Kurt Wallander is back. This time he must discover why a teenage girl doused herself in petrol and burned herself to death, leaving no clues as to who she was. Then a former minister of justice is butchered in a bizarre murder that proves to be the first of a killer who strikes again and again.
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Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series.
In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden?s former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with a handful of obstacles?a department distracted by the threat of impending cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous long-distance relationship with a murdered policeman?s widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the young girl who set herself on fire. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.
“Presents Mankell at his best…if you haven’t bought Sidetracked, do so ASAP” -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
“[I]t is Wallander’s voice . . . that captures us.” -- New York Times Book Review
“Mankell joins the worthy ranks of such past masters as Georges Simenon [and] Nicholas Freeling.” -- The Wall Street Journal
“Full of emotion yet cleanly written, apparently straightforward yet fraught with intriguing revelations, Mankell’s latest mystery is strongly recommended.” -- Library Journal
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Book Description Harvill Pr, 2000. Book Condition: As New. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Book in almost Brand New condition. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78675308
Book Description Harvill Pr, 2000. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP23719288
Book Description The Harvill Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition.May have some library identification marks/stamps. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002516346
Book Description Harvill Press, London, 2000. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 003337
Book Description Harvill Secker, London, UK, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a as New Dust Jacket. The second Wallander novel and fine unread copy with a small bump to one corner. Bookseller Inventory # 002574
Book Description Harvill, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A UK 1st Edition, 1st Printing hardback copy indicated on the copyright page by a full 135798642 number line. - ONE OF THE FAMOUS KURT WALLANDER SERIES, NOW SERIALISED ON TELEVISION. - The book is in near fine condition, the only detractors being a bump to the top outside corner of the front board and slight sunning to the page block. It is otherwise tight and square, with no creasing to the spine and no tears or inscriptions. It feels unread. A lovely example. - The dust jacket is in very good condition and has not been price clipped with a price of £16.99 shown. A very small amount of lifting to the laminate around the top of the spine, but nothing significant. Light surface scratching. Otherwise a nice example. Bookseller Inventory # 000364
Book Description Harvill Press, London, UK, 2000. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First edition. heavy. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt imprint to spine. Textblock is clean, sound, tight and likely unread. Edges and corners in new condition. Dust jacket in likewise mint condition, now protected by archival-quality, mylar (Brodart) sleeve. Trans. from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. First UK edition. Bookseller Inventory # 00002731
Book Description Harvill, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. Fine: tight and square in sharp black boards, and very crisp and clean, presenting as unread; gently pushed to the heel of the spine and a little toning to the edge of the page block. The unclipped dustwrapper is Near Fine: bright and unfaded with a 5mm closed tear to the top of the rear gutter, some crinkling to the top edge of the rear panel and a little rubbing to the tips of a couple of corners; presents very well indeed in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # 578
Book Description The Harvill Press, London, 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First English Edition; First Printing. Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. This is the fifth book in the Kurt Wallander series. Dust jacket protected in clear mylar wrapper; bubble wrapped, boxed, and shipped with USPS Tracking (USA only). Bookseller Inventory # 001657
Book Description London: Harvill, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Unread copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007185