The White Lioness

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Vintage Books, 2003 - Fiction - 440 pages
33 Reviews
Third in the Kurt Wallander series.

The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander learns of a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex—and dangerous. The search for the truth behind the killing eventually uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with both the secret police and a ruthless foreign agent. Combining compelling insights into the sinister side of modern life with a riveting tale of international intrigue,The White Lionesskeeps you on the knife-edge of suspense.

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

A good dense read. How Wallender keeps his job I don't know but the suspense was real and the South Africa sections interesting. Didn't like the daughter getting involved Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I admit to being a fan of Scandinavian noir and Henning Mankell was one of the great practitioners of the genre (he died in 2015 at the age of 67). This book is ample proof of that. His detective ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written eight novels and a collection of short stories featuring Kurt Wallander. The books have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including Great Britain’s Gold Dagger in 2000) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. He has also published many other novels for children, young people, and adults, and is one of Sweden’s most frequently performed dramatists. He has spent many years in Africa, where a number of his novels are set. Born in 1948, Mankell grew up in the Swedish village of Sveg. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida.

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