Saturday, August 23, 2014
An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery by Henning Mankell
Kurt is thinking about buying a house in a country setting. When a friend calls him with a lead and offers him a fair price on a house in the area he grew up as a child, he goes to look at it. He never expected to stumble over something in the back yard. What's worse is that it's a skeletal hand...
Vintage Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you). It was published in August, so you can grab a copy now.
I had not read anything by Mr. Mankell before but this was a very good read. I'm going to look for more of his work.
This death is not in his precinct, but since he has an interest in the house, he does some investigating anyway. It turns out the body has been buried there for years, so it's not a current crime. He researches who lived there in the past and tries to make sense out of what he's learned. It's an old crime. Most the people involved are already dead. Those still alive don't remember much or have already lost their minds. But he's a persistent and dedicated cop. He won't buy the house now that this has happened, but since it caught his attention, he's not going to let it go. The bad news? It almost gets him killed...
It's an interesting detailed read that smoothly moves along and draws you in. I liked it. Why don't you try it and see what you think?