[[ Reading ]] ➸ The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2) Author Henning Mankell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2) Second In The Kurt Wallander Series.Sweden, Winter, 1991 Inspector Kurt Wallander And His Team Receive An Anonymous Tip Off A Few Days Later A Life Raft Is Washed Up On A Beach In It Are Two Men, Dressed In Expensive Suits, Shot Dead The Dead Men Were Criminals, Victims Of What Seems To Have Been A Gangland Hit But What Appears To Be An Open And Shut Case Soon Takes On A Far Sinister Aspect Wallander Travels Across The Baltic Sea, To Riga In Latvia, Where He Is Plunged Into A Frozen, Alien World Of Police Surveillance, Scarcely Veiled Threats, And Lies Doomed Always To Be One Step Behind The Shadowy Figures He Pursues, Only Wallander S Obstinate Desire To See That Justice Is Done Brings The Truth To Light.

10 thoughts on “The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2)

  1. says:

    Have you ever been to Latvia Me neither Turns out Riga is the capital of this Baltic state Back in the olden days of 1991 and thereabouts, this evil empire called the Soviet Union once and again called Russia home of the Rooskies controlled a big chunk of the globe, especially the cold wintry parts.Including Riga, Latvia I was happily showed otherwise when I first posted this review, check out the comments below and the friendly reader from sunny and warm Riga Another cold and dark pla Have you ever been to Latvia Me neither Turns out Riga is the capital of this Baltic state Back in the olden days of 1991 and thereabouts, this evil empire called the Soviet Union once and again called Russia home of the Rooskies controlled a big chunk of the globe, especially the cold wintry parts.Including Riga, Latvia I was happily showed otherwise whe...

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    Kurt Wallander, Swedish detective, is inexplicably sent to Latvia to investigate the death of a Latvian police officer who was killed in Latvia.Wallander doesn t know why he s in Latvia Henning Mankell doesn t appear to know why Wallander is in Latvia I don t know why Wallander is in Latvia After 300 pages of Wallander being driven around Latvia, being cold, eating omelettes, drinking coffee, wandering around with a map, and sitting around asking himself why he s...

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    Poor old Kurt Wallander I just want to buy the guy a beer and tell him to quit being so hard on himself The Swedish police detective isn t faring much better in the second book of the series than he was in the first Still lonely after his divorce and worried about his flighty daughter and elderly father, Wallander has also lost his best friend on the police force to cancer The new breed of crime rising in the early 90s in Sweden continues to shock him and makes him uncertain whether he shou Poor old Kurt Wallander I just want to buy the guy a beer and tell him to quit being so hard on himself The Swedish police detective isn t faring much better in the second book of the series than he was in the first Still lonely after his divorce and worried about his flighty daughter and elderly father, Wallander has also lost his bes...

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    I was looking forward to reading this one because it hadn t been adapted for Kenneth Branagh s Wallander TV series, which I ve been a fan of I suppose I should have wondered instead why they d skipped it This one starts off ok, with an intriguing mystery of suited men, dead of gunshot wounds, adrift in a dinghy There s some interesting hangovers from Faceless Killers, not least Wallander s former confidant, the deceased detective Rydberg haunting his decision making Mankell tries to establis I was looking forward to reading this one because it hadn t been adapted for Kenneth Branagh s Wallander TV series, which I ve been a fan of I suppose I should have wondered instead why they d skipped it This one starts off ok, with an intriguing mystery of sui...

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    Obviously if you have been paying attention to what I have been adding to my bookshelf lately I live in a world where nothing exists besides Henning Mankell Although sometimes I take small breaks to watch my Netflix versions of Brother Cadfael which are of course just for fun Shits and giggles aside, Mankell has got me hooked into his particular brand of literary detective story because he manages to combine the standard suspense driven narrative one might expect from that genre of books tha Obviously if you have been paying attention to what I have been adding to my bookshelf lately I live in a world where nothing exists besides Henning Mankell Although sometimes I take small breaks to watch my Netflix versions of Brother Cadfael whic...

