in his hand, and a bullet through his head.

Suspicious about the circumstances surrounding the apparently open and shut case of suicide, Wallander starts an off-the-books investigation - only to find that following his instincts is a very dangerous thing to do.

Discover the case that began Kurt Wallander's career - first published in The Pyramid, a collection of short stories featuring Wallander.
OUT NOW: An Event in Autumn - a new, never before published Wallander novella.

Reviews

Mankell is the master of Scandinavian crime, much imitated, never bettered

Independent

Mankell is undoubtedly a skilled writer with plenty of breadth, but it’s clear that his subtleties of character, plot and pace achieve greatest expression in the Wallander series

Independent on Sunday

Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters

Daily Telegraph

The master of the long, dark night

Crime Time

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  • EBook

    9781473521674

    August 28, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    50 pages

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