An Event in Autumn, Hardback
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Some cases aren't as cold as you'd think Kurt Wallander's life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman.

As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman's killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda.

But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past.

A treat for fans and new readers alike, this is a never before published Kurt Wallander novella.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781846558078



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English translation of a book written around a decade ago as a giveaway for readers in the Netherlands. I remember the BBC adaptation on tv. It's a quick read, not as involved as a full Wallander novel, but satisfying all the same - more for Kurt's relationships with the people around him.

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I always think I should love Kurt Wallander books so when I see one in the library it gets checked out and read, but I never like them a lot. After reading this novella I'm reminded of why -- it's Kurt. He is a hard man to find a connection with and his anger, so quick to come out baffles me. Why did he explode that time? what did the person say that was irritating? Just don't get it. Ah well, enjoy reading books set in other countries and written by non-US authors and am glad to see them get readers in the US.

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Lovely short novella featuring the author's creation Inspector Kurt Wallander . In the closing years of his police career as he prepares to buy a house in the country , his plans are upset when he finds part of a body in the garden. Henning Mankell has crafted another superb novel.

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