The White Lioness

The White Lioness 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
  • Title: The White Lioness
  • Author: Henning Mankell Laurie Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780099464693
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The White Lioness
    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 complex and dangerous Combining compelliThe 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 complex and dangerous 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.
    The White Lioness By Henning Mankell Laurie Thompson,

    The White Lioness Nov , Directed by Per Berglund With Rolf Lassgrd, Charlotte Sieling, Cecilia Zwick Nash, Ernst Gnther In a world where international terrorism knows no national borders, Wallander and his The White Lioness Mankell The White Lioness, one of his Wallander novels, manages to describe the horrors of South Africa s apartheid at the same time as it dissects an increasingly violent Swedish society And it is equally The White Lioness Rotten Tomatoes Adapted from the best selling novel by author Henning Mankell, director Pelle Berglund s The White Lioness weaves a suspenseful tale of murder with chilling international repercussions. The White Lioness Kurt Wallander, by Henning Mankell The White Lioness, the third in the Kurt Wallander series is perhaps intended as Mankell s most ambitious Wallander novel to date I say intended because on some levels it doesn t succeed as such.

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  • Henning Mankell Laurie Thompson

    Henning Mankell was an internationally known Swedish crime writer, children s author and playwright He was best known for his literary character Kurt Wallander.Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique He was married to Eva Bergman, Swedish director and daughter of Ingmar Bergman.


  • A child should grow, grow bigger but in my country a black child has to learn how to grow smaller and smaller I saw my parents succumb to their own invisibility, their own accumulated bitterness I was an obedient child and learned to be a nobody among nobodies Apartheid was my real father I learned what no one should need to learn To live with falsehood, contempt, a lie elevated to the only truth in my country A lie enforced by police and laws, but above all by a flood of white water, a torrent [...]

  • This, the third entry in Henning Mankell s series featuring Swedish Inspector Kurt Wallander, appeared in 1993, and is a very ambitious effort in the end, perhaps overly so The story starts simply enough with the murder of a real estate agent who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it quickly spins into a major international conspiracy involving a plot by die hard South African whites to assassinate Nelson Mandela, shortly after he was released from prison.The plotters have r [...]

  • I m only reviewing this one book, but I ve read the entire detective series by Henning Mankell, and I am a huge fan I first became aware of him after returning from a trip to Sweden in 2004, and then discovered he has a cult following in Europe and is beginning to have one in the U.S He has written all kinds of novels, but I ve focused on his mystery series featuring Swedish police officer Kurt Wallander The Wallander stories are good mysteries in their own right, but what commends the books is [...]

  • Kurt Wallander and South Africa.One of Sweden s most recognized fiction crime fighters gets caught up in international espionage in this 1993 post cold war thriller that has half of it s action involving the end of Apartheid in South Africa as the reigning Boers free Nelson Mandela and all hell breaks lose.What keeps this moving and what holds it together is author Henning Mankell s excellent writing and to be fair Laurie Thompson s translation and his ability to convey a subtle but unsettling s [...]

  • Henning, dude, if you want to write a book about how it sucks to live in racist South Africa, I m all for it But I picked up this book because it was a KURT WALLANDER mystery Wallander the SWEDISH policeman, for christsakes he really going to foil a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela I want to read about SWEDISH police doing SWEDISH things like solving murders in SKANE, drinking coffee and eating sandwiches If I wanted to read the Ladies Detective series, I would have joined a book club

  • Here the world of Swedish detective Kurt Wallander crosses that of South African plotters intent on political murder I m not sure if I read this before or after Dogs of Riga I enjoyed this book, liked the characterisation and the settings, despite the than slightly stretched set up It was hard to avoid the feeling that Mankell really was much interested in writing about southern Africa, where he spent part of the year living for a fair chunk of his life, rather than his shabby Detective living [...]

  • Book ReviewThe White Lioness, the third in the Kurt Wallander series is perhaps intended as Mankell s most ambitious Wallander novel to date I say intended because on some levels it doesn t succeed as such I m a big fan of Wallander his idiosyncrasies, his anti authority attitude, his loneliness and faltering family relations they all evoke a reader s empathy in just the right amounts but Mankell s ambitions to incorporate in this book a world stage of politics, assassinations, and third person [...]

  • I approached The White Lioness tentatively, afraid that I wouldn t like it and that it could very well mark the end of my appreciation for the written Wallander.Faceless Killers was a somewhat uninspired though compelling murder mystery It was straightforward, and exactly what one would expect from the story of a taciturn Swedish cop in quiet Ystad Coupled with the BBC movies, it was than enough to make me want to proceed in the series Dogs of Riga, however, was something else entirely It wasn [...]

  • THE WHITE LIONESS 1993 Eng Trans 1998 Henning Mankell .I wish I had had the foresight to read Mankell s books in order, although, ultimately it didn t make any difference What precluded my doing so was the fact that the books were not translated in order into English from the Swedish originals I don t know why In any event, I have finally made it to this episode, which starts out rather mundanely with the disappearance of a female estate agent Several says after her disappearance, her husband sh [...]

  • I hesitated a long time before reading the third Wallander story That s mainly because I knew that this book would be much different than the first two since it is a lot ambitious It deals with Mandela hence with world politics Uuuughhh is this really what I want to read in a proper noir crime novel Nah I read the papers for that kinda stuff The first two books had many flaws but they were also interesting in a certain way because they mainly focused on the characters and the crime This story i [...]

  • This is the third book of the Wallander series.The plot is around an execution style murder of a Swedish housewife This apparent simple investigation unmasks a murder plot against President De Klerk and the future South african president Nelson Mandela A ex KGB agent together with a mercenary south african will be responsible for such political outrage As usual, Inspector Wallander gives his own personal way in this crime investigation.The book s tittle refers to an albino lioness and its real m [...]

  • So far it s been my experience that the Kurt Wallander series seems to improve with each successive novel This one was rich in setting, characters, and interwoven incidents that held my attention throughout A very good read to me.

  • Mankell undertook a difficult premise major related crimes on two continents, without much coordination between the police I am intrigued by Wallender with all of his flaws and uncertainties The African side was relatively weaker, with no well developed characters to care about The ending was staged and anti climatic So I gave it 3 on a stretch Other books in this series are better.

  • Homic dios, investiga o policial, conspira o pol tica e bastante suspense fazem deste livro um policial entusiasmante em que as p ginas voam Gosto do comiss rio Wallander e gosto das intrigas engendradas por Henning Mankell Uma saga para continuar.

  • Published in 1993, this is the third book in the Kurt Wallander series, and the best in my opinion, preceded by Faceless Killers and The Dogs of Riga Wallander is a detective inspector in a small city in Sweden He is divorced, out of shape and experiences waves of self doubt concerning his abilities as a police officer, father, and son When Wallander has a case to solve, he is like a dog with a bone He cannot let it go, and all else goes by the wayside In this book, he is still reeling from his [...]

  • Some of the best police procedural mystery writing is coming out of the Scandinavian countries Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, for example, also come from Sweden, and their work is consistently excellent Not to mention there must ne some very good translators working on these books Mankell, who wrote this in 1993 as apartheid was beginning to crumble, has little love for those white South Africans who wanted to retain the status quo In this, one of his lengthier works, his protagonist, Chief Inspect [...]

  • Review from Badelynge.After the underwhelming Dogs of Riga I was hoping for a big fat Swedish murder investigation this time The White Lioness is a far superior animal by far but it s also not entirely that big fat dose of Wallander I wanted Written just before South Africa would throw away the worst of its horrific identity, Mankell once again writes a book that is so very rooted in the time of its writing here the early 90s leading up to the eventual free elections in 1994 The first segment of [...]

  • The White Lioness, by Henning Mankell B minus.Narrated by Dick Hill, produced by Blackstone audio, downloaded from audibleThis is the first Mankell book that I ve been disappointed with In this book, Wallander and the national police force of Sweden inadvertently become involved in an assassination plot in South Africa The perpetrators are being trained in Sweden Wallander s involvement begins when a man comes into his office and says that his wife, a real estate agent, has disappeared She was g [...]

  • Tales of two countries, bound by a telex That s how I thought of summarizing this book set in Sweden and South Africa.I have been repeatedly urged to read Mankell by many crime novel aficionados due to his pre occupation with global themes and issues that go beyond the crime genre After watching the very satisfying Wallander tele drama series, where the focus was purely on the insomniac policeman who defies protocol, and after a recent visit to South Africa, I finally picked up this novel, but w [...]

