Kurt Wallander is twenty one and new to the police force - and he won't let anything stand in the way of solving his first murder case
Wallander finds his neighbour dead: a revolver in his hand, and a bullet through his head.
Suspicious about the circumstances surrounding the apparently open and shut case of suicide, Wallander starts an off-the-books investigation - only to find that following his instincts is a very dangerous thing to do.
Discover the case that began Kurt Wallander's career - first published in The Pyramid, a collection of short stories featuring Wallander.
OUT NOW: An Event in Autumn - a new, never before published Wallander novella.
Mankell is the master of Scandinavian crime, much imitated, never bettered
Mankell is undoubtedly a skilled writer with plenty of breadth, but it’s clear that his subtleties of character, plot and pace achieve greatest expression in the Wallander series
Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters
The master of the long, dark night