Edition: First UK printing.
London: Harvill Press, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth book (and the third to be published in English) in the award winning series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallender. "Midsummer approaches, and Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his summer is ruined when a girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. WallanderÕs hunt for the girlÕs identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger." Winner of the Best Crime Novel of the year in Sweden, and of France's Prix Mystere de la Critique, and the UK's CWA Gold Dagger Award. SIGNED on the title page. Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. Issued in a very small printing in the UK -reportedly just 1000 copies. Map. 438 pp. ISBN: 1860467857.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)