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The Resource The Fifth Woman

The Fifth Woman

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The Fifth Woman
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The Fifth Woman
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Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray
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5th woman
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eng
Summary
Four nuns and a fifth woman are killed in a savage night-time attack in Africa. A year later, Inspector Kurt Wallander invesigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher and discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then, another man is reported missing. Once again Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders. Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked
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In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, while the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallander's strength and patience, for in order to solve these murders he will need to uncover their elusive connection to the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman
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Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
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008436
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Murray, Steven T.
  • New Press
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Series statement
Kurt Wallander mysteries
Series volume
0006
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
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adult
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a Kurt Wallander mystery
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The Fifth Woman
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OVERDRIVE:68fe0644-7673-4127-85d6-3ea037409f03
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781407064420
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optical disk
Label
The Fifth Woman
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:68fe0644-7673-4127-85d6-3ea037409f03
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781407064420
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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