An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave Wallander s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house anAfter nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave Wallander s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long buried secret is brought to light.
An Event in Autumn A Kurt Wallander Mystery After nearly thirty years in the same job Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired restless and itching to make a change He is taken with a certain old farmhouse perfectly situated in a quiet countryside

  • Title: An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
  • Author: Henning Mankell
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  • Page: 456
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    1. An Event in Autumn was an unlikely starting point for an introduction to the legend that is Henning Mankell and his creation, Kurt Wallander, but enough to see why he has acquired the cult status he has gained. Having never read any of the Wallander novels nor seen the TV adaptions, I was unsure whether starting with a novella set in his final years before retirement would allow me to appreciate his character. The print version of this novella covers just over one hundred and fifty pages and is [...]

    2. This novella (Thank You Archit for this word), for me worked as a calm and soothing kind of experience.The protogonist is too likable to put in words. His never being aggressive and relaxed way of working and things getting done strategies were inspiring.I want to read the other books from Wallander series.This name is fantastic. Wallander.

    3. Anything published by Henning Mankell is must reading for me, especially this novella featuring my favorite Swedish detective, Kurt Wallender. At this point in the series Wallender, closing in on retirement, is thinking about a house in the country, a dog and maybe a girlfriend, not necessarily in that order. Inspecting a country house that was recommended to him, he literally stumbles on a human hand reaching out of the garden. This discovery leads to evidence of a murder committed sometime in [...]

    4. Kurt Wallander is drifting into retirement, and wants to buy a small farm out n the countryside. Unfortunately, he finds the hand of corpse while looking around. He and his team, including his daughter, investigate.Very elegiac.

    5. THE LAST, LASTER, LASTEST KURT WALLANDER BOOKFor years now, Henning Mankell has been telling us he’d written the very last Kurt Wallander tale. Now, another one has turned up. Mankell explains in an Afterword that he’d actually written An Event in Autumn many years ago as a bonus for Dutch readers. Since he was recently asked for a complete list of the Wallander stories, he felt compelled to include it . . . which, for some reason, meant getting it republished.He mightn’t have bothered.Man [...]

    6. My first introduction to the Nordic novels was a Wallander, this was many years ago.I have since read them all, though I have never watched the series where this character is featured. In this one, a novella, Wallender is older, getting close to retiring. His daughter Linda is living with him and has just joined the police force. Wallander's dream is to buy a house and move out of the city. Finding the house will turn out very differently than he thought.Rather slowly paced, I still enjoyed the [...]

    7. A forgotten Novella; I read the book version and had the bonus of author's comments.Wallender lives in print and this short story helps one visualise his personna far better than all the TV series and films recreating his exploits.This is near the closing of Mankell's writing about many peoples favourite detective; just prior to the last book - The Troubled Man. Autumn is indeed that start of the on-set colder times and death in nature and this wonderful tale is about Wallender's thoughts of ret [...]

    8. Novella and a delight! A writer that can tell a good story with less is excellent at his craft. Very much enjoyed reading the essay at the end where Henning Mankell described his creation of and the flow of Wallander over the years. His views of events in Europe 1990 onwards are so well expressed in the various books of the series and I delight in reading how he created the stories and indeed the ending. Many wonderful hours spent reading the series and many more watching the many more episodes [...]

    9. One of the best parts of this book, apart from the story, is the Afterword in which Henning Mankell explains how the story was published and where it fits in the continuum of the Wallender stories. There is a longer section titled HOW IT STARTED, HOW IT FINISHED AND WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN which is also worth reading. In it he talks about his relationship with Wallender, and how he feels about the depictions of Wallender in the three TV series that have been produced EVENT IN AUTUMN comes just [...]

    10. Z dlhej chvíle a strachu zo smrti a nečinnosti som si vymyslela taký osobný projekt s názvom"Čo na tom tí ľudia vidia?" Začala som severským thrillerom. Vzhľadom na to, že toto je podľa viacerých zdrojov najslabšia Mankellova kniha (ja osobne nemám s čím porovnať) ju budem brať asi trochu s rezervou. Zápletka, ktorá vyvrcholila až na posledných pätnástich stranách by si kľudne zaslúžila viac pozornosti, celé mi to prišlo dosť "zbrklé", ako keď sa vás niekto p [...]

    11. Quel magnifique pays, la Suède. La Suède a une super loi sur le droit à la nature, concrètement le camping sauvage est donc légal, à condition de respecter l'environnement et de se laver dans les ruisseaux avec des savons à l'argile. La Suède a investi dans les kits de maisons en bois rouge. Il paraît que la Suède a un système scolaire hors pair. La Suède a une gastronomie qui inclut à la fois les tartines craquantes, et les conserves de poisson fermenté. Les Suédois ont inventé [...]

    12. Swedish detective Kurt Wallander is tired and looking forward to his retirement. He’s always wanted a house in the country with a dog. When a police associate recommends a suitable place for sale, Wallander visits the house and likes it. However, when he checks the garden and stumbles over a hand sticking out from the soil, he doesn’t care for the place anymore. Wallander and his colleagues settle down to conduct the usual long, tedious and often boring police work of trying to learn more a [...]

