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Sidetracked / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray.

By: Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015 [author.].
Contributor(s): Murray, Steven T [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Mankell, Henning, Kurt Wallander mystery: 5.Publisher: London : Vintage, 2012, c1999Description: 504 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099571735 (paperback); 0099571730 (paperback).Uniform titles: Villospar. English Subject(s): Wallander, Kurt (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Sweden -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger. This title is the winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.
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Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER

First published with the title Villospar in 1995 by Ordfronts Forlag, Stockholm.

First published in Great Britain: 2000.

Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger. This title is the winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.

Translated from the Swedish.

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