Avant le gel (Linda Wallander #1)
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Editions du Seuil
Pages no: 486
Edition language: French
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Linda Wallander (#1)
As it turns out, Linda is an insufferable idiot and Kurt a permanently angry man. I normally like Wallander books but this one was exasperating. Two stars.
Linda Wallander is just about to join her father in the Ystad police force. While on leave between training and taking up the job her friend Anna goes missing. Meanwhile her father is investigating the mysterious slaugher and burning of some animals, hoping that this isn't going to lead to human m...
I like Mankell, but this book seems to have fallen into the "Silence-of-the-Lambs-Syndrome" that seems to have become endemic. It's not enough to have someone get killed in the heat of passion or for greed. Now killers have to have killed hundreds, kill animals, butcher little children, bring abou...
This book is deliciously slow. Nothing really happens and still bit by bit the murder gets solved and ending in a big bang.As it happens I have been to Ystad but before I read the book(s). It's fun recollecting the places the books(s) take place.Also I love the tv series. Not the British ones but th...