Four nuns and a fifth woman are killed in a savage night-time attack in Africa. A year later, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher and discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then, another man is reported missing.
Once again Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders.
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked.
Inspector Wallander is one of the most wonderful creations in contemporary crime writing
Truly horrifying... The novels become a compulsion - one reads them all
A first-class police procedural
The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend more time in the detective's company. I certainly do
Mankell's long, subtle, involving novel could turn you to crime