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Before the Frost

(2004)
(The first book in the Linda Wallander series)
A novel by

 
 
The leader of a religious cult in Guyana instigates a mass suicide. He succeeds in killing himself and his whole flock of worshippers, save one. One man escapes. In the wood in the country land outside Ystad, the police make an horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in an attitude of prayer. A Bible lies at the victim's side, handwritten corrections and amendments on every page. A string of incidents, including attacks on domestic animals, has been taking place and Inspector Wallander fears that these events could be the prelude to attacks on humans on a much greater scale. Linda Wallander, preparing to join the Ystad police force, arrives at the station. Showing all the hallmarks of her father - the maverick approach, the flaring temper - she becomes involved in the case and in the process has to confront a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners. Before the Frost is a totally compelling and atmospheric crime story.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Henning Mankell's Before the Frost

Hardback Editions

March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-7211-9 / 978-0-7531-7211-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Before The Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Hardcover))
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg
ISBN: 1-56584-835-7 / 978-1-56584-835-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Press, The
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before The Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-09-957179-X / 978-0-09-957179-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4596-1239-6 / 978-1-4596-1239-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before The Frost: 10 (Kurt Wallander)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-09-954187-4 / 978-0-09-954187-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-676-97763-4 / 978-0-676-97763-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4000-9581-6 / 978-1-4000-9581-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-7212-7 / 978-0-7531-7212-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Paperbacks
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April 2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Before The Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-09-945904-3 / 978-0-09-945904-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before the Frost (Linda Wallander Mystery S.)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-84343-114-9 / 978-1-84343-114-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before the Frost (A Kurt and Linda Wallander Mystery)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4332-2592-1 / 978-1-4332-2592-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before the Frost: An Inspector Wallander Mystery
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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April 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Before the Frost: An Inspector Wallander Mystery
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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August 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Before the Frost (Kurt Wallander Mysteries)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4332-2589-1 / 978-1-4332-2589-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before the Frost (Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4332-2590-5 / 978-1-4332-2590-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Before the Frost (A Kurt and Linda Wallander Mystery) (Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 1-4332-2593-X / 978-1-4332-2593-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before the Frost: A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Before the Frost: A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-2088-7 / 978-0-7531-2088-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2005 : UK Audio CD

Title: Before the Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ISBN: 0-7531-2393-2 / 978-0-7531-2393-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before The Frost
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Frost (Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Henning Mankell
Publisher: The New Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA