One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander #7)

Author(s): Henning Mankell; Ebba Segerberg (Translator)


On Midsummer s Eve, three friends gather in a secluded meadow in Sweden. In the still-sun-lit northern night, they don costumes and begin to role play. But an uninvited guest soon brings their performance to a gruesome conclusion. His approach is careful; his aim is perfect. Three bullets, three corpses. The murderer then carefully photographs the grisly tableau.
Meanwhile, the Ystad police station is experiencing a summer lull. Inspector Kurt Wallander is focusing on living healthier, but his peace of mind is shattered when a fellow officer is murdered. The police slowly realize how little they know about what is going on in their seemingly serene town. An unknown killer is on the loose, but their only lead is a photograph of three dead young people in costume.
Forced to dig more deeply than he d like into the personal life of one of his colleagues, Wallander s investigation uncovers something he could never have imagined.
One Step Behind is the fifth book to appear in English in what the Los Angeles Times Book Review calls the exquisite Kurt Wallander series."


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Three young friends are shot dead on Midsummer's Eve. Then one of Kurt Wallander's colleagues is murdered. Is it the same killer?

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099571759
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.373
  • : October 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 34mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Henning Mankell; Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 113
  • : English
  • : 839.738
  • : General Adult
  • : 544