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by Laurie Thompson,Henning Mankell

eBook The Dogs of Riga: Kurt Wallander download ISBN: 1860469590
Author: Laurie Thompson,Henning Mankell
Publisher: The Harvill Press (September 5, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 352
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

Translated from the swedish by. Laurie Thompson. Inspector Kurt Wallander sat in his office at the police station in Ystad and yawned.

Translated from the swedish by. Published by Vintage 2009. It was such a huge yawn that one of the muscles under his chin locked. The pain was excruciating. Wallander punched at the underside of his jaw with his right hand to free the muscle. Just as he was doing so, Martinsson, one of the younger officers, walked in. He paused in the doorway, puzzled.

The Dogs of Riga book. Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (Translator)

The Dogs of Riga book. Second in the Kurt Wallander series. Sweden, winter, 1991  . Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (Translator).

Ten years after The Pyramid, Mankell published another Wallander novel, The . Hundarna i Riga (1992; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Dogs of Riga, 2001). Henning Mankell may halt Hebrew book version". Archived from the original on 5 October 2015

Ten years after The Pyramid, Mankell published another Wallander novel, The Troubled Man (2009), which he said would definitely be the last in the series. Linda is the daughter of Kurt Wallander, who follows in his footsteps as a police officer. Mankell began an intended trilogy of novels with her as the protagonist. Den vita lejoninnan (1993; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The White Lioness, 1998). Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.

The Dogs of Rig: A Kurt Wallander Mystery Henning Mankell Ограниченный . Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 3, 1948. Перевод: Laurie Thompson. Издание: перепечатанное.

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 3, 1948. He left secondary school at the age of 16 and worked as a merchant seaman. While working as a stagehand, he wrote his first play, The Amusement Park.

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa.

This second novel in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series is a bit slower than the first, but is full of twists and turns. It is a mult-layered mystery that takes place beginning in Ystad and ends in the Baltic country of Latvia and the city of Riga. The story starts when a life raft washes ashore near Ystad with two well-dressed dead men in it and they are eventually traced to Latvia. Wallander and his police department work on the case, but trying to identify these men and find out who killed them is nearly impossible

Henning Mankell The Dogs of Riga The second book in the Kurt Wallander series, 1992 Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson CHAPTER 1 It started snowing shortly . Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. CHAPTER 1. It started snowing shortly after 10 .

Henning Mankell The Dogs of Riga The second book in the Kurt Wallander series, 1992 Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson CHAPTER 1 It started snowing shortly after 10 . The man in the wheelhouse of the fishing boat cursed.

Kurt Wallander (Swedish pronunciation: ) is a fictional character created by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015). The protagonist of many mystery novels, set in and around the town of Ystad, 56 km (35 mi) south-east of the. The protagonist of many mystery novels, set in and around the town of Ystad, 56 km (35 mi) south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Scania. Wallander has been portrayed on screen by the actors Rolf Lassgård, Krister Henriksson and Kenneth Branagh.

Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team determine that the men were Eastern European criminals. In Riga, Wallander must deal with widespread governmental corruption, which opens his eyes to the chilling reality of life in the totalitarian Eastern Bloc: grim, harrowing and volatile. But what appears in Sweden to be an open-and-shut case soon plunges Wallander into an alien world of police surveillance, thinly veiled threats, and life-endangering lies. Wallander's introspection and self-doubt make him compellingly real, and his efforts to find out what happened to those men on the life raft makes for riveting reading.

A Kurt Wallander Mystery. By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator. What made the experience of listening to The Dogs of Riga the most enjoyable? As a dedicated Kurt Walllender fan, I felt I knew what to expect in this book, just another in the excellent series. Narrated by: Dick Hill. Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins. Wallender introspective, police procedure grindingly glacially, Sweden bleak and foggy. I was not expecting Latvia. Wallender is out of his never-very- comfortable comfort zone and spends much of the story in horror at getting himself embroiled in an illicit trip behind the iron curtain.

A few days later what they have been warned of comes to pass: a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead.The dead men were Eastern European criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears in Sweden to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea to Riga in Latvia, a nation experiencing the massive social and political upheaval that will lead to its independence from the Soviet Union. There Wallander is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats, and lies. Doomed always to be one step behind the shadowy figures he pursues , he comes to understand what it is to live in a nation in which democracy is still only a dream. Only his dogged, almost subconscious desire to se that justice is done brings the truth to light.
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This second novel in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series is a bit slower than the first, but is full of twists and turns. It is a mult-layered mystery that takes place beginning in Ystad and ends in the Baltic country of Latvia and the city of Riga. The story starts when a life raft washes ashore near Ystad with two well-dressed dead men in it and they are eventually traced to Latvia. Wallander and his police department work on the case, but trying to identify these men and find out who killed them is nearly impossible.

