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In this gripping thriller, Kurt Wallander's furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.

Midsummer approaches, and Inspector Kurt Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him.

But his restful summer plans are thrown into disarray when a teenage girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander's desperate hunt for the girl's identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger.

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER

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  • Paperback

    9780099571735

    October 18, 2012

    Vintage

    512 pages

    RRP $26.99

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    9781407065304

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    512 pages

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Firewall
Kennedy's Brain
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Before The Frost
The Return Of The Dancing Master
The Journey to the End of the World
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Chronicler Of The Winds
The Man Who Smiled
The White Lioness
I Die, But The Memory Lives On

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