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ISBN: 0786173092
Author: Dick Hill,Laurie Thompson,Henning Mankell
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; MP3 edition (December 1, 2006)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.5
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Henning Mankell is the prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now . Translated from the swedish by. Laurie Thompson.

Henning Mankell is the prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now dominating bestseller lists throughout Europe. He has translated many authors from Swedish, including three of the Wallander novels. Also by henning mankell. Published by Vintage 2009.

Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (Translator). Second in the Kurt Wallander series. I might try for a third book in this Henning Mankell series, hoping The Dogs of Riga was a fluke, and hoping Wallander will snap out a little out of his manic depressive obsessions. Jul 23, 2013 Gavin rated it it was amazing.

A Kurt Wallander Mystery. I greatly enjoyed The Dogs of Riga. This is my second of the first three in the Henning Mankell, Kurt Wallander series. This one is actually the best of the first three by a decent margin. By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator. Narrated by: Dick Hill. Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins. The story is intriguing with a fast pace and an unusually well handled sense of place. Highly recommended for fans of top-quality mysteries.

Henning Mankell (Author), Dick Hill (Narrator), Laurie Thompson - translator (Author). The Dogs of Riga: A Kurt Wallander Mystery. Sweden’s Henning Mankell is a great writer, period. Get this audiobook plus a second, free. That he is well known for authoring the Kurt Wallander detective novels, given wide world exposure by the BBC television series starring the great Kenneth Branagh, seems to be a coincidence. In a difficult publishing world, Mankell, like the comic writer Kinky Friedman, seems to have chosen the detective genre even though his novels are so much more.

It is the second book of the Kurt Wallander series, and was translated into English by Laurie Thompson. When a life raft with two dead bodies washes up on the Swedish shore, detective Kurt Wallander is led on a wild goose chase that leads him to Latvia.

The Dogs of Rig: A Kurt Wallander Mystery Henning Mankell .

He also wrote the Kurt Wallander series, which have been adapted for film and television, and the Joel Gustafson Stories series. He was committed to the fight against AIDS.

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

Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team determine that the men were Eastern European criminals. 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. But their deaths mushroom into an international incident that takes Wallander to Riga, Latvia, and enmeshes him in an incredibly dangerous and emotionally draining situation, battling forces far larger than the bloodless burglaries and frauds he typically pursues in Sweden.

Bringing the acclaimed series to a close, The Dogs of Riga takes Inspector Kurt Wallander across the Baltic to a. .Laurie Elmore Thompson is a published author, inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, singer, and songwriter

A life raft washes ashore in Skane carrying two dead men in expensive suits, shot gangland-style. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team determine that the men were Eastern European criminals. Laurie Elmore Thompson is a published author, inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, singer, and songwriter. She and her husband, Kevin, reside in Anderson, SC along with their three children. Библиографические данные. The Dogs of Riga: A Kurt Wallander Mystery Kurt Wallander Series (Том 2).

Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson, Dick Hill. In this case, only Wallander's obstinate desire to see that justice is done brings the truth to light. On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. But after the victims are traced to the Baltic state of Latvia, a country gripped by the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes.

When a life raft carrying the bodies of two Eastern European criminals washes up on the Swedish coastline, Inspector Kurt Wallender travels to Riga, Latvia, where he struggles against corruption and deceit and risks his own life to uncover the truth.

Comments:

Anayalore
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.
Fonceiah
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
Braswyn
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".
Ishnllador
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.

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