The Man from Beijing

Author(s): Henning Mankell

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One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they discover a savagely murdered man lying in the snow. As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted. Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate. A nineteenth-century diary and a red silk ribbon found in the forest nearby are the only clues. What Birgitta eventually uncovers leads her into an international web of corruption and a story of vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years, linking China and the USA of the 1860s with modern-day Beijing, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and coming to a shocking climax in London's Chinatown. The Man from Beijing is both a gripping and perceptive political thriller and a compelling detective story. It shows Henning Mankell at the height of his powers, handling a broad historical canvas and pressing international issues with his exceptional gifts for insight and chilling suspense.

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Henning Mankell is the prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now dominating bestseller lists throughout Europe and being adapted into a BBC television series starring Kenneth Branagh. He devotes much of his free time to working with AIDS charities in Africa, where he is also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. www.henningmankell.co.uk

General Fields

  • : 9781846552588
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : 0.492
  • : January 2010
  • : 231mm X 154mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Henning Mankell
  • : Paperback
  • : Airport / Ireland / Export ed
  • : good
  • : 400