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One Step Behind by Henning Mankell

One Step Behind (1997)

by Henning Mankell

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I liked this one more than the last couple Wallander mysteries I've read. Solid pacing and great suspense. ( )
  JBD1 | Feb 18, 2017 |
Although the crimes are of the usual unusual sort and really get the reader thinking,this is not up to Mankell's high standard. For a start the whole thing id much too protracted for my liking,going over the same ground again and again. When the killer id finally captured and interrogated,he has no explanation for his actions.The whole thing becomes a cop-out. ( )
  devenish | Mar 15, 2015 |
Definitely my favorite in the Wallander series ( )
  clarkland | Dec 17, 2014 |
A very good mystery but much like the Morse books; Wallander is the primary focus. I like him more than Morse, he is a better detective, to start with, and also less of a grumpy enigma. The mystery was very well done but there were no heart-stopping moments of "Ah Ha". Just good plotting and plenty of suspense and much to enjoy.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
I haven't read all the Wallander books yet, but so far this one has the most intricate plot (which is saying a lot!). Really fascinating and unexpected turns. ( )
  MsGumby | Apr 27, 2013 |
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Det finns alltid många fler oordnade tillstånd än ordnade. Ur Termodynamikens andra lag
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It is Midsummer's Eve, three young friends gather in a wood. In the still-sunlit, Scandanavian dusk, they don costumes joyfully to enact - or so it appears to an unseen observer - a kind of masque. The hidden watcher soon brings their performance to an end. His approach is careful; his aim is perfect - three bullets, three corpses. The murderer, then, carefully photographs the grisly tableau. The Ystad police station, meanwhile, is experiencing a summer lull, indeed Inspector Wallander is at last at liberty to attend to - albeit reluctantly - his deteriorating health, but his peace of mind is shattered when one of his colleagues is murdered. An unknown killer, seen by no-one, is on the loose, and the police's only lead is a photograph of three dead young people in costume. Forced to dig more deeply than he would have wanted into the personal life of one of his colleagues, Wallander's investigation reveals something none of his team could ever have imagined. However, they remain tantalisingly, terrifyingly one step behind the lethal progress of a killer Wallander would have to suppose was deranged if his methods were not so meticulous and his victims so clinically targeted.

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Chief Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual.

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