A policeman from Riga named Liepa comes to Ystad to work with police and Wallander on the case. Major Liepa seems to be an honest man and serious about his work, although he chain smokes so much that it drives the others, including Wallander, crazy. There is no smoking allowed in the Ystad police station.

The story takes place after the fall of the Berlin wall and the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. Life in the Eastern Bloc is dreary and people aren't free like they are in Sweden. The mood is as dreary as the weather but Wallander must find out who has killed the men in the life raft and also solve another difficult murder that happens in Riga. It is also interesting that he brings up the case that he solved in the previous book, "Faceless Killers" several times in "The Dogs of Riga."

Wallander finds himself in Riga, Latvia after Major Liepa returns home, but he's confused, followed and watched the whole time he's there and isn't even sure why he is there and what he's supposed to be doing. It is winter and sleet, snow and extreme cold are what he is faced with in addition to Latvian police officers that he doesn't trust. Par for the course for Wallander, he hardly ever gets enough sleep or food and winds up exhausted, but running from people who don't want the best for you can make eating and sleeping very hard to do. He keeps in touch with his father who is as cantankerous as always. Wallander returns to Sweden only to go back to Riga under the guise of going skiing in the Alps. He must locate some crucial information before it is too late. This is a very action-packed part of the book.

A very enjoyable novel and I am soon on to the third in the Kurt Wallander series.
Hap
I'm a Henning Mankell fan and have had a long time desire to visit Sweden. Therefore I get some vicarious pleasure from these books, and they are short which can be refreshing. The Dogs of Riga is, by far, my favorite. One of the main characters has moved on (did he die? I don't remember:-) anyway, long suffering Kurt Wallendar, is still around and so is his relationship with his father. The detective finally decides to do something about his health while trying to solve a mystery of how two tortured bodies, shot at close range, guessed to be from the Eastern Bloc could drift ashore in a life boat w/out any markings. I'm about halfway through it but am enjoying it immensely
Xanna
Having heard so much about Baiba in later Kurt Wallander books it's good to get to know her, and she is, somewhat to my surprise, an innocent, fragile person, but by no means helpless. This story is loaded with action, violence and cliffhanging danger--with many scenes of genuinely threatening, potentially lethal peril to both Kurt and Baiba. "The Dogs of Riga" would make a fantastic film! I have a friend from Latvia, and will give her a copy for Christmas. Since she, too, tells horrific stories of the Stalinist legacy of ruling commissars, I expect the perils of the plot will strike some responsive chords. Politically both of us are left-liberals, definitely not right-wing anarchists and followers of violent talk show hosts. I'm a Socialist. I can't imagine anyone except a rigid Fascist wanting to be ruled by a wealthy, power-crazed oligarchy, spied upon by the government, jailed without habeas corpus for revealing unconstitutional activities, and slandered for wanting justice and peace--which seems to be the way our own country has been going since at least 1981, and why both my friend and I are political, social and economic activists. And it's why (although the NeoCons complained) the Soviet and other Soviet bloc reformers of the late 1980s and 90s--the period of this novel--were universally referred to as "liberals".
Eigeni
In THE DOGS OF RIGA-- both four-legged and two-legged--Inspector Kurt Wallander is back with another difficult crime to solve. Two dead men, dressed to the nines, wash ashore in Ystad in a life raft. As usual, initially there are practically no clues. This crime takes Wallander away from Sweden into Latvia, a place he finds colder-- if that's possible-- than his homeland. He warms up, of course, when he falls in love with the widow of another murdered character, Major Liepa of Riga. Inspector Wallander remains the character fans of Mankell have come to love. He doesn't always get along with his father and daughter or his police superiors, he on the best of days bends the rules of conducting an investigation, on other days he breaks them, he doesn't eat well, he has trouble with the opposite sex and he's a tad hypochondriacal but still loves opera. Does he sound like someone you know?

I found myself not liking this novel as much as previous ones I have read by Mr. Mankell. It may have been that he was writing about locales and people very foreign to him. On the other hand, a B novel by this most talented of writers is better than those of dozens of his contemporaries.

As always, Mr. Mankell writes about big issues, in this instance "the revolutionary events that took place in the Baltic countries during the last year" as he says in a rare "Afterword" written in 1992. He remains one of our very best crime writers.