By Henning Mankell

First within the Kurt Wallander sequence. It was once a senselessly violent crime: on a chilly evening in a distant Swedish farmhouse an aged farmer is bludgeoned to loss of life, and his spouse is left to die with a noose round her neck. And as though this didn’t current adequate difficulties for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the demise woman’s final observe is overseas, leaving the police the only tangible clue they have–and within the strategy, the fit that may inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. in contrast to the location along with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the attractive yet married younger prosecuter who has peaked his curiosity, consequently, Wallander reveals an issue he can deal with. He fast turns into keen about fixing the crime sooner than the already annoying state of affairs explodes, yet quickly involves discover that it'll require all his reserves of power and commitment to resolve.

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It's Maria. He goes over to the bedroom window and peeks cautiously through the gap between the curtain and the window frame. Suddenly he knows that Johannes is dead. He shines his torch inside and blinks hard before he forces himself to look. Maria is crumpled up on the floor, tied to a chair. Her face is bloody and her false teeth lie broken on her spattered nightgown. All he can see of Johannes is a foot. The rest of his body is hidden by the curtain. He limps back and climbs over the fence again.

That all I want is to go back to sleep and recapture in a fleeting dream the form of a naked woman. " "No, not exactly. An elderly farmer called and said his name was Nystrom. Lives in Lunnarp. " Wallander thought rapidly about where Lunnarp was. Not so far from Marsvinsholm, in a region that was unusually hilly for Skane. "It sounded serious. " "Peters and Noren are out trying to find someone who broke a window at the Continental. " "Tell them to drive to the crossroads between Kade Lake and Katslosa and wait till I get there.

But right now he felt uncertain and tired. He forced himself to shift into first gear. The car rolled a few metres. Then he stopped again. It was as if he only now realised what he had witnessed on that frozen winter morning. The senselessness and savagery of the attack on the helpless couple scared him. Something had happened that shouldn't have, not here. He looked out of the car window. The wind was rushing and whistling around the doors. I have to get started, he thought. It's as Rydberg said: we've got to find whoever did this.

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