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    Swedish detective Kurt Wallander is plunged into another depressing mystery when two bodies wash ashore on the Swedish coast in a life raft The two male victims have been shot to death and then wrapped in an embrace in the lifeboat and cast adrift They are carrying no identification, but their dental work suggests that they are from somewhere in Eastern Europe.The victims are finally traced to Latvia and a police official from Riga named Major Liepa comes to Sweden to participate in the invest Swedish detective Kurt Wallander is plunged into another depressing mystery when two bodies wash ashore on the Swedish coast in a life raft The two male victims have been shot to death and then wrapped in an embrace in the lifeboat and cast adrift They are carrying no identification, but their dental work suggests that they are from somewhere in Eastern Europe.The victims are finally traced to Latvia and a police official from Riga named Major Liepa comes to Sweden to participate in the investigation It seems clear that the crime did not occur on Swedish soil and so Wallander is happy to pass the case on to his Latvian counterpart and assume that his job is ...

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    Once upon a time I heard tell of a poet who always travelled with the same three books the Bible, Don Quixote and Kant s Critique of Pure Reason It was probably a symbolist poet now that I come to think of it view spoiler perhaps it was Alexander Blok, or Andrei Bely or just somebody like that hide spoiler Although I approve of travelling with a book or two I ll admit to being a bigamist reader as a rule I prefer a littlevariety even if this does require prolonged dithering in Once upon a time I heard tell of a poet who always travelled with the same three books the Bible, Don Quixote and Kant s Critique of Pure Reason It was probably a symbolist poet now that I come to think of it view spoiler perhaps it was Alexander Blok, or Andrei Bely or just somebody like that hide spoiler Although I approve of travelling with a book or two I ll admit to being a bigamist reader as a rule I prefer a littlevariety even if this does require prolonged dithering in front of the book shelves Sometimes though I entrust myself to fate, oraccurately, the glory and the grandeur of the airport or station station book seller And this led me to pick up Dogs of Riga.A couple of snarling dogs on the cover, the author had a familiar name, looked as though it would fit in a coat pocket whatcould I want Sadly it turned ou...

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    My impending trip to Riga gave me the perfect pretext for reading this though it s actually the second in the Wallander series I haven t yet read the first Good job I wasn t relying on it as a guide to the city, as it was written prior to Latvia s emancipation from the Soviet Union in 1991, and portrays Riga as a depressing totalitarian wasteland in which every room is bugged and you re liable to get kidnapped by the Russian mafia at any point It certainly conjures up a very vivid image, ju My impending trip to Riga gave me...

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    N o gostei tanto como do primeiro livro desta s rie, mas ainda assim a hist ria prende e n o h vontade de interromper a leitura Gosto da personagem de Kurt Wallander e apreciei o entretenimento que o livro me proporcionou Uma s rie que pretendo continuar a conhecer.

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    Book Review Dogs of Riga, the second in the Kurt Wallander series places Wallander outside of his comfort zone in Riga, capital of Latvia and without the presence of his familiar Swedish colleagues to whom we were introduced in the first of the series.Riga, LatviaAn oft rendered opinion of Americans by Europeans is that the average European appears to knowabout American politics than does the average American And so it is with slight amusement that I find Wallander cast adrift in the same Book Review Dogs of Riga, the second in the Kurt Wallander series places Wallander outside of his comfort zone in Riga, capital of Latvia and without the presence of his familiar Swedish colleagues to whom we were introduced in the first of the series.Riga, LatviaAn oft rendered opinion of Americans by Europeans is that the average European appears to knowabout American politics than does the average American And so it is with slight amusement that I find Wallander cast adrift in the same boat he knows nothing about Latvia Kurt is in fact ignorant of the eastern bloc nations and chides himself as to that fact as the novel finds him comparing Sweden, which he consider...

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