"One of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended" (Daily Telegraph
"Mankell is in the first division of crime writing" (The Times
"Not only an intriguing puzzle, but a moving description of a man trying to keep faith with a dead friend... This is the best aspect of crime fiction: a gripping plot plus the exploration of character and relationships that reverberate around murder" (Independent
"So compelling that, at the end of the sleepless night it took to read, I blearily reached for a keyboard to search for Mankell's other titles" (Mark Lawson Guardian
Three young friends are shot dead on Midsummer's Eve. Then one of Kurt Wallander's colleagues is murdered. Is it the same killer?