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Het Graf (2004)

by Henning Mankell(Favorite Author)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 5
9059650026 (ISBN13: 9789059650022)
review 1: I listened to this as an audio book. However, it was not a full length novel. It was like a long short story. It had me hooked from the first chapter, when Wallander finds a finger bone sticking out of the earth in an overgrown garden of a country house he's thinking of buying. At the end, there is a section where the author talks about how he created the Wallander character, which I found almost as fascinating as the story itself. I highly recommend this one to mystery readers who want a short one they cannot put down.
review 2: It was a very pleasant surprise to find that a new novella featuring Kurt Wallander originally published for a Dutch reading promotion in 2004 had suddenly surfaced in the UK. Many years ago I picked up a copy of the first Wallander no
... morevel to be published in the UK and was hooked immediately. I waited eagerly for each new novel to be translated and published and was sad when the supply dried up. Then came The Troubled Man and I really thought that that was that. And now we have An Event in Autumn. It is only a novella, and a swiftly passing pleasure, but it was a delight to be back in the company of Wallander, Martinson, Lindman and the supremely grumpy Nyberg again. The story centres around a gruesome discovery that Kurt makes when looking around a prospective new house in the countryside. There's plenty of incident even though the story is only 150 pages long and, as ever, the weather and landscape play major parts. As a bonus, there's an essay by Henning Mankell on how he came to create and develop the character of Wallender. less
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I'm delighted to have found another Wallender. Most enjoyable read.
Fantastic little Henning Mankell novelette. Stunningly good!
A fill-in story recently published but still interesting.
A short story, rather thin.
Beware- a lite fare.
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