It is winter 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team at the Ystad police station in Skane receive an anonymous tip-off.
Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948. He is the author of many works of fiction, among them the nine novels in the Kurt Wallander series. His books have been translated into 19 languages. He has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and more recently in Mozambique, where he is now head of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He won the Swedish Academy of Crime Literature award for Faceless Killers.
"Atmospheric and gripping" * Independent * "Mankell could turn you to crime" * Daily Telegraph * "Riga is a haunted place, and Mankell describes it with the sort of creepy detail that one shudders to believe is accurate" * Sunday Times *