The Man from Beijing

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From the dean of Scandinavian noir, Henning Mankell, the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, an incredible stand-alone masterpiece: a bone-chilling mystery that spans two centuries and four continents.
 
In the far north of Sweden a small, quiet village has been almost entirely wiped out by a mass murderer. The only clue left at the scene is a red ribbon. Among the victims are the grandparents of Judge Birgitta Roslin, who sets out to find the killer. Despite being brushed off by the police, Birgitta is determined to prove that the murders were not a random act of violence but are part of something far more dark and complex. Her investigation leads to the highest echelons of power and into the recesses of history where the seeds of evil deeds were planted.  

 

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User Review  - Christina_E_Mitchell - LibraryThing

I love Mankell's Inspector Wallander series. I picked up this book in an airport on a whim after facing a probable delay due to weather. What makes me enthusiastic about this book: 1. Women are the ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Not a Wallander book, and not up to the level as those I've read from that series. The start is excellent, but it doesn't carry through very well at all. Read full review

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Contents

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Part 2
85
Part 3
142
Part 4
244
Epilogue
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Henning Mankell is the internatinally acclaimed, bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels.  Mankell's novels have been translated into forty-five languages and have sold more than forty million copies worldwide. He was the first winner of the Ripper Award and also received the Glass Key and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger, among other awards. His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. During his life, Mankell divided his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he was artistic director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in 2015.

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