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The White Lioness (Inspector Wallander…

The White Lioness (Inspector Wallander Mysteries) (original 1993; edition 2009)

by Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (Translator)

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Title:The White Lioness (Inspector Wallander Mysteries)
Authors:Henning Mankell
Other authors:Laurie Thompson (Translator)
Info:Vintage Books (2009), Editie: paperback / softback, Paperback, 565 pagina's
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The White Lioness by Henning Mankell (1993)

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"The White Lioness," is the 3rd. in the "Kurt Wallander" series. This novel is two stories existing in the same book. I found that the stories blended well together and taken separately could be two novellas. Kurt, a man who consistently eats sandwiches tried a pizza this time. The story is fast paced, and the author has a good insight into the Apartheid system.
I fast read a few pages because too much time was spent on Kurt's mental state. I enjoyed the book, even though the end held no big surprise. ( )
  delta61 | Jul 17, 2015 |
Teos oli hyvin yksityiskohtainen ja älyllinen. Se sivisti aivan uudella tavalla Etelä-Afrikan menneisyydestä, buureista ja Apartheid-liikkeestä. Monikerroksinen teos, joka sijoittuu moneen maahan samaan aikaan. Ajallista kerroksellisuutta. Jännittävä teos, joka säilyttää intensiteettinsä alusta loppuun saakka. ( )
  Anniina_Ahlman | Jan 12, 2015 |
This fine story has already been fully described and discussed by many other reviewers.It jumps between Ystad in Sweden and South Africa I shall only add that this has to be one of the better books I have read this year. ( )
  devenish | Nov 28, 2014 |
No much of a mystery, as it is explained in the first one hundred pages. As it gets going the book starts to sound like others in this genre. Lots digressions and I thought needless detail. But those hundreds have to be filled with something, I guess. ( )
  charlie68 | Nov 4, 2014 |
I really enjoy the writing style of Henning Mankell and have read a number of his titles. I generally don't like to read 'pre cell phone' titles as it annoys me -- expecting more of the plot. I thought there were a couple of plot issues in this book. As an example in Chapter 31 Kleyn was filling a notebook with meaningless combinations of words and numbers to act as a ruse, knowing that it would be found. Honestly, anyone who writes in their journal knows how long it really takes to fill one up. Nonsense that it occurred in such a brief span.

More egregious was when Wallander was chasing Konovalenko in his car and "managed' a lucky shot to blow out a tire and another that started the car on fire -- if you've watched Myth Busters you know it doesn't happen.

The other fault I found was both the bad guys and the good guys having near clairvoyance in knowing what they had done or were planning to do.

A good read, but far from Makell's best. ( )
  skraft001 | Aug 14, 2014 |
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Jänisniemi, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Puleo, GiorgioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Så länge vi fortsätter att värdera människor olika i vårt land, beroende på färgen på deras hud, kommer vi att lida av det som Sokrates kallar lögnen i djupet av vår själ. (Sydafrikas premiärminister Jan Hofmeyr 1946)

(Vem vågar leka när lejonen ryter). Afrikanskt ordspråk
English Translation : As long as we assign value to the people of our country on the basis of their skin colour, we will force them to endure what Socrates termed the lie at the depths of our souls. Jan Hofmeyr, 1946
English translation : Who dares to play while the lion roars? African Proverb
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Sent på eftermiddagen den 21 april 1918 träffades tre män på ett obemärkt café i stadsdelen Kensington i Johannesburg.
Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, left the Savings Bank in Skurup shortly after 3.00 in the afternoon on Friday, April 24.  (English)
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In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing persons case, he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no idea how far he will have to go in search of the killer. In South Africa, meanwhile Nelson Mandela has made his long walk to freedom. Wallander find himself caught up in a conspiracy involving renegade members of the South African secret service and a former KGB agent, all of them set upon halting Mandela's rise to power. Faced with a world in which terrorism knows no frontiers Wallander must prevent a hideous crime that means to dam the tide of history.

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Swedish inspector Kurt Wallender investigates the murder of a woman whose body was stuffed in a well. The case has international ramifications, involving a plot against Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

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