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Before the Frost at the Swedish Book Review
Posted 2004-05-29, updated 2004-05-31

Posted 29 May 2004, updated 31 May 2004

Before the Frost by Henning MankellThe Swedish Book Review, a publication which focuses on Swedish works which are available in English, features an article from Laurie Thompson on Henning Mankell's upcoming novel Before the Frost featuring Linda Wallander. Here is an extract:
  Everyone with an interest in contemporary Swedish literature has been waiting with bated breath for Mankell's crime novel starring Inspector Wallander's daughter, Linda. Needless to say, it is good, and will no doubt become a bestseller in several countries.

Linda's father figures more prominently than this reviewer had expected, and Linda doesn't even become an official member of the Ystad force until not far short of the last page. But as the daughter of her father, she inevitably gets involved in the plot even though she has no business to be there, and she sails forth into dangerous situations when she should really have reported back to the police and kept out of the way while they solved the problems. Readers of the Wallander series would have expected nothing less.


Read the full review of Before the Frost at the website of the Swedish Book Review.

Readers of the Inspector Wallander series will probably recognize the name Laurie Thompson as he has translated some of Mankell's previous works into English.

Many thanks to Rachel of Mystery Ink for finding this.