Before the Frost

Before the Frost

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2005
ISBN: 9781565848351
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MANKELL
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Segerberg, Ebba


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Aug 06, 2016

This was just an "OK" read.

Oct 01, 2015

It started real good but ended being long winded,

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

The latest in the atmospheric Swedish series featuring Kurt Wallender, a dogged and introspective detective inspector. Linda, his daughter, is searching for a missing childhood friend in the weeks before she is due to take up her position in the Ystad police force. The depiction of Wallender as a middle-aged, often infuriating father gives added poignancy to our appreciation of the troubled policeman we have seen in previous books in the series.

Jul 27, 2014

Swedish thriller about a religious cult and the detective and his daughter - who are the main protagonist of the story- who try to apprehend the perpetrators of the killing of women who have had abortions and the burning of churches. The story begins with the disappearance and the reappearance of one of the friends of the detectives daughter; she may be involved in all of this. Again Mr. Mankell has seem to infused societal ills for the reason for this insanity ; the degradation of society. the story holds your interest from the beginning but then you're telling yourself: "not another religious cult novel!". The story is also wrapped up to quickly at the end. Major disappointment.

Mar 28, 2014

The writing is good. The development is rather slow. This is not an American cop novel. It's not moving fast enough. Too many explanations where there should be few, and not enough development where it would be required. At some critical point we are not explained how some act was arrived at. We are just dealt the "fait accompli". So I think the action is a bit flawed. And the subject is overused. Why attact the church if the church is against abortion? Mystery. At the end one kills himself and the other disappear in the fog. Again, a bit unsatisfactory.
A very just "good" book. This is not "very good" and surely not " excellent". But still it's quite readable.

Feb 19, 2014

this is the correct outline of the novel before the frost..

Ystad police make an horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in a prayer. Other incidents have been taking place and Inspector Wallander fears that these might just be the prelude to further attacks on humans. Linda Wallander, arrives at the station and becomes involved in the case. In the process she shows the hallmarks of her father - the flaring temper, the maverick approach - when confronting a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners. Some descriptions of violence. -


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