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If you go into the woods today...,
This review is from: The Return Of The Dancing Master (Hardcover)
I wasn't overjoyed when I discovered that Mankell's latest novel doesn't feature Inspector Kurt Wallander, but within a couple of chapters I'd forgotten all about Ystad's favourite detective and become fully engrossed in the dark forests of northern Sweden. Apart from Mankell's gripping plots - and this one is as good as any - it is his sense of place that makes his novels so compelling. I don't normally read crime fiction, but like writers like Henning Mankell and Ian Rankin because their well-written, intelligent novels transcend the genre. Prepare to be bleary-eyed in the morning, because this novel is very hard to put down.