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The Man From Bejing

Henning Mankell

ISBN 10: 0307271862 / ISBN 13: 9780307271860
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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2010 Fine Book, Fine unclipped jacket, Stated First North American Edition, Signed by the author on the title page, *signature only, 366 clean tight unmarked deckled pages, book has white boards with 1/4 blue cloth covered spine, silver embossed lettering on the spine, jacket is white with a b/w illustration, a red center with white lettering, 2/2010 on the back inside jacket flap. Bookseller Inventory # 004694

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Title: The Man From Bejing

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller.

January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.

Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor—a gang master on the American transcontinental railway—that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth.

The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States—a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders.

About the Author:

Henning Mankell is the prizewinning author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, which were adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. His novels have been translated into forty languages and have sold thirty million copies worldwide. He is the first winner of the Ripper Award (the new European Crime Fiction Star Award) and has also received the Glass Key and Golden Dagger awards. He divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique.

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