The White Lioness

The White Lioness

Book - 2003
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When Inspector Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate the execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife, it initially seems like a routine case. He uncovers a suspicious stalker who may have committed the murder out of brutal passion. But when the suspect's alibi turns out to be airtight, Wallander must look deeper into the case, and what he discovers is far more compland dangerous--than he ever imagined. He soon uncovers an assassination plot that stretches to South Africa and finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and a ruthless ex-KGB agent.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House Inc., 2003
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781400031559
Branch Call Number: MANKELL
Characteristics: 440 pages : maps : 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015

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pacdg
Jul 14, 2014

somehow my second reading. Enjoyed it again. has aspect re Nelson Mandela and de Klerk that rings true

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bayougal
Nov 22, 2013

This is definitely not the best of the series so far. I've been enjoying most of the Kurt Wallander series, but found this one hard to slog through. It just did not hold my attention. I am reading the next in the series though, so hopefully it will concentrate more on the detective work and less on political machinations in other countries. (South Africa in the 1980's in this particular book.)

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gwinegarden
Sep 01, 2010

Engrossing!

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randalljay
Jul 24, 2010

Not as good as his first book. Some parts were unrealistic.

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lebaudroy
Dec 02, 2009

Just started reading it, never had picked up a Kurt W novel before and am I ever enthused about the beginning. Fast paced, yet thoroughly detailed, wonderful moments that pointedly define the characters. Looking forward to diving deeper into the novel and perhaps more Kurt W mysteries.

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