The Man from Beijing
|Author:||Laurie Thompson (Translator); Henning Mankell|
The best-selling, award-winning author of the Kurt Wallander series delivers an incredible stand-alone masterpiece: a bone-chilling mystery that spans two centuries and four continents.
In the far north of Sweden a small, quiet village has been almost entirely wiped out by a mass murderer. The only clue left at the scene is a red ribbon. Among the victims are the grandparents of Judge Birgitta Roslin, who sets out to find the killer. Despite being brushed off by the police, Birgitta is determined to prove that the murders were not a random act of violence but are part of something far more dark and complex. Her investigation leads to the highest echelons of power and into the recesses of history where the seeds of evil deeds were planted.
A brutal revenge story that is both a gripping police procedural and a chilling political thriller
Henning Mankell is the prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now dominating bestseller lists throughout Europe and being adapted into a BBC television series starring Kenneth Branagh. He devotes much of his free time to working with AIDS charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. www.henningmankell.co.uk