Before the Frost: Linda Wallander Series, Book 1 (Linda Wallander #1)
In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter, Linda, join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree.
Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her fatherthe maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she become...more
Questo è il primo libro di Mankell che leggo e molto probabilmente non il più indicato per accostarsi ad uno scrittore che in genere riscuote recensioni tanto entusiastiche.
Ad eccezione di alcune (poche) scene inquietanti, come l'immagine iniziale dei cigni dati alle fiamme, ho trovato la trama poco originale e piuttosto prevedibile negli esiti; certi dettagli dell'indagine, poi, sono alquanto inverosimili.
I personaggi appaiono scialbi, pri...more
The book was OK. I'm terrible at...more
Um homem reaparece após 24 anos. No dia seguinte, uma mulher desaparece.
O prólogo de "Before The Frost" baseia-se em factos verídicos.Dia 18 de Novembro de 1978, Jim Jones,um fanático religioso que fundou uma cidade chamada Jonestown em Guiana, incentivou os seus seguidores ao suicídio colectivo. É nest...more
I think I could enjoy the character of Kurt Wallander in another setting where he is not overshadowed by the annoying character of his daughter Linda Wallander. She is 30 but comes acr...more
Linda's friend is missing and L...more
Mankell präsentiert einen neuen Protagonisten. Linda Wallander, die Tochter des grantigen Kommissars, den doch so viele liebgewonnen haben. Und ganz ehrlich, diese Entscheidung war grandios. Wenn man sich von Anfang an darauf einlässt, dass Linda die neue Hauptfigur ist, dann wird man sie sehr schnell mindestens genauso gern mögen, wie ihren Vater.
Nach zwei schwächeren Werken kehrt Mankell wieder zu seiner Bestform zurück. Er findet seinen wunderbaren Erzählsti...more
Admittedly, it's not my cup of tea – I don't read detective/police fiction at all, so I'm not qualified to say if it's a good example of the genre. Anyway, I am obviously out of step with the majority, since both Goodreads and Amazon have dozens of rav...more
The plot provided an opportunity for an interesting and involved case. But it became so bogged down in "my friend is missing" reminders that...more
Beginning with the tragedy of the Jim Jones religious commune in Guyana, this mystery follows a new self-appointed and fanatic re...more
This one is the culmination of the ones that came before, because Wallendar's daughter, Linda, has joined him as a police officer. We've been hearing about Linda since novel #1.
I highly recommend this series to crime novel lovers. These books are not just "mysteries," they really do succeed in being novels, at least for me. Of course, some are better than oth...more
Although there are very disturbing events in this novel (seemingly worse than the other stories, to me), I found the overall tone to...more
Perhaps not my favourite Wallender mystery, but it hasn...more
Linda's good friend Anna is acting strangely and when she goes missing, Linda does a little detecting on her own - even though she isn't due to officially start working yet.
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