An Event in Autumn

An Event in Autumn

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An Inspector Kurt Wallander short novel by the bestselling author Henning Mankell, available in English for the first time. A Vintage Canada Original.
Soon after Inspector Kurt Wallander moves into a new house with a charming garden, he makes an upsetting discovery: there is a hand--indeed, an entire corpse--buried in a shallow grave in the garden. It's the responsibility of the local police to handle the investigation...but Wallander, even though busy with another case, is soon drawn into the search for the truth about his new home, and its previous owner.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Vintage Canada,, 2014
Edition: Vintage Canada ed.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780345808509
Characteristics: 169 pages ;,21 cm.

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loudem
Feb 22, 2017

Nice little book. Not too complicated. Almost treated like a short story. Fast read. I always enjoy reading Mankell and his Wallander character.

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htliang
Jan 06, 2017

An archetypal Inspector Kurt Wallander narrative: an interesting and methodical police procedural in a cold and wet Scandinavian setting. I always enjoy the simple, earthy writing style and the imperfect characters that Henning Mankell creates. This particular story is quite short – only 149 pages, so it is a good choice for reading on a flight or vacation.

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Marc Dolgin
Dec 04, 2016

Thin plot line and little by way of interesting context. It reads like it was written on auto-pilot or dashed off over a week-end. Not Mankell's best or even very good.

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uncommonreader
Oct 30, 2016

Written in 2004 and published in 2014, this novella about a discovery at a house Wallander is looking to buy is a very pleasurable read. There is an excellent Afterword by Mankell about the Wallander series.

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bashum1
Dec 13, 2014

All of the Kurt Wallander stories excellent. The books along with the PBS series are good mysteries!

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myida112
Nov 26, 2014

pretty boring for a mankell book.

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