At 150 pages this is a quick comfort read: 2 or 3 hours by the fireside.
Its Wallander, so there’s grumpiness, coffee, police procedural, hunches.
It is set in Sweden so it rains, except when it sleets.
There is one dead body then there are two.
A retired copper, not too good on his pins but still with a good memory, supplies a lead from his nursing home.
Wallander can’t decide whether to get a dog, or whether to move house.
And his daughter is back at home…
Just what I wanted.
There is an interesting 20 page section at the end of this edition where Mankell discusses his ‘history’ with Wallander.