The Fifth Woman (Mass Market Paperback)

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A series of seemingly unconnected murders

In Africa, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered--the death of the nameless woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled when a retired car dealer is found impaled and the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled. With only a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men as clues, Wallander will need all of his strength to uncover the reason behind these deaths and their elusive connection to the unsolved murder of the fifth woman.

Praise For…

Praise for Henning Mankell and The Fifth Woman

“You can’t put it down.” —Austin American-Statesman
“Exquisite. . . . Something to look forward to.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“A scary and cunning tale.” —Rocky Mountain News
“Achieves a deeply satisfying density of plot and characterization.” —The Baltimore Sun
“[Mankell] keeps things at a high level of suspense.” —Detroit Free-Press

“Intricate plotting, chilling psychological divination, and thrilling police procedural. . . . Highly recommended.” —Library Journal
“[The Fifth Woman] confirms that Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around, strong on characterization, plotting and atmosphere.” —The Observer (London)
“Inspector Wallander has established himself as one of the best of recent detectives.” —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
“[Mankell is] one of my new favorites. . . . Beautifully constructed plots.” —Otto Penzler, New York Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307946669
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Pages: 672