    13. Even Mankell has a .5 in his wonderful Kurt Wallander series. In true Murder She Wrote-like fashion, when the sleuth goes house hunting he stumbles unexpectedly upon a skeletal hand and thus a murder investigation ensues. But as this is Mankell, and given that sadly he has passed on and the wonderful Wallander series has only 10 books, I'm more than happy to forgive a .5 and this TV plot-like start. Only one more book left for me to read in Mankell's Wallander series. Sad to see it come to an en [...]

    14. 3,5. Sin duda es Wallander, aunque se me ha hecho corto, me hubiera gustado algo más de complejidad en la trama.

    15. 4 and 1 / 2 starsThis is a short glimpse of Wallander’s life as he ages. He has been a police officer for many years. He is looking for a house in the country where he can have a dog and relax a little. His daughter, Linda who is also a police officer, is living with him. They have a somewhat difficult relationship. But it works. He gets a phone call on his day off from Martinson, a colleague, about a house that belongs to his uncle who is in a care home. He wants to sell the house. Wallander [...]

    16. I haven't read any other Wallander books. reading the afterward, about the origin of the series, was fascinating. the writing style is very spare and austere, like someone whose mind isn't clouded with unnecessary thoughts. the mystery is almost secondary to the weather and Wallander's worries about never getting out of his apartment. reading this definitely put me in an autumnal mood.

    17. I enjoyed the plot, and the denouement, however, I'm afraid I found the writing stilted, and as I read an English translation, I don't know if that's the writing style of the author, the vagaries of Swedish grammar or just not as polished a translation as others I have read. It's very short and the only Wallander novel/la I have read, and I may read others in future.

    18. Niekde na prebale tejto knihy je napísané, že autor je najčítanejším švédskym autorom. Nechápem ako je to možné, keď majú Larssona. Priznám sa, že sa mi vóbec nepáčil autorov štýl, prišiel mi až moc jednoduchý. Kniha mala zaujímavý námet celkom fajn koniec, tak 2/5.

    19. Very interesting short read. I would definitely be interested in other Kurt Wallender stories! Thanks to San Diego Public Library for highlighting Swedish Authors!

    20. A brief but nevertheless engaging Wallander story. It contains all the usual elements - family, relationships, murder, human fraility - and as usual, they are all expressed with humanity.

    21. This short novel was written by Mankell as a giveaway for a crime writing promotion. Two buried bodies in a garden form the basis of the plot and Wallander works hard to solve the mystery. What I found even more interesting than the novel was the piece Mankell wrote on the creation of Wallander and how he evolved over the years. Such a great character.

    22. “Huesos en el jardín” puede considerarse no tanto una novela, sino, por su duración inusualmente breve, un relato corto sobre el detective sueco Kurt Wallander. Cronológicamente los hechos narrados tienen lugar antes de la última novela de la saga, “El hombre inquieto”. La historia sitúa al detective en un momento de su vida en el que vive en su apartamento de Ystad con su hija Linda y está pensando en mudarse a una casa en el campo, dónde por azares del destino aparecen los resto [...]

    23. From the author (afterword): "This story was written many years ago. It had been decided in Holland that everbody who bought a crime novel in a certain month would receive a free book. I was asked if I would write a story. It was a good idea-- making people more interested i.n reading."This novella takes place just before Book 10 in the Wallander series Would highly recommend but if you are new to the series, I would advise starting with Faceless Killers instead. The entire Wallander series is w [...]

    24. My first Wallander book - 9.5 of the 10 Kurt Wallander crime series - and I am a fan. An Event In Autumn went down well.This novella may or may not have been the appropriate introduction to Henning Mankell (what a lovely name!), Wallander, the series, or indeed Scandinavian crime series - much vaunted by myself and many, many others via Stieg Larrson's The Girl Who trilogy, Sarah Lund and The Killing (Forbrydelsen, not the terrible US attempt), Saga Norén and The Bridge (outstanding), Jo Nesbø [...]

    25. A great story and continuation of the Wallander series. If a bit short. I enjoyed the mystery and characterization. Only sad to know I am almost done with series.

    26. Discovering a heretofore unpublished (in English) Wallander story is like coming home from a vacation and crawling into your favorite reading chair with coffee and a snack.Written originally as part of a book giveaway contest in Denmark, this short novel sits right before the last one in the Wallander series. The detective is living in his apartment with daughter Linda, now a young officer on his police force. They have their usual contentious relationship, but their love is apparent nonetheless [...]

    27. This last appearance by Kurt Wallander was first published many years ago by a Dutch publisher who used it as a promotion to sell crime books. It really is a long short story, and chronologically it dates to just before “The Troubled Man,” the final novel in the Wallander series. So, this is really good-bye to Kurt.Always desirous of purchasing a house, leaving his apartment and obtaining a dog, Wallander is induced by his friend and co-worker Martinson to look at a property owned by an aged [...]

    28. An aging Wallander is feeling his years, with some dissatisfaction over how much things have changed ("When he had first started to patrol the streets there was a big difference between what happened in a city like Malmö and small towns like Ystad. But nowadays there was hardly any difference at all."), yet chafing at the parts of his life that have gone too long without changing. When his partner offers him a chance at a house out of the city ("He wanted to get out into the counrtyside, he wan [...]

    29. A short Kurt Wallender novel, with plenty of turns to keep the reader interested.While not the last chronological story, the last one published in the U.S. Includes an interesting interview with Mankell afterwards. Will miss his writing.

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