By Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg
Linda Wallander is bored. simply graduated from the police academy, she is ready to begin paintings on the Ystad police station and stream into her personal residence. in the meantime, she's dwelling along with her father and, like fathers and daughters all over the place, they're using one another loopy. Nor will they manage to break out one another while she strikes out. Her father is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police strength, whom she is going to need to paintings along.
Linda's boredom doesn't final lengthy. quickly she is embroiled on the subject of her youth pal, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. because the research proceeds, she makes a couple of rookie errors. they're comprehensible, yet also they are life-threatening. and because the case her father is operating on dovetails along with her personal, whatever way more calculated and hazardous than both may have imagined starts to emerge.
Already a global bestseller, "Before the Frost" inaugurates Henning Mankell's new secret sequence approximately Linda Wallander, and lines Stefan Lindman of "The go back of the Dancing Master."
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Extra info for Before the Frost (Linda Wallander, Book 1)
He scowled at the broken shovel. "Just you shut up. I destroyed this thing by beating it against the fire hydrant outside my house. I am mad because my car is stuck in the snow and I can't get it out. I've tried everything. I've dug, I've rocked the car, I've... oh, drat! Just drat! " "Sure," said Grampa, chuckling. "Anything to keep you from standin' there in the doorway and lettin' the cold air in. Come on out to the dinin' room and I'll getcha a cuppa coffee. Then, when you're all thawed out, we'll go get your dad-blasted car outa the dad-blasted snowbank.
This is funny, it really is! See—right there. " Johnny looked. There was printing on the faded brown label, old-fashioned Victorian ornamental printing. It said: SOUVENIR OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS CHAPTER FOUR Johnny felt crushed. He felt cheated and humiliated and angry. He had been so sure, so absolutely sure, that he had found a genuine bona fide Egyptian magic amulet. And now, to find out that the thing was a souvenir! A crummy, cheap, stupid souvenir! Johnny had souvenirs in his room. One was a small birchbark canoe that he had gotten when he visited Glen Ellis Falls in New Hampshire with his parents.
How about it? " Johnny nodded and grinned. He loved to play chess, but right now he didn't have a partner. Grampa's game was checkers, and sometimes Johnny got very bored with it. And he was nuts about chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. So it was decided: Johnny would come back after dinner and have dessert. But before he went, he had one more question. " he said, pointing to the book and the two objects that lay inside it. " The professor thought a bit. He drummed his fingers on the desk top, and he puffed at his black and gold cigarette.
Before the Frost (Linda Wallander, Book 1) by Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg