The White Lioness

A Kurt Wallander Mystery

The second novel in the award-winning Kurt Wallander mystery series, focusing on an international plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela

“For me, Henning Mankell is by far the best writer of police mysteries today. He is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chosen genre to become thrilling and moral literature.” —Michael Ondaatje

The New Press’s publication of Faceless Killers was widely praised by American reviewers. In its starred review, Booklist called it “a superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to come.” With the publication of The White Lioness, that promise is now fulfilled.

Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell’s award-winning, internationally bestselling detective series, this time to investigate a horrific crime in his Scandinavian homeland somehow linked to a troubled apartheid-era South Africa. When the tenacious sleuth’s search for the truth behind the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife uncovers a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela, Wallander finds himself in a tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent.

Combining heart-pounding suspense with probing social commentary, The White Lioness is certain to win new American readers for this master of the detective genre.

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