It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck.
As if this didn’t present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word, his only tangible clue, was “foreign.” If publicized, it could be the match that would inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.
In this case, unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the young prosecutor who has piqued his interest, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes—though it will require all of his talent to do so.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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Well written. Interesting characters with long Swedish names requiring attentive listening. Many interpersonal stories are woven into serveral murders which make the book more entertaining to read. I recommend this book.
Faceless killers and others
These r pretty good plots, My only concern is the author tends to prolong the story by repeating things like not haven't slept, something is not right or as in the story of the man from ria, he seems to devout too much time on the chinese, it's history and the beauty of the country.
Meh. The story was interesting but the narrator drove me crazy... sensationalizng ....every... single... word... Apparently the main character doesn't like snow, as we were reminded several times with ... emphasis... on... every.... single... occasion. Probably worth it for book of the month price but I wouldn't have paid full price. I used this story to help fall asleep at night and it worked.