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The Man from Beijing - Henning Mankell

The Man from Beijing - Henning Mankell

Title: The Man from Beijing

Author:  Henning Mankell

ISBN:  9781846552571

Weight:  990g

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The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell

One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they discover a savagely murdered man lying in the snow.  As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted.  Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history.

When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate.  A nineteenth-century diary and a red silk ribbon found in the forest nearby are the only clues.  What Birgitta eventually uncovers leads her into an international web of corruption and a story of vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years, linking China and the USA of the 1860s with modern-day Beijing, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and coming to a shocking climax in London’s Chinatown.

The Man from Beijing is both a gripping and perceptive political thriller and a compelling detective story.  It shows Henning Mankell at the height of his powers, handling a broad historical canvas and pressing international issues with his exceptional gifts for insight and chilling suspense.

Peer & Press Reviews

The master of the Swedish crime thriller… a master modern storyteller.

Barry Forshaw, Daily Express

Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around.  Highly recommended.


Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Man from Beijing
TranslatorLaurie Thompson
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket noteThese copies have a first state jacket.  The jackets of later printings / editions are overprinted with a roundel promoting the author’s Wallander Mysteries.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Dated21 1 10 [prepublication]
Book Stats
PublisherThe Random House Group
ImprintHarvill Secker
Publication date
Printed byCPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 139781846552571
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 161 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographUlla Montan
Jacket photographNiklas Lindblad / Mystical Garden Design

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