The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
A Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mysteries)

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Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell's award-winning, internationally best-selling detective series, this time to investigate a horrific crime in his Scandinavian homeland somehow linked to a troubled apartheid-era South Africa. When the tenacious sleuth's search for the truth behind the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife uncovers a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela, Wallander finds himself in a tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent.
 

About Henning Mankell

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Bestselling author Henning Mankell has received numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize. His Kurt Wallander mysteries are global bestsellers and have been adapted into the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. He divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique. Ebba Segerberg has translated One Step Behind, Firewall, and Before the Frost by Henning Mankell (all available from The New Press) and Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Published May 1, 2003 by Vintage. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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There’s no obvious suspect at first, but then Wallander learns of a stalker—an excitable type whose interest in the attractive young woman was apparently not discouraged in the slightest by several firm admonitions to get lost.

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The Guardian

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The White Lioness Henning Mankell Vintage £6.99, pp384 There is only one man in my life...

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The Guardian

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The White Lioness by Henning Mankell 440pp, Harvill, £14.99 Reviewers of thrillers usually remain tactfully reticent about plot details.

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This novel, written in 1993, links the murder of a real estate agent in Wallender's town of Ystad to South Africa, where Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison, and to Russia, where the KGB is busy planning Mandela's fate.

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The Bookbag

Summary: This third book in theKurt Wallander series is best read in sequence or you will know much of what happens.

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Reviewing the Evidence

When he comes into danger he takes matters into his own hands - being Wallander's boss or Wallander's doctor would not be an easy life.

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