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Dogs of Riga

Henning Mankell


PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780099570554
ANNOTATION:
Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.
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PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780099570554
ANNOTATION:
Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

Annotation

Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

Publisher Description

Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

Back Cover

It is winter and Inspector Kurt Wallander receives an anonymous tip-off; a few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, both shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea, to Riga in Latvia, where he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light.

Author Biography

Henning Mankell has become a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries are currently dominating bestseller lists all over the globe. His books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations- most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell devotes much of his free time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.

Review

"Riga is a haunted place, and Mankell describes it with the sort of creepy detail that one shudders to believe is accurate" -- Donna Leon "Mankell could turn you to crime" Daily Telegraph "Mankell is a powerful writer" Independent "Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters" Daily Telegraph

Review Text

"Riga is a haunted place, and Mankell describes it with the sort of creepy detail that one shudders to believe is accurate"

Promotional "Headline"

"It is winter and Inspector Kurt Wallander receives an anonymous tip-off; two days later, a life raft washes up on a beach, in it lie two men, both shot dead"

Product Details

Author
Henning Mankell
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099570556
ISBN-13
9780099570554
Media
Book
Pages
352
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Series
Kurt Wallander
Short Title
DOGS OF RIGA
Residence
SW
Subtitle
Kurt Wallander
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2012-03-29
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade