The Return of the Dancing Master
When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow — as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides... show more
When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow — as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his former colleague, but is soon enmeshed in a mystifying case with no witnesses and no apparent motives. Terrified of the disease that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he unearths the chilling links between Molin’s death and an underground neo-Nazi network that runs further and deeper than he could ever have imagined.
Publish date: February 8th 2005
Pages no: 416
Edition language: Swedish
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, World War II
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Quite readable Swedish murder mystery
“Powrót nauczyciela tańca” to na pierwszy rzut oka bardzo typowy dla Mankella kryminał, od serii z Kurtem Wallanderem różniący się tylko brakiem znanego bohatera. Tu jest nowy, znacznie młodszy - Stefan Lindmann ma dopiero 37 lat i właśnie przeżywa najgorsze dni swojego życia. Dopadł go nowotwór, le...
My first Henning Mankell - it's pretty good, really. Mankell sets up some interesting twists and writerly challenges that I can't go into without spoilers. His 'reveals' come early for a mystery of this type but they set up the story in interesting ways rather than cause half a book of d??nouement.I...
Another great book from Henning Mankell. It is difficult always to read a book by Mankell, especially when they include a policeman as the central character, without slipping into believing the character is Kurt Wallander! But this is a great examination of a subject close to the author's heart - th...
This stand-alone is as good, if not better, as any of the best Kurt Wallanders. Very well translated too.