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After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. But there he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander’s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Capture[s] the unsettled state of Wallander’s mind toward the end of his career, when he is ‘pleased with his performance as a police officer,’ but not at all ‘pleased with his life as a human being.’”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An arresting writer…[Mankell] understands and probes the underside of everyday living in an elegant and artful way…The result is writing that walks a line between ephemeral and everlasting.”

    Washington Post

  • “[Mankell’s] Swedish detective, Inspector Kurt Wallander, is one of the most impressive creations in crime fiction today…An old-fashioned moral force and sense of disquiet of the sort rarely found in contemporary crime fiction.”


  • “Compelling …Has much to say about aging, history, and justice. Mankell’s insightful afterword about the genesis of his hero and his initial decision to write crime fiction (to combat racism in Sweden) is a plus.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Simon Vance echoes the weight of detective Kurt Wallander’s world-weariness, disappointments, and regrets in his performance of this novella…Vance gives side characters, such as Wallander’s live-in adult daughter, Linda, bright, upbeat voices, delineating their personalities while adding depth to Wallander’s feelings of disconnection and isolation as he explores the long and far-reaching effects of a violent act. The production concludes with an afterword in which Mankell reflects on his writing career. A serious, surprising mystery for fans of the series as well as those new to Mankell’s work.”


  • “Miraculously, nothing about the story’s small scale prevents Wallander from casting a shadow as long as ever…As a bonus, Mankell appends a reminiscence of Wallander’s creation and a brief account of this tale’s composition that includes its saddest sentence: ‘There are no more stories about Kurt Wallander.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

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