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One Step Behind
Originally published in Swedish as Steget Efter in 1997 and later translated into German as Mittsommermord.

Synopsis

From Random House:
On Midsummer's Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in eighteenth-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander's most trusted colleagues--someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime--also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can't begin to imagine how. Reeling from his own father's death and facing his own deteriorating health, Wallander tracks the lethal progress of the killer. Locked in a desperate effort to catch him before he strikes again, Wallander always seems to be just one step behind.

From Random House:
It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But unknown to them, they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, One Step Behind.

Flag of France From Seuil:
Juin 1996. Nuit de la Saint-Jean. Trois jeunes gens ont rendez-vous dans une clairière isolée où ils se livrent à d'étranges jeux de rôles. Ils ignorent qu'ils sont surveillés. Peu avant l'aube, la fête tourne au drame. Août 1996. Le commissariat d'Ystad somnole sous la chaleur. L'inspecteur Wallander se débat avec ses soucis privés et ses tentatives pour changer de vie lorsque, soudain, un proche collègue est assassiné. Les découvertes macabres s'enchaînent très vite, et la peur s'installe dans la petite ville. Pour tout indice, les policiers disposent de deux photographies : un groupe de jeunes gens costumés portant perruque. Et un portrait de femme trop maquillée. Pour la première fois de sa vie, Wallander est contraint de fouiller dans les secrets intimes d'un camarade de travail. Et ce qu'il découvre peu à peu dépasse tout ce qu'il aurait pu imaginer.

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Book Information
Language Title Publication Date Translator
Flag of Sweden Swedish Steget Efter 1997 N/A
Flag of the United Kingdom English One Step Behind 2002 Ebba Segerberg
Flag of Germany German Mittsommermord 2000 Wolfgang Butt
Flag of The Netherlands Dutch Midzomermoord 2003 Janny Middelbeek-Oortgiesen
Flag of France French Les morts de la Saint-Jean 2001 Anna Gibson
Flag of Italy Italian Delitto di mezza estate 2000 Giorgio Puleo
Flag of Spain Spanish Pisando los talones 2004 Carmen Montes Cano
Flag of Spain Catalan Amb l'alè al clatell 2004 Carolina Moreno
Flag of Spain Basque ??    
Flag of Norway Norwegian Ett skritt etter 1999 Kari Bolstad
Flag of Finland Finnish Askeleen jäljessä    
Flag of Denmark Danish Det næste skridt    
Flag of Iceland Icelandic ??    
Flag of Portugal Portuguese ??    
Flag of Greece Greek ??    
Flag of Poland Polish O krok 2006 Irena Kowadło-Przedmojska
Flag of Slovenia Slovenian Korak zadaj 2004 Uroš Kalèiè
Flag of Turkey Turkish Bir Adım Geriden 2003 Fatoş Dilber
Flag of Japan Japanese ??    
Flag of South Korea Korean 한여름의 살인   권혁준
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Chậm một bước 2007 Cao Việt Dũng


Film Information
A complete film of Steget Efter was released in Sweden in Summer 2005. This film starred Rolf Lassgård as Kurt Wallander. Here are some scenes from the film.

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a colleague is lost Kurt Wallander the team the team
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the funeral Maja Thysell    

Also, a few scenes from One Step Behind were depicted in a documentary entitled "Die Welten des Henning Mankell" which is included on the German DVD for The Fifth Woman. Kurt Wallander is played by an unnamed actor as is Linda Wallander.

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midsummer's eve party the killer strikes Wallander at
the crime scene
Wallander at the office
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the killer's comfy bed the bride the groom the photographer
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Wallander in the mirror      

The BBC has also created a film based on One Step Behind starring Kenneth Branagh and released in 2008 in the UK.


Product List
Books
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail Steget Efter Flag Publisher: Ordfront
Format: Paperback
Pages: 538
ISBN: 9170371040
Released: 2005-Jan
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Ordfront.se
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind (A Kurt Wallander Novel) Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0099448874
Released: 2003-Apr-03
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1400031516
Released: 2003-Jan-14
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) Publisher: Harvill Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1860469841
Released: 2002-Sept-05
Status: Available
Markets: Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mysteries) Publisher: New Press
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1565846524
Released: 2002-Feb-01
Status: Available
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) Publisher: Harvill Press
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1860469833
Released: 2002-Sept-05
Status: Out of Print
Markets: Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Mittsommermord Flag Publisher: Dtv
Format:
Pages:
ISBN: 3423205202
Released:
Status:
Markets: Flag
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail Mittsommermord Flag Publisher: Zsolnay
Format:
Pages:
ISBN: 3552049622
Released:
Status:
Markets: Flag
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail Les morts de la Saint-Jean Flag Publisher: Seuil
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 202053360X
Released:
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.fr
Amazon.ca
Product Thumbnail Les morts de la Saint-Jean Flag Publisher: Seuil
Format: Hardcover
Pages:
ISBN: 2020334941
Released:
Status: Available
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.fr
Amazon.ca
Product Thumbnail Pisando los talones Flag Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 568
ISBN: 8483102676
Released: 2004-Apr
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag Flag Flag
Tusquets-Editores.es
Product Thumbnail Amb l'alè al clatell (Catalan) Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 8483109514
Released: 2004-Apr
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Tusquets-Editores.es
Audio Books
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Format: Cassette Tapes
Length: Unabridged, 14 tapes, 14hrs 38mins
ISBN: 0753117010
Released:
Status: In Print
Narrator: Sean Barrett
ISIS Publishing
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Format: Cassette Tapes
Length: Abridged, 4 tapes, 6hrs
ISBN: 1856867471
Released: 2003-Apr-03
Status: In Print
Narrator: Nikolaj Costa Waldau
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.de
DVD & Video
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail Steget Efter Flag DVD Logo Publisher: SF
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Language: Swedish with English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish subtitles
Rating: 15
Released: 2006-Jan-18
Status: Available
DVD.se
DiscShop.se
Product Thumbnail Pisando los talones Flag DVD Logo Publisher: Llamentol
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Language: Spanish
Rating:
Released: 2006-Mar-23
Status: In Print
DvdGo.com
Product Thumbnail One Step Behind Flag DVD Logo Publisher: SF
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Language: English with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish subtitles
Rating: 15
Released: 2009-May-6
Status: Available
DiscShop.se