The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander Series #3)

The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander Series #3)


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The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander Series #3) by Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the third riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.

The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander learns of a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex—and dangerous. The search for the truth behind the killing eventually uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with both the secret police and a ruthless foreign agent. Combining compelling insights into the sinister side of modern life with a riveting tale of international intrigue, The White Lioness keeps you on the knife-edge of suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400031559
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/13/2003
Series: Kurt Wallander Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 225,439
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Henning Mankell is the internatinally acclaimed, bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels.  Mankell's novels have been translated into forty-five languages and have sold more than forty million copies worldwide. He was the first winner of the Ripper Award and also received the Glass Key and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger, among other awards. His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. During his life, Mankell divided his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he was artistic director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in 2015.


Mozambique, Africa

Date of Birth:

February 3, 1948

Place of Birth:

Stockholm, Sweden


Folkskolan Elementary Shool, Sveg; Högre Allmäna Läroverket, Borås

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The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander Series #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third of Wallender books (I am reading in their sequence) and is the epitome of "couldn't put it down." Marvelous integration of plot elements. Possibly the best constructed "light" reading I have ever done.
mikehampen More than 1 year ago
This series is nearly as good as the "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" series. These are not as psycho-thriller as the other series, but just as suspenseful and just as mysterious. Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed all of Henning Mankells books and this one tied events in South Africa to Sweden
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a period a year or two ago in which I quickly devoured what I thought were all of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander mysteries. Recently I came across White Lioness and realized I hadn't read it. It begins promisingly enough, with the disappearance of a happily married real-estate saleswoman. This part of the story, including Wallander's investigation and daring pursuit of her killer, is successful enough. But spending a couple of hundred pages on a right-wing conspiracy to kill Nelson Mandela doesn't work because we know Mandela wasn't assassinated! I found myself skipping chunks of the book to cut to the chase, and I suspect others will as well.
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readingteacherAS More than 1 year ago
If you love mysteries this author and his character, Kurt Wallander, will keep you interested and wanting to read another of the author's series on this character. These stories take place in Sweden and the reader gets a view of how the police in a foreign country operate and there is always a "political/social" issue (from what I understand they are really some of the problems in this country) woven into the story. I have found these books to be extremely easy to follow, except for all of the names of the cities, etc., that only Rose Nylen of The Golden Girls could pronounce. I don't think anyone will be disappointed after reading this author.
silky More than 1 year ago
Stll reading it