- [-] Other Available FormatsOur PriceNew & Used MarketplaceAn Event in Autumn (Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group$30.00
INCLUDES AN AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR"
- ISBN-13: 9780804170642
- ISBN-10: 0804170649
- Publisher: Vintage Books
- Publish Date: August 2014
- Page Count: 169
Series: Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Paperback)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Set in 2002, this compelling short novel chronicles an episode in the life of Kurt Wallander shortly before the Swedish detective ended his career in 2011's The Troubled Man. Wallander, who shares his Ystad flat with daughter Linda, decides to look take a look at a house in the country owned by a colleague's relative. He discovers an abandoned farmhouse and, shockingly, "the remains of a human hand, sticking up out of the brown clay soil." The crime scene professionals who take over eventually discover two bodies, their identities completely unknown but foul play suspected. The search for what happened to the victims baffles and consumes Wallander, who observes, "The past has closed all doors behind it." The search for their names and fates propels the book, which has much to say about aging, history, and justice. Mankell's insightful afterword about the genesis of his hero and his initial decision to write crime fiction (to combat racism in Sweden) is a plus. (Aug.)