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Return of the Dancing Master Reviewed at The Observer
Posted 2004-01-07
Another review, this time from Louise France for The Observer, covers The Return of the Dancing Master. Here is an excerpt:
  As always, the central policeman, this time, [Stefan] Lindman, is the focus for Mankell as much as the crime itself. Struggling to face up to his own mortality following his cancer diagnosis, he is curiously freed up to investigate another person's death. While being driven to solve a murder - perhaps, he worries, in the dead of night, it will be his last - the crime forces him to think again about his own beliefs and family upbringing.

He is joined in the investigation by a man very much his opposite and, a rarity in Mankell novels, a laughing policeman. Giuseppe Larson is a laid-back, happily married local copper who is more than willing to admit: 'I have absolutely no idea what is going on.'

Read the full review entitled Snow, snow, thick, thick snow.

Cheers to Simon for posting this.