The Man from Beijing

By: Mankell, Henning

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366 pp. 8vo. Signed by author on title page. An unread, gift-quality copy. A stand-alone thriller without Kurt Wallander. Stated First North American Edition. Gaylord protected.

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The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller.
January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.
Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrens, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andren family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andren ancestor--a gang master on the American transcontinental railway--that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjovallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth.
The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States--a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjovallen murders.

Title: The Man from Beijing

Author Name: Mankell, Henning

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

ISBN Number: 0307271862

ISBN Number 13: 9780307271860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000683

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; Signed; First Edition; Dust Jacket - Like New,