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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henning Mankell Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Release Date:
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A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray as both hunter and hunted in this fourth adventure from Sweden’s master of crime and mystery.

Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander had made up his mind to quit the police force for good. But when an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander’s help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen. Warily, he returns to work to head the case. A rookie female detective has joined the force in his absence, and he adopts the role of mentor to her as they fight to unravel the mystery—but the same merciless individuals responsible for the murders are closing in.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dick Hill’s performance is a prime example of art that is so finely crafted that it draws no attention to itself. Hill rattles off Swedish character and place names as naturally as a native speaker, and he’s beautifully understated as the gloomy Wallander agonizes over his personal failures…guaranteed to have listeners looking for more from Mankell, Wallander, and Hill.”


  • “An essential purchase for mystery collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “Compelling…skillfully plotted and suspenseful…A thriller for the thinking reader.”

  • “An exquisitely plotted search for motive and evidence. Dark and moody, this is crime fiction of the highest order.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/15/2014

    " A good mystery and not to graphic so I'll have nightmares. It did get a little complicated at one point but the author does a good job of repeating histories, characters, etc to keep you in the know. I'd like to try one of his other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann Gilligan | 2/12/2014

    " Enjoyed this much more than white lioness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Justin | 2/11/2014

    " Another winner from Mankell -- It got stuck to my hands - i couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marilyn | 2/3/2014

    " I like this series. I plan to get the DVDs starring Kenneth Brannaugh as Wallander. "

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