The Fifth Woman

Author(s): Henning Mankell
Series: Kurt Wallander Mysteries Series No: 6
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100097748
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483071213
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
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In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, while the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallander's strength and patience, for in order to solve these murders he will need to uncover their elusive connection to the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman.

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Author(s): Henning Mankell
Product Number EB00667984
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: #9781595586124

Professional reviews

"Dick Hill's presentation of this Swedish police procedural featuring Detective Kurt Wallander captures listeners with a suspenseful plot and an evocative setting. As Wallander searches for a brutally inventive killer, Hill smoothly imparts the uncommon place and character names. Mankell's emphasis on police procedures requires endless shop meetings. To these Hill's narration lends suspense, humor, and terrific character delineation of Wallander and his cohorts--right down to the cold-stricken voice of one policeman, which gradually improves. Hill's engrossing voice weaves the growing terror of a captive florist, the gathering of a peculiar women's support group, the tension of a hospital break-in, and the horror of the serial murders--which seem completely unrelated until Wallander's brooding nature ties together the clues. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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