  • The White Lioness is the third in Henning Mankell s series of romans policiers starring the world weary and digestively troubled Kurt Wallander It s 1993 and Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk are negotiating the end to apartheid in South Africa Meanwhile, in Ystad, Kurt Wallander is investigating the execution style murder of a young housewife who seemingly had no flaws and no enemies The two stories converge in an international intrigue a la Day of the Jackal I had several problems with this nove [...]

  • The White Lioness is book number three in Mankell s series of crime novels Ystad detective featuring Kurt Wallander I was really iffy on whether or not I would read this one, since it seemed like a span the globe type of mystery, but I stuck with it and was happily rewarded The action begins when an estate agent goes out to look at a house for sale and loses her way on the road Stopping to ask for directions at a farmhouse was the last thing she ever did Called in to investigate her disappearan [...]

  • This was a CD gift to me I had not read Henning Mankell books before and now I will read his other novels A murder happens quickly in the story and the hunt for the killer by Detective Kurt Wallander becomes intense and actually obsessive by the policeman The problem I had was the introduction of so many characters from another location with another plot The turns, twist, intertwining and ultimately the knitting together of each character is a feat accomplished by the author The plot is about an [...]

  • One of those books for which I stayed up late three nights in a row to read Mankell s famous chief inspector Wallander is an interesting mess of a man fundamentally pragmatic, noble, and kind hearted but with patches of the naive and the childishly impulsive This book in particular focuses on how he, a small town Swedish policeman, is faced with the fact that globalization and porous borders is affecting his everyday practiced possibly his ethics Is his Sweden changing for the better or for the [...]

  • Este livro deveras interessante N o se limita a ser um policial O crime que o inspector come a por investigar apenas um acess rio para falar de terrorismo, poder e luta pela liberdade.Apesar de n o gostar de livros baseados em hist rias ver dicas, adoro ler um livro, tal como este, em que o autor cria personagens e as coloca a interagir com pessoas reais.Aos poucos vou conhecendo Kurt Wallender, que se vai revelando uma personagem muito cativante pela sua humanidade E gostamos da mesma can o

  • Je dois malheureusement donner une seule toile pour ce livre parce que j ai eu de la difficult le poursuivre du d but la fin Je me suis demand e si ce n est pas entre autres parce qu il a t publi il y a 25 ansis je n ai pas du tout accroch e La narration est lourde parce qu elle suit au moins 10 personnages diff rents et il est difficile de tous les situer et de se souvenir de leur position dans cette histoire Puisqu il y a genre 10 personnes qui sont suivi par la narration je vous laisse imagin [...]

  • La mitad de la novela transcurre en Sud frica y es m s un thriller pol tico que un policial A esto le sumo que el supuesto protagonista, Wallander, aparece bastante poco y casi como un personaje secundario.Resultado un bodoque de casi 600 p ginas que me aburri bastante y estuve tentada de abandonar Parecen 2 novelas separadas a las que se les hicieron un par de arreglos torpes y a ltimo momento para conectarlas.As que, muy a mi pesar ya que en general me gustan mucho los libros de Mankell, para [...]

  • The Wallender series takes a big step forward here, with an incredibly ambitious effort involving Sweden, South Africa and the KGB in a story involving an assassination attempt on Nelson Mandela I very much enjoyed the juxtaposition of cultures and characters in this novel My only complaint was that it might have actually been TOO ambitious, which necessitated some plot twists that were rather unbelievable That s a fairly small quibble given my enjoyment of the book.

  • Henning Mankell s third Inspector Wallander mystery, The While Lioness, is a terrific blend of international thriller, human isolation and angst, and politics Set at the end of South Africa s Apartheid regime, after President de Klerk has called for an end to the racial laws governing the country and for free elections to follow, a group of Boers, Afrikaans, formed a secret committee to assassinate Nelson Mandela and create chaos in South Africa, thus allowing apartheid to continue A black South [...]

  • Tangent Making contact at a single point or along a line touching but not intersecting From TheFreeDictionary Henning Mankell s The White Lioness is almost like 2 novels in one On one side, we have the Swedish police investigating the murder of a Real Estate agent, along with a severed finger of someone of African descent Investigation indicates that one of these actions, then both, are tied to a Russian thug who has entered the country On the other side, we have a South Africa preparing for som [...]

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