The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell audiobook

The Dogs of Riga

By Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson
Read by Dick Hill

Blackstone Publishing 9781400031528

The Kurt Wallander Mysteries: Book 2

10.70 Hours 1
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In this case, it is Detective Kurt Wallander’s obstinate desire to see that justice is done that brings the truth to light. On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. But after the victims are traced to the Baltic state of Latvia, a country gripped by the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work done, Wallander slips into the routine once more, until he is called suddenly to Riga and plunged into an alien world in which shadows are everywhere, everything is watched, and old regimes will do anything to stay alive.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Finalist for the  Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year

In this case, it is Detective Kurt Wallander’s obstinate desire to see that justice is done that brings the truth to light.

On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. But after the victims are traced to the Baltic state of Latvia, a country gripped by the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation.

Thinking his work done, Wallander slips into the routine once more, until he is called suddenly to Riga and plunged into an alien world in which shadows are everywhere, everything is watched, and old regimes will do anything to stay alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dick Hill’s portrayal of Mankell’s Swedish police detective, Kurt Wallander, is masterful…Hill’s Latvian detectives have just enough of an accent for distinction, and his tone darkens astutely as Wallander begins spiraling deeper into the political underworld of the bewildering country he is reluctantly immersed in…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A gripping, thoughtful police procedural that engages from the first page.” Irish Independent
“A tale rich in gritty local culture…The plot is satisfyingly seamy, [and] Wallander is, as always, discombobulated and astute.” Los Angeles Times
“The writing is spare, the characterization deft, the atmosphere strong, and the suspense overwhelming.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Mankell’s intense, accomplished mystery...[is] riveting reading.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Henning Mankell

Author Bio: Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948–2015) was Sweden’s most-read author worldwide. His novels, which include the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than thirty million copies in print worldwide. He has received the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize and has been a three-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English