After the Fire

Henning Mankell; Marlaine Delargy (Translator)

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LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018Shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2018 for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the YearThe last novel from international crime bestseller Henning Mankell. A brilliant and moving mystery set in the Swedish archipelago.Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.Tackling love, loss and loneliness,After the Fireis Henning Mankell's compelling last novel.

ISBN: 9781910701775
Publication Date: 05-Oct-2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House