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The Fifth Woman


Four nuns and a fifth woman, a visitor to Africa, are killed in a savage night-time attack. Months later in Sweden, the news of the unexplained ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.800
Penny C
by Penny C on Feb 23, 2012

This was excellent, fascinating tale. Typical Mankell. It reads so fast I had to force myself to find a stopping place in order to get at least a couple hours of sleep. More


Sweden Crime Wave

by Saint on Aug 20, 2009

Had it not been for Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson I never would have guessed there were so many murders in Sweden. Thank God I've been alerted to it! After reading the first two books in Larsson's triology, I turned to Mankell and his personal, absorbing creation, Kurt Wallander. I've read seven ... More

by tilly5 on Apr 16, 2009

excellent murder mystery featuring the unusual Wallendar. You will have to read every one written More


A Satisfying Read

by JHW1 on May 5, 2007

Hard-Boiled? Nah. Just introverted, and worn at the edges by life, and by what he's seen. This case is another in the list of those that let Wallender consider quiting his job and retiring to a house by the Swedish coast. With a dog, perhaps. What sets Mankell's mysteries a notch above the others is ... More

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